The angles of your face are highlighted by your eyebrows. You can narrow the facial structure, broaden it or lift the eyes by working on your eyebrows. You can frame your eyes perfectly and tone down or underline the eye makeup with the right eyebrow shape. Perfectly shaped eyebrows bring balance to your face and add symmetry to all of its features.
Using the Golden Ratio
The golden ratio is a number that depicts the perfect proportion that is most pleasing to the human eye. Anastasia Soare, beauty ‘innovator’, was perhaps the first person to apply this number to the techniques of eyebrow shaping. Anastasia has created the perfect look for innumerable celebrities and has transformed asymmetrical and sparse eyebrows into the most stunningly attractive facial features.
Anastasia’s trademarked Golden ratio technique brings about balance in your face using the eyebrows as the starting point. You too can use this ratio to determine the shape that will set off your facial features in the best possible way. This is how to do it:
A: Draw an imaginary line from the outside corner of your nose upwards towards the inside corner of your eye. Your eyebrow should end where it meets this line.
- B: Draw another imaginary line from the tip of your nose crossing the pupil of your eye diagonally. The point where this line cuts the eyebrow is the perfect position for the arch.
- C: Draw an imaginary line from the bottom of your nose to the outer corner of your eye and beyond. This is where your eyebrow should end.
How to Shape Your Eyebrows
Now that you know exactly how the perfect eyebrows for your face should look like, you can start shaping your brows to match this ideal. Keep in mind that the eyebrow should start directly above the eye’s inner corner. The initial three quarters of your brow should gradually move upwards where your natural arch and peak are.
The last quarter heads downwards, tapering off at the very end. You have an option of curving the line from the peak to the end or making it a straight line. Do note that either option makes for a very different look so you might want to experiment with them both for a while before you understand exactly how they look on you.
Best Eyebrow Shapes for Different Face Shapes
A round face is the perfect canvas for a fuller, thicker brow. A thin brow makes the face look plumper. An arched eyebrow gives the square face the lift it needs to appear more oval. Keep the brow thinner to allow the arch to get maximum attention here. Medium arches work best with oval faces. A good rule of thumb to follow is to keep to the brow’s natural shape as far as possible.
For older women, the brows tend to droop at the ends due to the sagging skin. For such brows, Anastasia Soare recommends lifting the brows to give the eyes a more open and wider appearance. Make the brow shorter and the arch straighter to achieve this effect.