Shaping eyebrows can drastically change the way you look. Whether you like to wear it thin or bushy, keeping them well-groomed is a makeup essential. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul and the eyebrow are the window frames. Often people will completely ignore their brows during their makeup routine. It results in the face looking unfinished or feeling that something is missing. So this is a reminder not to neglect your brows and look perfectly turned out always.
Let’s check out the best eyebrow enhancers available on the market. Let’s talk brows!
Before talking about brow shapes and their suitable products, you must determine your natural brow shape, hair and texture. First, run it through your brows with an eyebrow brush to lay the hair flat. Now observe your eyebrows: Are the hair naturally thick? Sparse? Notice the direction in which the brow hair is growing. Take a note of the thickness of your brows; are they fuller in the inner corner, middle, or the tail end? Now notice if you have rounder eyebrows or slightly arched eyebrows. Knowing your eyebrows will allow you to freely experiment with them and find a look that best suits you and your face.
Natural Eyebrow Shapes!
Here are the ten most natural brow shapes that we commonly see:
Arched towards the tail Eyebrows:
This eyebrow shape isn’t necessarily thin but has a medium thickness and a higher arch toward the outer end.
Arched in the middle Eyebrows:
this eyebrow shape looks like an upside-down wide V shape above the eyes.
High Arched Eyebrows:
The high arched eyebrow means a higher arch toward the tail end. The eyebrow could be relatively thinner. It’s more of a dramatic and intimidating look.
The Diagonal or ‘Barely Arched’ Eyebrows:
This eyebrow shape requires the lowest maintenance. It has a very slight arch, and the tail end is higher than the inner corner of the brow.
(Arched eyebrows are suitable for most people, whether you have thinner or thicker eyebrows. It gives a dramatic flair and could top off a makeup look with powerful air. )
this eyebrow shape follows the eyes’ natural shape and doesn’t arch upward. So the eyebrow shape depends on your eye shape. A round eyebrow shape gives a softer, natural, gentler look.
This eyebrow shape doesn’t have a natural arch or a curve. The shape is similar to a line. It draws the eyes towards the centre of the face near the inner corner of the brows. With this brow shape, you can play around with edgy eye looks.
A tapered brow shape means the inner portion of the eyebrow is thicker than the tail ends. It gives a boxier look and is also known as the “Instagram Brows”. This shape is perfect for those with naturally thick brows but who want the ‘arched toward the tail’ look.
A S-shaped brow goes upward in the centre and then dips down before rising into the arch. The middle of an S-shaped brow shouldn’t be tweezed or plucked.
Short and Thick Eyebrows:
this eyebrow shape draws attention to the eyes. It can be arched or round. It creates a bold look and makes the eyes more expressive. It also gives a more youthful look because they don’t need filling in much.
Long Tailed Eyebrows:
Similar to the arched shapes mentioned above, the only exception is that the eyebrow’s tail tapers downwards and is slightly longer.
Eyebrow products to add to your routine!
Once you’ve determined your brow shape, let’s move on to the various types of brow products you can add to your routine according to what works best for you:
It is the most popular eyebrows grooming product and the easiest to use. Reach for an eyebrows pencil at least two shades lighter than your hair colour. An eyebrows usually comes with a spoolie brush at the other end, which can brush out the pencil strokes and make your eyebrows look more natural.
This product gives the softest and most natural-looking eyebrows. You can easily blend with your fingers as well. Brow powders also set the eyebrows in place and make them appear fuller. However, we recommend you use an angled brush to use eyebrows powder. It is the best, allowing you to make carefully drawn strokes.
Pomades are creamy in texture and one of the most pigmented options among the many eyebrows products. An eyebrows pomade is best suitable for sparse eyebrows and can be used to create dramatic and bold eyebrows looks.
This product is the best option to use for most. You can use the pen to draw on individual eyebrows hair carefully. It is best suitable for sparse eyebrows and covers any empty spots. An eyebrow marker lasts all day.
An eyebrow gel holds the eyebrow hair in place while adding colour. You don’t need to draw on eyebrows hair; just brush through your eyebrows with a gel to enhance them and hold them in place. (Even clear mascara does the trick!)
This product is best suitable for thicker, fuller eyebrows with longer hair that don’t stay in place. An eyebrow wax is the best option for summers and activities such as swimming since the wax in the product deflects fluids.
Remember that each person has an eyebrows shape for their face. Find what works for you best. Do not over tweeze and over-pluck your eyebrows. There should be room to experiment and try new looks with different eye looks and hairstyles. Also, remember to include your eyebrows in your skincare routine for applying products like an eyebrows growth enhancer or castor oil.
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