“Eyebrows are the most important facial feature. All angles of the face are determined by the brows: they can lift the eyes; narrow or widen the face.”

Not all women are endowed with that perfect brow and so most of us would resort to tweezing our own brows which is a tedious task indeed or for some, a visit to a salon to get the job done right away. Nevertheless, it seems as though as if something is lacking or something is not right…

This post will talk about ways in which how we can be able to determine what eyebrow shape would suit our facial structures.

Ready? Here we go

1. DETERMINE YOUR FACE SHAPE

Knowing your face shape is the first step
to creating your most beautiful look…..

… Kevyn Aucoin – celebrity makeup artist famous for his stunning transformations

There Are Six Basic Face Shapes

                            

Oval Face Shape

  • forehead is wider than the chin
  • prominent cheekbones
  • face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin
Round Face Shape
  • face is almost as wide as it is long
  • face is widest at the cheeks
Long Face Shape
  • forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all about the same width
  • can tend to have a prominent chin
  • has an elongated appearance
Square Face Shape
  • forehead, cheekbones and jawline all about the same width
  • squared jawline is the most obvious feature
Heart Face Shape
similar to oval but the chin tapers to a point.
Diamond Face Shape
  • not as common as the other face shapes
  • typically the face is highly angular
  • the forehead is somewhat short
  • the face is widest at the temples

Still not sure? – A simple test

  • Measure the length of your face with a ruler. (In this case the total length of the face is 8).
  • Divide the total length by 3. (In this case 8 divided by 3 is 2.67 or 2 2/3).
  • Measure the length from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin. (in this case 2 1/3),
  • If the last number (the 2 1/3 number) is larger than the first number (the 2 2/3) than chances are you have a long face.
  • If the last number is less than the first number than chances are you have a round face.
  • If the last number is equal to the first number than chances are you have an oval face

2. FIND THE BEST BROW FOR YOUR SHAPE

* Oval Shape

> This is considered the ideal face shape. The brows play no role in making the face appear “more oval” -it already is oval.

>The “perfect” brow shape is generally considered to be the soft angled shape. This is in fact our most popular stencil shape, and works beautifully with an oval shape.

               
* Round shape

 > Make a round face appear less round by making the face appear longer.
 > Apply lines that go more up and down the face. This helps draw the eye up and down and lengthens it. Create as high an arch as you can.
                                                
* Long shape
> Apply straight horizontal lines that stop the eye moving up and down the face.
> A flat brow shape accomplishes this. It’s horizontal shape makes the face appear shorter.
               
* Square shape
> A square jaw is a strong feature. Balance it with a strong brow or soften it with curves.
> A thicker stronger color and shape balances a heavier jawline. A defined sharp peak at the top of the brow makes the brow appear stronger.
                
* Heart shape
> Soften your look with curves and create a beautiful heart shape using the point of your chin as the heart bottom and the brows as the top of the heart.
> A low arch round brow creates a natural look. A high arch round brow adds (possibly needed) length to a shorter heart faceshape.
                
* Diamond shape
> Soften the angles in your diamond face shape and make the widest portion of the face appear less wide.
> Curves will both soften your look and  make the widest portion of your face look less wide.
                 
So there you go ladies! Do you have an idea already as to how you could shape your brows better? Tell me all about it! This is how my eyebrow looks after I have researched my article… What’s your eyebrow story? Share it lovelies~ ^^
         
credits/references:
> annie’s salon in SM cebu for providing me the pictures ^^
> google images!
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