Most of us take our eyebrows for granted. We look in the mirror and, well, there they are. The only time we really pay attention is when they start thinning, going grey, or getting too unruly for our liking. Then it’s time to visit a local brow artist to wax, trim, or colour them back in shape. This blog shares some fascinating brow facts that reveal why they are so important, how they should look, and how they should complement each other. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the best way to shape your brows, so the skilled specialists at ARDOUR Brows & Lashes are sharing some inside tips here.
Why are brows so important?
Your brows are an essential facial feature. They shape your face, frame your eyes, and their movement can convey emotion. When professionally trimmed, shaped, and coloured, the result is aesthetically pleasing and makes you look energetic, alert, and intelligent.
Where should brows start?
To pinpoint where your brows should start, hold a brow pencil vertically from the middle of your nostril up through the inner corner of your eye. When the pencil reaches your brow area, you’ve hit your natural brow starting point. You may have to make some adjustments based on your unique facial features, such as a large (or small) forehead and eyes that are spaced too closely together or too wide apart. An experienced brow artist will make shaping recommendations that leave you looking bright-eyed and fabulous!
Where should brows finish?
Angle a brow pencil between the outer edge of your nose and the outer corner of your eye. Your brows should generally finish at the edge of the eye. This is the natural end point, but if you have sparse or over-plucked brows, they may fall short. A brow artist can apply a safe and luxurious plant-based henna to visually extend your brows to the correct point.
Where should the arch start?
Align your brow pencil vertically from the middle of your nostril up through the inner corner of your eye, like you did to identify where your brows should start. Then, slowly pivot the pencil until it crosses the outside of your iris. This is where your arch should start.
Brows are sisters, not twins
You may have heard the saying that your brows should be sisters, not twins. While they should be similar in shape and size, the goal is for them to balance one another out, not mirror each other perfectly. If you try to achieve a set of ‘twins,’ you will likely end up tweezing and waxing them excessively, resulting in over-processed brows that will take ages to recover. Forget about perfection and focus on looking amazing instead. If you’re looking for a brow shaping that will open up your eyes and compliment your facial features, come visit us at ARDOUR Brows & Lashes. We can groom overgrown brows to perfection and use a skilfully-applied combination of shaping and henna to make thin brows look rich and full. We know brows and we know beauty, so let us help you achieve an ideal combination of both.