“Circle Gets the Square: Choosing a Brow Shape” Monday Minute Makeup Lesson

16Nov09

Monday Minute Makeup Lesson

“Circle Gets the Square: Choosing a Brow Shape”

Eyebrows are like glasses;  they frame your face, and choosing the right shape is important to flatter your features.  How many do you try on before taking home a new pair of sunnies?  Well its time to spend at least as long pondering your brows.

Here’s an easy guide to follow:  first examine your face in a mirror.  Do you see more curves (circular chin, soft jaw-line, full cheeks, pouty lips, curved nose, rounded eyes) or more angles (pointed chin, defined jaw, sharp cheekbones, wide smile, angular nose, almond-shaped eyes)?

For curvy faces, like Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johannsen, an angular brow with a defined, pointed arch or straighter line provides balance.  It elongates the eye, defines cheekbones, and provides a counterpoint to rounded features.

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For angular faces, like Ellen Pompao and Madonna, a curved arch on a rounded, tapered brow is the best compliment.  It opens up the eye by visually lifting the lid, and it softens the face, preventing it from appearing too harsh.

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So how do yours compare?  Not, so fast, step away from the tweezers. . . If you find your shape could use a change, find a professional to create it for you.  Then you can maintain the lines by tweezing at home.

Happy Monday!

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One Response to ““Circle Gets the Square: Choosing a Brow Shape” Monday Minute Makeup Lesson”

  1. I love this. It’s really informative! I would love to read more like this.


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