Eyebrows are a funny thing when you think about it – and getting them to look just right can be a bit of a pain in itself. There are many common eyebrow problems – over-plucking, under-plucking, the wrong shape, the wrong angle, the wrong shade. It all sounds too confusing to even contemplate! Here is my quick guide for getting the perfect brows for your face shape, colouring and eyes.
Like a story, brows have a beginning, middle and end. Each part is equally important and necessary to get right! The start of the brow should follow the line of the outer bridge of your nose – just hold your tweezers up to it as a guide, and see how close you already are. The arch, or middle, of your brow shouldn’t really be in the middle at all – this is where many people fall down and end up looking a bit wonky. The arch should follow the diagonal line past the outer rim of your pupil (when looking straight ahead): note that this places it towards the outer section of the brow. The end of the brow should ideally be diagonal from the end of your lashes. Simple!
This is such a simple point that people can get so wrong. Nothing makes me cringe more than seeing someone with bleach blonde hair and almost black brows. If you have naturally dark hair, and dye it lighter, it is also great to get your brows lightened (professionally! I wouldn’t advise doing it yourself). Similarly, brow tints are great if you dye your hair darker.
Once you’ve achieved your perfect brows, it’s ideal to maintain them. Pluck when necessary, and fill them in when you’re doing a make up look. It just completes your face. Another top tip is to pluck in advance of an important occasion; if you’re like me, you end up with a bit of redness, which isn’t a good look!