Full, perfectly arched eyebrows are always in style, but sometimes it may feel like they are impossible to achieve. That’s why we went straight to the pros – our Global Makeup Educators – to get tips on how to pull-off a smokin’ hot brow.
Shape & Define your eyebrows like a pro
Brow shape is unique to everyone’s face. Eyebrows are not a one size fits all situation; what looks stunning on your best friend or favourite celebrity, may not be the best shape for you. Here are three steps to help you find the most perfect brow shape for your face:
1. To find out where your brow should begin (point A), align the flat edge of a straight makeup brush to the outside of your nose/inner corner of your eye.
2. Your true arch (point B) is found by taking your brush and laying it diagonally from your nostril to the outside edge of your iris.
3. Determine where your brow should end (point C) by using your brush to create a line from the outside corner of your nose diagonally to the outside corner of your eye.
The Perfect Brow for your Face Shape
- For a Round Face: To minimise the curve of a round face, direct the outer third of your brow towards the top of the ear.
- For a Square Face: If the face is square, direct the outer third of your brow toward the middle of the ear. This helps balance the face.
- For a Long Face: If the face is long, keep the brow more straight across, directing the outer third above the ear.
- For an Oval Face: An oval face already looks balanced, but to enhance this harmony, you can direct the outer third towards the ear lobe.
The Perfect Brow for your Eye Shape
- For Wide Set Eyes: Make sure the inner corner of your brows are closer together. First, mark where your brow should begin by using the Eye Pencil in Taupe to make a small line towards the center of your nostril. Then, use all your other angles to determine where the brow should arch and end.
- For Close Set Eyes: Try not to make the mistake of over tweezing the area between your eyes; this will throw off the symmetry of your face. All you need to do is extend the true arch point out further, to give the eyes more of a wide set appearance.
- For Hooded Eye Lids: Your ideal brow is thinner. This will open up the eye area and make it appear larger and wider. Try to avoid a large, heavy brow because it will create the illusion that the eye is being pulled down further.
- For Deep Set Eyes: Your goal is to offset any of the shadows seen around the whole eye area. Too dark eyebrows will make your eyes appear deeper set than they really are. So, try working with a lighter brow shade, and keep your brow shape more angular. If the brows are too round in shape, they can actually accentuate dark circles.
- For More Mature Eyes: The trick is to not drag the end tail of your eyebrow down; no need to assist gravity. First, find your true arch. Then, slightly lift the tail of the eyebrow as you create the end point. This will create an illusion of a more youthful eye.
How to Fill in Your Eyebrows
- Line. Using an eyebrow pencil with a fine tip (try our Retractable Brow Pencil) to line the top of your eyebrow. First, locate the starting point of your eyebrow. To do so hold the pencil vertical to the bridge of your nose, right next to your nostril; mark that spot with the pencil. Then, mark the ending point by pivoting the pencil so it aligns with the outer corner of our eye. Connect the two dots with one light, even line.
- Fill. Start at the tail of your eyebrow, and use short, feathery strokes to fill in your eyebrow. Be sure your strokes begin at the underside of your eyebrow and move outward toward your temple for the most natural look.
- Blend. Use a spoolie brush at a 45-degree angle to blend your pencil strokes into your natural hair.