Whilst it may seem that eyebrows have suddenly gained notoriety in the last few years, changing the shape of the eyebrows actually dates back to the 1920s. During this time, the cosmetic industry was on the rise and women began to play around with their looks, preferring a thin rounded brow with a downward turn. Eyebrow shapes may change with the tide, but one thing we can be sure of is that they definitely change the face.
Which Eyebrow Shape Should I Have?
A little while back we said bye-bye to the bushy brow which gained popularity through the likes of Cara Delevingne, and hello the faded brow, sported by Kim Kardashian amongst other influencers. Whilst these girls look great with their preferred eyebrow shapes, that doesn’t mean you’ll look the same (sorry). You see, eyebrows are hugely personal and if we learnt anything from the ’90s, it’s that plucking one hair too many can strike disaster (we’re being dramatic but you get the idea).
So how do you know what eyebrow shape will suit you the best if you don’t try them out? Well, firstly, any beautician worth their salt will be able to advise you on the best brow shape and thickness to complement your face. If you fancy messing around in front of the mirror, however, you could always try filling in your eyebrows in different ways to see how your face changes as you do so.
Ultimately, the shape, thickness and length of your eyebrows is entirely up to you, but if you did want a helping hand in the right direction, keep reading.
If you have a round face, a soft eyebrow with a curve will help to elongate the face and provide balance to your features.
A brow with a lifted arch will elongate the face. Keep the brows more angular than soft so as not to contradict the natural shape of your face.
Much like those with square faces, you’ll want to complement your natural face shape with angular brows. To give the illusion of a wider face, don’t bring the brows too close together in the middle and elongate the tail.
For this face shape, adding an arch to the brow and keeping the tail long can balance out the bottom half of the face which will be widest.
Keeping the brows close together (avoiding a monobrow of course) will draw attention more towards the middle of your face, giving balance to your features. A slight curve looks great on most face shapes, including the heart, so try this and shorten the tail.
Those with an oval face are likely to find that most brow shapes suit them, but keeping the brows on the softer side can be greatly complementary.
Eyebrow Shaping and Tinting
For all your eyebrow needs, we welcome you to visit us. Our experienced beauty technicians can provide advice when it comes to the shape and tint of your brows, ensuring you leave the clinic looking and feeling your best. To book an appointment with us please call 01204 284900. If you can’t talk right now, please send your enquiry through to our online contact form.