When it comes to shaping your semi-permanent eyebrows, there are many different options to choose from, so it is important to take your time and make the right decision. But, rest assured that you don’t have to tackle this challenge on your own! An experienced brow technician can analyze your facial features and easily determine what type of brow will best suit your face.
Before you consult a technician on what brow style and shape he or she feels will work best with your unique features, you should familiarize yourself with your options.
The degree of your arches is often considered one of the most defining features of an eyebrow look. How bold your arch should be largely depends on the shape of your face. Round faces, for example, can benefit from very angular arches, which can help give some sharpness and definition to an otherwise circular look. Oval faces on the other hand benefit from slight arches, as their already well-balanced proportions can take on a harsh look from an overly emphasized arch. Likewise, for square faces, a brow technician will advise that you avoid overly angular arches, and instead, opt for a softly rounded arch.
Like the boldness of your arches, the length of your brows is usually naturally fit for your facial shape and structure. But, over time as you began grooming your brows, they may have been over-groomed, meaning that the tails don’t extend as long as they should. This issue is especially pronounced for those with long faces; the longer your face is, and therefore the more stretched your features appear, the more stretched your eyebrows should be.
Rounded or Angular Edges?
As you might have guessed, those with angular features benefit from subtle, rounded brows, while those with more rounded features, should opt for more defined, angular brows. A brow technician will examine your features and determine how he or she can use your brows to best enhance your facial features, helping you to present your best face to the world.
No matter your face shape…
There are three general eyebrow microblading rules to follow, regarding the head, arch, and length of your brows.
First, the head of your eyebrows should always be in line with the bride of your nose. If you find that your hair doesn’t grow quite as close to this line as it should, carefully use a brow pomade or pencil to create fine hair-like strokes in this area.
Second, the arch of your brow should be about two-thirds of the way down your brow. Never center your arches, as this mistake makes your brows look droopy and can throw off the appearance of your other facial features.
Finally, follow an imaginary line from the edge of your nostril to the outer corner of your eye to determine where the tail of your brow should fall. Cutting the tails too short looks unnatural, while extending them too far can make your eyes appear more closed.