Friday, January 28, 2011


Eyebrows are an important feature of the face because they give the face its shape and frame the facial features of eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and chin. The eyebrows are one of the few facial features that can be shaped to enhance the beauty of the face.

To achieve the most flattering effect it is important to consider both face shape and eye types. The perfect eyebrow shape is closely related to the actual shape of the face. The basic eyebrow shape is also determined on the bone structure of the face.When it comes to brows, one size doesn't fit all. An elegantly shaped brow that suits your face will bring out yours best features while an unruly one will seem like caterpillars have found a nesting space on your face.

Square Face

Hilary Swank
Softness is the key for girls with this face shape. A rounder brow arch will soften the corners of the face and create less sharp angles. A defined sharp peak at the top of the brow will also make the brow appear stronger. However, be sure that the end of the brow isn't too pointed or else it will add another sharp line to the face.

The Tool  A brow pencil can create the appearance of fine brow hairs. Pick a shade that matches your hair exactly or is one shade light. 

The Tip

  • Over- plucking occurs when you try too hard to copy someone else
  • Fill in whatever you have left with a soft eyebrow pencil, smudging the line
  • Try to grow everything back before you reach for the tweezers again.

Oval Face

Bros are more forgiving with oval faces but the best shape is one that follows the brow's natural line of the brow bone. Leave it slightly thick but well groomed. This is especially necessary if you have lush tresses. A more present brow will anchor and balance it out.

Jennifer Aniston
The Tool  Let a professional shape your brows the first time, and then maintain the shape by tweezing at home with good angled tweezers. Avoid needlepoint and square tweezers. The former can easily injure while the latter will shear the hair instead of plucking it from the roots, causing the appearance of ingrown hairs.

The Tip  Pointy brow arches are caused by the angle of your hair growth changing too sharply at the arch.

  • Fill in the gap under the eyebrow
  • Brush the hairs at the arches outward
  • Fix them in place with transparent mascara.

Heart- Shaoed Face

A strong arch and correct thickness is best for this face shape. Apply rounded brows,which are soft and feminine. Be careful not to go overboard or the brow's curviness will make your face look fuller. A low arch, round brow creates a natural look, while a high arch one adds length to a shorter heart face shape.

Reese Witherspoon
The tool  Clear mascara or brow gel is a great way to tame brows. It doesn't add heaviness with color and easily sets brows in place.

The Tip  A comma shape at the bottom happens when the hair at the base of the eyebrow grows upward, while the rest of the brow grows outward, forming a sharp angle that is difficult to smooth out.

  • Fill in the gap with a soft eyebrow pencil
  • Brush any upward-growing hairs diagonally to cover the angle
  • Fix them in place with transparent mascara.

Round Face

Opt for a brow shape that follows a straight line to the peak of the brow, creating more vertical lines. Keep the brow length as long as possible and create as high as you can. The wider the brow, the more skin it covers and the narrower the face appears. Downplay the roundness of the face by keeping the brow straight ans less curvy.

Kate Winslet
The Tool  Brow shaping brushes are indispensable. Brush the brows straight up and trim hairs that stick up past the brow line using small hair scissors. Brush the hair down and repeat the process.

The Tip  Asymmetrical plucking occurs if you are using a small mirror and don't take an overall look at your face while shaping your eyebrows.

  • Use a mirror large enough to see your entire face
  • Try to correct as much as you can with an eyebrow pencil
  • Only of this doesn't help should you pluck the thicker eyebrow.

Elongated Face

Apply straight horizontal lines that stop the eye moving up and down the face. A flat brow shape accomplishes this as the horizontal shape makes the face appear shorter and gives the illusion of width.

Sarah Jessica Parker
The Tool  Extend your grooming to your brows as well. Make sure each hair falls into place with a brow groomer and see what a big difference it makes to your peepers.

The Tip  If your brow color  lashes with your hair color, tint or bleach your eyebrows instead of dying the hair on your head. It's cheaper and easier.