WHY YOUR BROWS JUST DON’T SIT RIGHT?
Part One: The Right Brows For Your Face?
Hey Brooklyn Beauties, if you’ve already experienced a set of my ‘Brookie Brows’ you’ll know how much detail is put into perfecting the right shape for your face. No two faces are the same, and as such stencils or a quick pluck will never give you the brows you desire. For many of you that have been seeing me at Brooklyn Beauty Bar for years have probably long forgotten what we spoke about in your first appointment so your well overdue for a re-fresh. And for those of you who are yet to relish this brow changing experience and are continually disappointed with your brows, this is why!
Your ideal brow shape is derived by three key areas: ‘Your Face Shape’, ‘Your Features Alignment’ and ‘Your Natural Brow Position’. In this blog series I will outline these three key aspects of brow analysis that I focus on throughout my detailed sculpting process. Lets start with the shape of your face.
Your Face Shape
The perfect set of brows all starts with a face shape analysis. Do you know what shape your face is? This is really important to know because the dimensions of your face significantly dictate the appropriate size, shape and position of your brows. Here are the many different face types and what brows shaping techniques are used to suit each one.
Oval Face. If your forehead is wider than your chin and your face gracefully tapers to a narrow soft chin, you have an oval face shape. The oval face is considered the ideal face shape. Your brows play no role in making the face appear “more oval” – and as such only minimal shaping is required. I recommend a soft angled eyebrow shape (the soft angled shape goes straight up and then gently curves round at the top).
Square Face. If your forehead, cheekbones and jawlines are all about the same width with a squared jawline, you have a square face shape. A thicker, stronger colour and fuller brow shape balances a heavier jawline. Avoid sharp arches as this can accentuate the jawline. I recommend a soft angled brow, with a darker colour depth, as this will create balance. Also consider your arches to be more relaxed, position your arch further in and have your brow length slightly shortened.
Long Face. If your forehead, cheekbones and jawlines are all about the same width, and your face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin, you have a long face shape. This face shape can look “too long” if you have the wrong brow shape. A flat and extended eyebrow arch and shape is ideal. This creates an optical illusion of making your face appear shorter and slightly widened, thus bringing it into balance.
Diamond Face. Not as common as the other face shapes, if your face is highly angular with the forehead and chin somewhat short and your face is widest at the temples you have a diamond face shape. A fuller brow with soft curved arches and shortened lengths will make the widest portion of your face look less wide. I recommend bringing in your arches in and shorten the length, with a natural and sporadic shape. This brow shape is similar to a squared face.
Heart Face. If your face is similar to an oval shape, however your chin tapers in quite sharply, you have a heart shaped face. I recommend a natural defined brow with feathered lines, ensuring your arch is brought in more towards the pupil with your ends slightly shortened. This will create an illusion your face is less angled to create softness. Similar brow to a diamond face shape.
Round Face. Your face is almost as wide as it is long and is widest at the cheeks. Having your brows defined, with lines that go more up and down will help lengthen the face. Stay away from a rounded brow shape, as this will make your face look rounder. I recommend a defined arch with defined lines, to lengthen and narrow the face, to appear more oval.
Keep your eye out for my next blog in this three part series as I discuss how the ‘Alignment Of Your Features’ determines the ideal brow shape for you. Within this blogs series I will also expand on the types of shapes your brow artist can create for you including: Natural Sporadic, Natural Defined and Defined – something you must know if you want to communicate effectively on what brow shape you are looking for.
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Brookie J xox