Let’s face it, when it comes to eyebrows they can either make or break your entire look. But with so many options–thick, thin, arched, straight–how do you know which brow is right for YOU? Pull one wrong hair, and your brows are down for the count for at least a few weeks. Your very best bet is to have a licensed esthetician do the heavy work with either tweezing, waxing, or threading, and keep it up yourself between visits. Read on to discover the best shape for your face!
Since square faces already have a strong appearance, it’s best to make your brows complement your face instead of contrasting with it. align the peak of the brow with the widest angle of your jaw to balance out the strong jaw line. Bigger is better when it comes to square faces, so try keeping yours a little on the bushy side. Try threading your brows for the perfect arch, as it gives a more natural brow shape by removing the hair strands in a row, ensuring the result is natural and neat but not overly defined.
For those with a round face, try an arched eyebrow to create a more oval look. The high peak opens your eyes vertically to elongate your face. Tweezing is the best bet when trying to create that high arched look for a round face if you are after a more sculptured look; it offers a more precise finish by removing hair strands individually, with less chance of over doing it.
For ladies with lovely long faces, try flat, straight eyebrows. To go along with those flat brows. this way the arch doesn’t give any more height to your face, and nicely frames your eyes. Another look could be a low arch for people because it helps open up their face sideways, instead of length wise.
Have an oval shaped face? You’re in luck! Oval faces can handle most brow types. Because of the proportionate shape, it’s easy to pull off a variety of shapes. For DIY tweezing on an oval face, pluck right after a warm shower. Your pores are open and your hair strands are softened by the heat and humidity making the hair-removing process easier
Nothing is worse than too much space between your brows. It creates the illusion of a low, wide forehead, and sets your eyes farther apart– not in a good way. To get the perfect spacing, place an orange stick (or a thin makeup brush) in a straight line from the side of the nose to the liner corner of the eye; this is where the eyebrow should begin. place an orange stick from the side of the nose to the outer corner of the eye; this is where the brow should end.
Some tips from the pros:
*when tweezing grab each hair at the root and quickly yank in the direction of hair growth
*plucking too much from the bottom edge gives you a permanent look of surprise
*never pluck above the eyebrows
*pull hairs out in the direction of growth one at a time
*never pluck daily
*use a toothbrush or a clean mascara wand to brush the hairs in to place.
If you find yourself over plucked, never fear! Grab a light colored brow pencil or powder and simply fill in the holes as needed until they grow back. A Great brow pencil is Smashbox’s Brow Tech To Go. Remember: always pick a lighter shade than you think you’ll need, too dark can make your eye brows look scary.
Allie Kelley has been a Planet Beauty Buff for four years and has a Bachelor’s degree in English. She enjoys painting her nails, trolling Pinterest for new trends, and has an obsession with lip gloss.