Brow shape is unique to everyone’s face so it is important to let your natural shape be your guide. It is probably close to optimal for your face and anything too drastic can look unnatural. All angles of the face are determined by the eyebrows. They can lift the eyes, narrow or widen the face. To achieve the perfect brow follow these quick steps. If done correctly, perfectly groomed eyebrows can act as an instant eye-lift.
HOW TO SHAPE YOUR EYEBROWS
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 minimize 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 they 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 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 eye brows 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 in 3 Steps
- Line. Once your eyebrow shape is determined, line the top of the eyebrow using Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil. 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.
- Seal. To keep everything in place, use Jane Iredale PUREBROW® BROW GEL in “clear”.
PRO TIP: Once you are finished with your perfectly groomed eyebrows, you can tweeze away whatever is left over. This way you don’t over tweeze!
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