No matter the brow product or procedure of preference, finding the perfect brow shape for your face is a fundamental aspect of any beauty regimen. In the past few years, eyebrows have quickly established their dominance at the top of the beauty trend totem pole. With celebrities and influencers bringing the full brow back into style, and brow products flying off the shelves, it is obvious that the brow trend isn’t dying out anytime soon. But, as with most things beauty, finding the most flattering way to accentuate your natural brows can be a process of trial and error. If you are still struggling with finding your eyebrow sweet spot, read on to learn some insider tips and tricks that will boost your brow game into the stratosphere.
In permanent makeup, great care is taken to find the perfect custom-fit brow shape for your face. For obvious reasons, this is usually the longest part of the entire procedure—the pencil outline that is created is used as the guidelines for the technician to fill in brows with semi-permanent results. Microblading technicians take a series of facial measurements, using a specialized protractor, to determine the most flattering brow dimensions to highlight desired features. One of the main purposes of eyebrow grooming is to accentuate your best features and frame your face. For any face shape, three good rules of thumb to create geometrically flattering brows are as follows:
1. Mark the beginning of the brow in line with the side of your nose.
2. Mark the arch by following the straight line from the tip of your nose through the pupil of your eye while looking straight (about 2/3rds away from the front of your brow)
3. Mark the tail of your brow above or level with the head of the brow,
extended a little past the outer corner of your eye.
Most people tend to fall within a few general categories when it comes to facial dimensions; certain brow shapes frame each face type best. If you have a square face, softly filled-in brows with rounded arches will balance your angular features. On the other end of the spectrum, a more rounded face (equivalent ear-to- ear and forehead-to- chin lengths and a soft jawline) will benefit best from brows with high arches, creating the illusion of more structural definition. For a longer face, brows that extend a little farther past the outer corner of your eye provide a horizontal component, drawing attention to the upper half of your face. For a heart-shaped face (wider upper half with a pointed chin), thick, full brows can overwhelm the rest of your features, so it is best to stick to more delicately arched brows. Lastly, an oval face shape is complemented best by straighter brows with a minimal arch.
Finding your best eyebrow shape can seem intimidating, but when it comes down to it, finding the perfect arches for your face is a science of symmetry and geometry. Now that you’re armed with professional knowledge, go forth and slay those brows!
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