The eyebrow is the single facial feature that can easily transform a person’s face and create a more beautiful look, all with proper shaping and maintenance. Although there are eyebrow trends (from fuller brows to sculpted ones) that come and go, the naturally-refined eyebrow shape is always in style.
When your eyebrows look well-maintained, it also enables you to use less overall make-up, as it balances out your features (and even draws more attention to your eyes).
How To Create The Perfect Eyebrow
The first step to achieving the perfect eyebrow is to determine which eyebrow shape best suits your face. Looking at celebrities’ photos is a great place to start. Whether you like the voluptuous pin-up look of Marilyn Monroe (who had shapely, full eyebrows), or you prefer the sexy style of Megan Fox’s well-defined and dramatic brows, this can help guide you in the right direction. No matter what style you choose, the key is to not go extreme in either direction (like Groucho Marx or Pamela Anderson), as neither styles are flattering on anyone.
There are 3 basic steps to creating the perfect eyebrow:
1. Use a pencil as your guide. If you line the pencil from the side of your nostril vertically (straight up) toward your hairline, the inside of your eyebrow should start directly at that point. (If your eyebrows are too close, it looks like a unibrow, which is not attractive.)
2. Next, take the pencil and line it up from the tip of your nose on a diagonal angle across your pupil. This should be where the highest point of your brow (the arch) should be.
3. Finally, line the pencil from the side of your nostril out toward the outer corner of your eye. This is where the tail of your eyebrow should end.
After deciding on the shape you want, you would opt to either go to a professional eyebrow specialist or try a do-it-yourself job. There are a plethora of eyebrow shaping techniques on the market, including waxing, electrolysis (a permanent technique), tweezing, and threading. Whether you personally sculpt your brows or not, you will still need to maintain them on a daily basis.