Shape Up Your Brows May 24, 2018 13:04

Nearly every woman knows the pain of bad eyebrows. Whether it was the time you over-plucked them in high school, or when you went to your first salon and the lady waxed them unevenly, we all have had that one time when our poor brows had to struggle to get back to normal. 

As we age many of us find our eyebrows get a lighter, a lot thinner, and even turn gray. Years of waxing, threading and tweezing away those little hairs also make our once full, nicely arched brows lose their shape

Eyebrows have been in the spotlight more than ever recently, and for good reason. Well-groomed brows act to frame the eyes and highlight your best features. In fact, strong brows can make you look put-together on a makeup free day.

The right eyebrow shape can brighten your appearance and make you look more youthful. The trick to finding the best brow for your face is to first figure out your face shape, decide what brow color suits you best, and decide what features you want to highlight the most..

The oval face shape takes kindly to most any shape of brow, but to maintain a softly arched brow (think Beyoncé) will accentuate the prominent cheekbones and gentle jawline.

If you have a long face, you should shape your eyebrows to be more flat. This will essentially “break up” the face at the brow bone and create the illusion of a shorter face.

If the width and length of your face are nearly the same, and your chin and jawbone aren’t as defined, you have a round face. If this is the case, try shaping your eyebrows with a high arch in order to lengthen your features. If you have a rounder brow shape, your whole face can appear rounder, so a killer arch is the way to go.

For those of us with square faces, prominent jawlines are our most visible features. In order to balance the harshness that can overtake your face with this type of jaw, slightly arched or softly curved brows are the most effective shape. By maintaining a bit of arch, your brows don’t detract from your jaw, but instead act as a gentle counterbalance.

A heart-shaped face is characterized by a wide forehead and a pointy chin. For this shape, long brows with a very gentle curve are the best way to detract from the pointy-ness of the chin and “break up” the forehead.

Brow shape is based on a few key factors: arch, length, and thickness. Whatever shape you decide should act as a nonsurgical facelift by detracting from your least favorite features and drawing attention to aspects of your face that you like the most.

Come check in with Brow Maestro, Riti Machado while you are in the salon and see what she can do for you