Eyebrows can make a huge difference to your overall look, like you wouldn’t believe. They can even make headlines sometimes – just take a look at Cara Delevingne’s magnificent brows. The power brow is definitely in – it frames the face, as well as adds a natural kind of beauty to your look; over plucked brows are soooo 2002! However, some people take it way too far and end up penciling their eyebrows in right up their forehead, giving us girls that fake a bushy brow a bad name. So just how do you get it right? Here, we tell you exactly how you can dress up your face with fashionable eyebrows:
Shapes to Suit Your Face
Your face shape has a lot to do with the eyebrow style you should choose. Something that looks good on your friend or your favourite celebrity might not work on you! Everybody is different, and just like different hairstyles suit different face shapes, so do different eyebrow shapes.
You first need to determine your face shape. There are 6 basic shapes; oval, round, long, square, heart, and diamond. One way to do this is to tie your hair up, grab a lipstick, and draw around your face shape in the mirror. This should give you an idea!
You then need to look at the different eyebrow shapes and work out what will suit you. If you have a rounded face with soft features, angular brows will make it look more defined. If you already have an angular face with angular features, angular brows will not be the best idea – rounded brows would be best. The basic eyebrows shapes are:
- Soft angled
- Hard angled
- S shaped
Removing Unwanted Eyebrow Hair
Once you’ve decided on the kind of eyebrow shape you’d like, you can remove your unwanted hair. You could do this at a salon with waxing or permanent removal of hair (usually best done by a professional), or you can do it yourself at home. There are many ways you can remove your unwanted eyebrow hair, but the most recommended ways are:
- Plucking – good for simply topping up a wax if you spot a few strays.
- Waxing – good for when you have a lot of hair to remove and would like a longer result.
- Laser hair removal – for a permanent result.
Using Makeup to Create The Illusion of Bushy Brows
You might have perfect brows by this stage, but it still doesn’t hurt to play them up with makeup. You may have also overplucked in the past, so you might need to create the illusion of bushy brows with makeup. Enhance your brows with an eyebrow pencil or stenciling kit, and check out Youtube tutorials to get a professional look. Avoid applying a colour way too dark, as you’ll look silly rather than fashionable. You don’t want the look to be too strong – you still want to look as if they’re your natural brows, Cara Delevingne style. Good luck!