The angles of your face are highlighted by your eyebrows. You can narrow the facial structure, broaden it or lift the eyes by working on your eyebrows. You can frame your eyes perfectly and tone down or underline the eye makeup with the right eyebrow shape. Perfectly shaped eyebrows bring balance to your face and add symmetry to all of its features.
Using the Golden Ratio
The golden ratio is a number that depicts the perfect proportion that is most pleasing to the human eye. Anastasia Soare, beauty ‘innovator’, was perhaps the first person to apply this number to the techniques of eyebrow shaping. Anastasia has created the perfect look for innumerable celebrities and has transformed asymmetrical and sparse eyebrows into the most stunningly attractive facial features. Anastasia’s trademarked Golden ratio technique brings about balance in your face using the eyebrows as the starting point. You too can use this ratio to determine the shape that will set off your facial features in the best possible way. This is how to do it.
How to Shape Your Eyebrows
Now that you know exactly how the perfect eyebrows for your face should look like, you can start shaping your brows to match this ideal. Keep in mind that the eyebrow should start directly above the eye’s inner corner.
The initial three quarters of your brow should gradually move upwards where your natural arch and peak are. The last quarter heads downwards, tapering off at the very end. You have an option of curving the line from the peak to the end or making it a straight line. Do note that either option makes for a very different look so you might want to experiment with them both for a while before you understand exactly how they look on you.
Best Eyebrow Shapes for Different Face Shapes
A round face is the perfect canvas for a fuller, thicker brow. A thin brow makes the face look plumper. An arched eyebrow gives the square face the lift it needs to appear more oval. Keep the brow thinner to allow the arch to get maximum attention here. Medium arches work best with oval faces. A good rule of thumb to follow is to keep to the brow’s natural shape as far as possible.
For older women, the brows tend to droop at the ends due to the sagging skin. For such brows, Anastasia Soare recommends lifting the brows to give the eyes a more open and wider appearance. Make the brow shorter and the arch straighter to achieve this effect.
How to Fill In Your Eyebrows
Eyebrow filling gives your overall facial makeup a completed look. Mismatched brows or overly sparse brows pull the attention away from your best features and impair your overall appearance quite significantly. Eyebrow filling is also important because it helps to showcase your eye makeup.
Whether you use pencils or powders, keep in mind that they stick to skin far more than they do to hair. For making sparse eyebrows look fuller, fill in the areas where the hair should grow for a perfect eyebrow. Before you put pencil or powder to your brow, comb it out well and examine exactly where you need to work. Always apply the strokes in the direction of hair growth for a natural look.