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Brow Guide: How to Shape your Eyebrows

Brow Guide: How to Shape your Eyebrows
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Turn your eyebrows into real eye-catchers! In our makeup tips, we fill you in on what eyebrow shape is right for you, and which products are best for your eyebrow style.

Our Ultimate Brow Q&A:

How do eyebrows change your face?

The darker the brows, and the more angular the curve of the brows, the bolder the look will be.

What kind of eyebrows are best for hooded eyes?

Perfectly defined brows. Bushy brows would draw more attention to your hooded eyes.

Which eyebrow shape is best for smaller eyes?

Neat and tidy brows work best for smaller eyes.

What kind of eyebrows are right for me?

More prominent brows look best on round faces, and soft brows look best on more prominent and angular faces.

When should you pluck your brows?

Directly after showering. The warm water and steam open up your pores, making it easier and less painful to pluck out those little hairs. Alternatively, you could briefly moisten the skin around your eyebrow area.

Which tweezers are the best?

To get perfectly plucked brows, make sure your tweezers are strong and properly shaped. We recommend sharp, slanted tweezers. Not even the finest hairs stand a chance.

How do I avoid getting red spots after plucking?

It’s nearly impossible to avoid red spots when plucking your brows, but a cold compress works wonders. You could also apply a calming cream to any red areas directly after plucking.

How can I style my brows?

Choose between natural brows, bushy brows or statement brows. In our makeup tips on brow styles, we show you step-by-step how to get three different looks, and fill you in on how to find the best shape for your face.

 

HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR BROW SHAPE

The best eyebrow arch for your brows depends on the shape of your face. The softer your facial features are, the more angular your brows can be defined. If your facial features are more prominent and angular, it’s best to go for more rounded brows to make your face look softer.

oval faces suit all brow shapes

OVAL

Oval-shaped faces are evenly proportioned. You can vary your style to suit your mood. Whether round or angular, everything looks good on you.

angle the arch to make facial features on round faces more prominent

ROUND

When plucking your arch, make sure to give your brows a more angular shape in order to make your facial features look more prominent and defined.

taper brows on heart shaped faces

HEART-SHAPED

Round out the highest part of your brows. To make your forehead look smaller, taper off your eyebrows at the top, or slightly shorten the outer edges of your brows.

rounded arches are best for square shaped faces

SQUARE

Pluck your eyebrows to create a rounded arch. This makes your face look softer and more proportionate.

 

HOW TO SHAPE BROWS

use a brow pencil to determine where your brow should start

STARTING POINT

Place the shaft of your brow pencil vertically between the curve of your nostril and the inner corner of your eye. That’s how to find the right place to start your brows.

angle the brow brush to find the highest point of your brow

HIGHEST POINT

Hold the pencil against your nostril pointing upwards along the side of your pupil. That’s how to find where to place the highest point of your arch.

angle past the corner of your eye to find the end point of your brow

END POINT

The point that your pencil hits when placed along your nostril towards the outer corner of your eye is where your brow should end.

 

WHICH BROW PRODUCTS TO USE

ARTDECO Eyebrow Powder in a Beauty Box Palette

Eyebrow powder

  • Leaves your brows looking natural and even
  • Shapes your brows quickly and easily
  • Good for hiding any brow imperfections

brown eye brow pencil

Eyebrow pencil

  • For drawing precise, small hairs
  • Visibly covers up bare spots

Eyebrow Gel Spoolie from ARTDECO Brow Filler

Eyebrow gel

  • Brows are perfectly shaped
  • Fixes them in place without any shine
  • Brows appear fuller and more voluminous

ARTDECO Brow Stencil

Eyebrow stencil

  • Makes it easy to apply eyebrow makeup
  • Can be adapted well to suit the shape of your face

use tweezers to pluck brows

Eyebrow tweezers

  • Perfect tool to shape your brows and remove tiny hairs

Eyebrow brush

  • Blend in color and comb your brows using a brush
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