Nearly everyone has battled their eyebrows in some way or another. It can be difficult to decide what changes to make to them, if any at all. I mean, who wants to mess up a good thing, right? While it may seem like a better idea just to pluck the uni-brow and leave it at that, you may not be doing your face a favor. No two faces are alike. If they were, the world would be a lot less interesting. With that in mind, it is important to pick the right eyebrow shape to benefit your face.
Finding the Perfect Eyebrow Shape
To determine the perfect eyebrow shape for your face, you first need to determine the shape of your face. Is it long, square, round, oval? With your hair pulled back and no makeup on, take a good look at your face to determine the shape.
Once you have determined the shape of your face, you can determine the best shape for your eyebrows. The basic goal is to balance out any negative features of your face shape to make it appear more oval. An oval face shape is general considered ideal.
If you have an oval face shape, the best eyebrow for you is a soft angle (you lucky woman!)
The goal of a round face is to make it look longer. You can do this by creating a brown shape with a high arch.
If you determine you have a long face shape, the best eyebrow shape to shorten it is a flat eyebrow.
For a square face, you want a strong eyebrow to balance your strong jawline. Go with an angle or a curve, and keep it thick.
A heart shaped face needs a round brow to create the appearance of a round face. Choose a higher curve for a shorter face to add length.
The best eyebrow shape for a diamond face is one that is curved. This will help balance sharp angles.
How to Get Your Eyebrow Shape
There are numerous ways to go about getting the eyebrow shape of your dreams. Some people prefer to do it themselves while others leave it to the professionals. If you have never tried shaping your eyebrows on your own, you might want to start with a professional. Tell them the type of eyebrow shape you want and feel free to ask any questions. This can help you get an idea of what to do, and will give you a shape to maintain on your own.
In most cases, it is best to start with waxing to get the general shape. Then you can use a good set of tweezers to pluck any stray hairs and to maintain the shape. If you are terrified of the pain of waxing, you can just pluck your eyebrows. However, this will likely take longer than waxing and you will have to suffer through each hair being plucked one by one instead of all at once.
What Not to Do
Shaving your eyebrows is much harder to do and harder to maintain. It can also make eyebrow hair look thicker. Even though it might be painful, waxing and plucking are your best options.
Don’t use ice to dull the pain. This makes the skin tight, causing it to have a tighter hold on the hair.
Try not to get too rough when tweezing. You could break skin and cause bleeding or scaring.
While creating your eyebrow shape, don’t stand too close to the mirror. Give yourself perspective to make sure you are keeping the shape even. This can also prevent you from making your eyebrows too thick or too short. You don’t want to pluck your eyebrows to nothing like Katy Perry!
Once you have determined the best eyebrow shape for you and figured out how to get it, you are on your way to a more beautiful you!