shaped eyebrows can do wonders to your face making your face
look more defined and sharp. With perfect eyebrows you can
not only look younger but you can also change the shape of
Eyebrow shapes are always changing with fashion, from very
full to thin brows and straight to a high arch. However eyebrow
should be shaped as per the shape of your face.
Analysing Your Facial shape
To analyse your facial shape, pull your hair back from your
forehead so that you can get an overall picture of your eyebrows
and examine your bone structure carefully in a mirror. Pick
out your key features and then compare your analysis with
the five different face shapes shown below.
Square: This shape is easily
identified by its square jaw line and solid bone structure.
The cheekbones are flat and unnoticeable, while the forehead
tends to be wide and angled with plum cheeks. For a square
face, slope the eyebrows towards the middle of the ear. A
high arched brow elongates a square face.
Round: Here, your cheeks, chin and forehead practically
form a circle. Your cheeks tend to be plump and full, obscuring
the cheekbones. For a round face, aim the end of the brow
towards the tip of the ear.
Heart: Being narrow at the bottom
and broad at the top marks this face. Your chin will be pointed
and prominent. Cheekbones may be high, but often are not so
obvious because of the width of the face. For a heart face,
aim the eyebrows in a straight line towards the middle of
the ear in a slight slope.
Long: This shape will have either
a long forehead or a long chin; distinct drawn and rather
raw-boned features are visible giving a tired look. Cheekbones
lack lift because of the length of the face. For a long face,
shape the brow in a straight line towards the tip of the ear.
Oval: Oval is a perfectly balanced face; the top half
balances the bottom half. For an oval face, the brow should
curve down towards the lower ear.
Shaping your eyebrows beyond basic grooming is best done by
a professional. Although, once you get the line and shape
you want, you may be able to maintain it with regular tweezing
yourself. Tweezing your eyebrows is the most dramatic way
to change your face without too much pain and discomfort.
Following are a few tips that will help you shape your eyebrows.
1. Numb your eyebrows with ice and keep the ice near by. This
will help you feel less pain.
2. Sit near a window to get the best light. Natural daylight
is the best bet, so sit near a window and use a hand-held
3. Cleanse the brow area thoroughly. Using a brow pencil,
outline the brow's natural line. This acts as a guide and
prevents you from plucking too much hair.
4. Gently pull the skin of the outer edge of your eyebrow
up and out so that you can see the brow bone.
5. Use a pair of tweezers to pluck the hairs. Pluck out one
hair at a time, tweezing in the direction the hair grows.
When you begin tweezing, start at the middle of the brow and
work towards your ear, and then work from the middle in towards
6. Start plucking in the middle of the eyebrow and pluck toward
the outer end; then go back to the middle and pluck toward
the nose. Your brows should extend a little beyond each corner
of your eye.
7. While tweezing the area underneath the brow, follow the
natural shape and avoid plucking hairs from above the brow.
Don't pluck too much from either end - brows should extend
a little beyond the corner of your eyes.
8. When shaping your eyebrows use your facial features as
9. After you finish tweezing your brows, wipe the area with
a cotton bud or swab dipped in some antiseptic lotion to avoid
any infection. Rub a piece of ice on the area if it feels