How to Shape Your Eyebrows (Practically)

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In this blog, we talk about how to shape your eyebrows (practically). Your brows draw attention to the angles in your face. By focusing on your brows, you may narrow, widen, or raise your face. With the appropriate brow shape, you may frame your eyes precisely and tone down or emphasize your eye makeup. Perfectly formed brows balance your face and offer symmetry to all of its characteristics.

Using the Golden Ratio

The golden ratio is a number that represents the ideal proportion that is most attractive to the human eye. Anastasia Soare, a beauty ‘innovator,’ was possibly the first to use this number to eyebrow shaping procedures. Anastasia has converted asymmetrical and sparse brows into the most strikingly appealing face characteristics for many celebrities.

Anastasia’s unique Golden ratio technique creates equilibrium in your face by beginning with the brows. You, too, can use this ratio to determine the shape that will best highlight your facial features. This is how you do it:

  1. Draw an imaginary line from the outside corner of your nose to the inside corner of your eye. Your brow should end where it meets this line.
  2. Draw another imaginary line from the tip of your nose to the pupil of your eye, crossing it diagonally. The point where this line cuts the brow is ideal for the arch.
  3. Draw an imaginary line from the tip of your nose to the outer corner of your eye and beyond. This is where your brow should end.

How to Shape Your Eyebrows

Now that you know what the ideal brows for your face should look like, you can begin shaping your brows to match this ideal. Remember that the brow should begin directly above the inner corner of the eye.

The first three-quarters of your brow should gradually move upwards to your natural arch and peak. The fourth quarter declines, tapering off at the end. You can either curve or straighten the line from the peak to the end. Please keep in mind that each option creates a very different look, so you may want to experiment with them both for a while before determining how they look on you.

A few things to consider when shaping your brows:

  • Tweeze your brows immediately after a shower or bath. The hair is pliable and the pores are open at this time, making it easy to pluck your brows painlessly.
  • Over-tweezing should be avoided because it can result in ‘too thin’ brows.
  • Threading at home is best avoided because you have so little control over the shape you achieve. Threading is done by a professional.
  • Waxing is an effective way to achieve the desired brow shape, but tweezing is a quick and easy solution for a light instant clean up. When waxing, take care not to remove more of the brow than you intended.
  • When plucking your brows, only pluck the area between the brow and the brow bone. Tweezing above this line may result in an uneven shape.
  • Plucking a few hairs farther from the innermost corner of your eye makes the eye appear larger.

Best Eyebrow Shapes for Different Face Shapes

A round face is the ideal canvas for a fuller, thicker brow. A thin brow makes the face appear plumper. An arched brow gives the square face the lift it needs to appear more oval. Keep the brows thinner to draw attention to the arch. Oval faces look best with medium arches. A good rule of thumb to follow is to stick as close to the natural shape of the brow as possible.

Because of sagging skin, older women’s brows tend to droop at the ends. Anastasia Soare suggests lifting the brows to make the eyes appear more open and wider. To achieve this look, make the brows shorter and the arch straighter.

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