You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow. Jack Black
Right from the Renaissance Period till now, eyebrow shapes have been very important, before that women shaved off their eyebrows. A study was conducted in MIT to check if eyebrow shapes played any part in facial recognition. Amazingly, it was found that those on whom the experiment was conducted became unrecognizable. In short, with eyebrows either shaved off or coloured, they were like different people.
So, without a speck of doubt, eyebrow shapes are very important.
In fashion, eyebrows play a huge role. Shaping trends keep changing—from pencil thin eyebrows to bushy eyebrows; arched eyebrows to round eyebrows. Fashion industry keeps giving new shapes and colours to the eyebrows. Of course, there are those fashion icons who defy all the rules and do what they want to—to their eyebrows. Like how Kim Kardashian has gone and coloured her eyebrows blond. These, however, are rare cases!
For shock value or to get noticed—eyebrow is a good feature to play around with.
Idol eyebrow shape for your face
With the right shape given to your eyebrow, you can look years younger than your actual years. That makes it clear that you must select the best eyebrow shape. Yes, not everyone can have the same shape, simply because each one of us has a different face cut, different eye shape and different hair growth on the eyebrows.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make most of this most ignored, but one of the most important facial features.
Eyebrow Shape for Round Face
Cameron Diaz has a round face and so does Emma Stone. Do you have a round face too?
So, you have a round face and need to know what eyebrow shape will best suit you. So, arch-shaped eyebrows are the best suited for you. Arches shaped sharply will give a pointed look to your face. This shape will give a slightly longer look to your face. When coloring with kohl, ensure that the arches are the darker shade than the rest of the eyebrow. Grooming your arches up words will stretch your face up, which will add beauty and style to your face.
A long face has its advantages and disadvantages. Meryl Streep, with her long face, looks like a woman who knows her mind. It all depends on the other features on your face—your eyes, nose, cheekbones, jawline, eyes, and lips. But, a well-shaped eyebrow can make your face look slightly round or oval and make it look prettier.
This is what needs to be done to give it a perfect shape to the eyebrow if you have a long face. Extend the arches of your eyebrows towards the ends. Another thing, if you opt to give a flat shape to your eyebrows, even that will give a well-adjusted look to your face, which is what we want.
A woman who has oval shaped face is considered lucky as this shape is considered to be the best. Selma Hayek’s oval face has launched many films that have been box office hits. Anything and everything looks good on oval shaped face. Look at Angelina Jolie—who can find fault with her perfectly carved eyebrows that sit beautifully on her oval shaped face. A simple shaping that gives a natural look to the face—is all that is needed.
Heart Shaped Face
“I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy”. The lady who spoke these words is herself perfection personified. Reese Witherspoon, the heroine of Legally Blonde, has a perfect heart-shaped face. Strangely, eyebrow shaping on heart-shaped face is the most complicated. As the emphasis is naturally on the forehead and the eyes, the art of shaping has to bring the focus towards other areas of the face.
Square Shaped Face
Not considered to be exactly a shape for a beautiful face, the face with a square shape can surely look beautiful if the facial features are properly sharpened. Katharine Hepburn, the Hollywood queen was not exactly beautiful; however, she had her own oomph—that could not be missed.
So, if you have a square face, don’t listen to the naysayers and go ahead and make the most of each of your facial features. The first being your eyebrows— give a strong shape to the arch of your eyebrow and make it thick, not bushy. The thicker and the darker you shape and colour the arch, the heavier your jawline will look, which is what we want. You can also give an angled shape to your eyebrow. Keep a distance between both the eyebrows, this will give a balanced look to your face. The overall effect will be a pretty face that has character to it.
Eyebrows for Closed Set Eyes
Friends star Jenifer Aniston is every man’s dream woman— her delicate features make her one of the most beautiful women of the world. Jenifer Aniston has closed set eyes. If, like Jenifer Aniston, you sport closed set eyes too, go for wide arches. Elongate your eyebrows all through your brow bone, use an eyebrow pencil to do that. Do not give pointed shape to your eyebrows, this will give imbalance effect to your face and will make you look funny.
Eyebrows for Wide Set Eyes
Sara Paxton, in Greetings from Tucson, left everyone spellbound with her beauty and style. Her wide-set eyes, set many a men’s heart aflutter. If, like Sara Paxton, you have wide set eyes, here is the tip for you. Darken your eyebrows from the centre of your eyebrows towards the eyes.
You want to bring the attention to the centre of your face, right? This trick create an illusion of your eyes being closer. This will soften your face—avoid plucking and opt for grooming.
So, you can see how a mere shaping of your eyebrows can make your face look younger and prettier. Thus, it is clear—every face needs its own eyebrow shape and why not, even eyebrows of each one of us is unique.
Since now you know that eyebrows are a very important feature of your face, would you like to know more tips that will add beauty to them?
Let me tell you about Microblading.
More about the procedure
Thin eyebrows? Not exactly a woman’s dream eyebrows!
If you have thin eyebrows, you need not worry as Microblading will add the impression of thick eyebrows. It is a modern makeup technique of manually applying pigments in the upper layer of the skin of each of your eyebrow. By this method, you can get the shape and the thickness you desire.
The results last for one to two years, after which you have to get them redone. The best part is that microblading gives a very natural look to your eyebrows and except you, no one else will notice the difference.
Cost and after effects of the procedure
The procedure is slightly expensive and can cost up to 600 pounds. As for the after-effects of the procedure, you need to keep your eyebrows dry for at least ten days. This includes sweat free activities, which might compel you to keep of exercising and taking holidays in and around hot places.
Also, your skin, if it is sensitive, may reject the ink. There are people who have observed rejection up to 80 %. But then all this depends on your body’s power of accepting a foreign element. You can start with exfoliation after ten days, this should take care of any extra pigment on your eyebrows.
That depends on how much time it takes for the pigment to lighten on your eyebrows. Once you see the pigment fading away, you could get a touch up done.
Now, go ahead and get the best-shaped eyebrow that suits your beautiful face…