Just as we apply shadow and liner differently, depending on our eye shape, so too should we structure our brows differently!
Although there are two main methods for creating the perfect brow, shaping it by removing unwanted hair or filling them in, our eye shapes really define what the perfect shape and colour should be.
So let’s explore this further.
- Those with Deep set eyes should create a more prominent brow bone with a concealer or highlighter.
- Those with Hooded eyelids, need to draw the focus upward, so a darker shadow should be placed over the eyelid crease towards the brow and an arch should be prominent within the brow.
- Those with Downturned eyes should extend shadow colour upward towards raised brows.
- Those with upturned eyes, should even out the upper and lower proportions with a dark shading of the brows.
- Those with Monolid eyes need to use a shiny colour on the brow bone to highlight the arch of the brow.
But, when it comes to brows, the most important thing to remember is the beginning of the brow should align with the center of the nostril and the arch with the back third of the eye.
Likewise the eyebrow should follow the length of the eye and shouldn’t extend into the temple area.
The basic rule overall ladies, is to direct the shape of your brow by lining below, above and then blending and lastly filling.
- Brushing the brow up with a brow comb or toothbrush is another good idea as you should try and work only with the hair that is there as drawing is not only messier but less natural looking, shading is what you want to aim for.
- For those filling in, remember to only do so at the front or underneath the brow, or through the brow itself.
- Do not place your pencil or powder, more than one-quarter inch away from where the natural hair growth stops and don’t forget that eyebrow colour should look shaded and soft, not like a straight, hard line.
So there you have it, some of the best tips for perfect brows which, as we can see in the image below, are very, very important.