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The Importance of Well Defined Brows

Well-defined, correctly shaped eyebrows act to frame the eyes, highlight your best features, brighten your appearance and even make you appear more youthful.

The trick to finding the best brow for your face is to first study your face shape to learn what brow colour suits you best and decide what features you want to highlight.

Study the natural contours of your face in a mirror. Notice your chin shape, the line of your jaw and your forehead. These are all aspects that contribute to the overall shape of your face.

The oval face shape takes kindly to most brow shapes, however a softly arched brow will accentuate prominent cheekbones and gentle jawline.

If you have a long face, you should shape your eyebrows to be more flat and straight to 'break up' the length of your face at the brow bone and create the illusion of a shorter face.

If your chin and jawbone aren’t very defined, you will likely have a round face and 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 well-defined arch is the way to go.

For those with square faces, prominent jawlines are your most visible features and you want to balance your sharp lines with a slightly arched or softly curved brow. By maintaining a bit of arch, your brows will 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.

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 favourite features and drawing attention to the best parts of your face.

So here's my quick & easy how to:

Generally what defining your brows requires is just filling in the gaps and defining the arch. The most simple and effective way to fill any gaps is to brush in the direction your hair grows then lightly build up the colour gradually with light, gentle strokes in the same direction. If you stick to this simple technique you will fill and define the brow in it’s most natural way! To exaggerate or lift the brow concentrate your pencil to the top arch of the brow which will not only lift the brow and eye area but also lift your face.

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