As we all know, eyebrows shape our face, right? (say yes). Every time I work on a client, I cannot WAIT to get to the eyebrows. The makeup I do on their eyes can look great, but if the brows aren't shaped, it just doesn't look right. Unfortunately, I do not tweeze my clients eyebrows myself (because I don't want to be responsible for them hehe), but I do shape them with makeup and such, if they allow me ;) Not everyone has the same eyebrows nor do they need to. However, shaping your eyebrows the "classic" way is going to compliment the average face so nicely! Examples: If your eyebrows start further than the picture shown below, then you are giving the illusion that your eyes are far apart from each other. In the same token, if you leave them too close to each other, your eyes will look very close to each other. Also, if your eyebrow stops shorter than the picture shown below, than you are making your eyes look short as opposed to extending them out and making them longer. Lastly, the arch in your eyebrow is going to open up your eye space, make them look bigger and also gives your face some character, if you ask me! If your eyebrow arches too soon, you are going to have a "worried" or "surprised" looking face. You will also notice in the picture that the point of front of your eyebrow and the point of the end of your eyebrow are on the same line. If your eyebrow drags further down at the end than the front part, it will make your eyes very droopy...and nobody wants that. Now...what do you use to shape your brows? The answer is different for everyone. If you already have a great shape but it's a little empty, then you need to fill it in with powder only. If your shape is not quite defined, then you need to use a pencil to shape them, then use a powder to fill it in. You want your eyebrows to look as natural as possible (unless you prefer the obvious). If you are not great at brows and not sure how to do it, brands like Anastasia of Beverly Hills have stencils that you can use to help you perfect your brows. I am also LOVING their colored brow gels. If you have light hair and dark eyebrows, instead of dying your eyebrows (which eventually end up looking racoon-y), brush on the light brow gel over your brow and see how much softer it looks. So many rules to eyebrows right? You'll get the hang of it ;) If not, I will be posting an eyebrow youtube tutorial shortly to help you further. First youtube video, yay me! Hope you guys enjoyed this post in the meantime :)
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...