While many think that eyebrows are just another accessory in the face to make someone look beautiful, these facial features are actually there in the face for all the right and important reasons. So before you go loco in spending a lot of money and effort in treating your eyebrows for the sole reasons of looking prettier or such, discover more of its purposes beyond just superficial beauty. The website Daily Makeover listed strange yet amazing things that most people tend to overlook about eyebrows.
Eyebrows are naturally designed to help us see. This is said to be its primary function, as it do a great job in keeping the moisture out of the eyes when it is raining or when a person sweats. It keeps the eyes clear by diverting those liquid to the side of the face, instead of going straight to the eyes which might cause irritation. That is the purpose of the arch in the eyebrows, basically.
The eyebrows actually have a lot of hair more than we notice. An average person is said to have about 250 hairs per eyebrow, according to the Bosley hair transplant company. Meanwhile, there are some reports which show that brows that have never been plucked can actually have as many as 1100 total hairs.
Another weird fact about eyebrows is that, they have a lifespan. This is a matter of fact, and provides that the average lifespan of an eyebrow is four months, which means that the time it takes for each hair to fall out and new growth to fill in is approximately 120 days.
One of the most important roles of eyebrows in human beings is that they are actually highly crucial for facial recognition. A study done by MIT found that people had more trouble correctly identifying the faces of people they knew when they were presented with images of them missing their eyebrows.
Thus, researchers concluded that brows may be more important for facial recognition than eyes themselves. That is why it is also said that eyebrows can be helpful in defining what kind of a person an individual is.
According to the book Amazing Face Reading by Mac Fuller, J.D., the type of eyebrow a person has defines who he is. Curved eyebrows indicate someone who is people-oriented and needs real-world examples to understand a problem, while straight eyebrows imply that someone is more direct, factual, and logical, thriving on technical details. While Fuller described angled eyebrows as something that shows someone who likes to be right and strives to be mentally in-control, no matter the situation.
Know how to properly groom your eyebrows for the best looking you
Grooming your eyebrows don’t just entail clean and tidy looking face but also glints an effect of stunningly gorgeous facial feature emphasizing facial shape and defining your aura. Grooming also prevents the commission of common brow bungles as the guide is kept clear. But then, you still have to know the perfect shape for your face so you can have a definite shape to follow and maintain from time to time. With this, you’ll be able to observe right grooming for those two slender and vital lines over your eyes.
The grooming starts by locating your starting points. You can flip your tweezers upside down. With the use of the eye pencil, draw a line, specifically a vertical line, to know the start of the brows. Also, check if the space above your nose bridge is centered.
Identify the end points of your brows. You can use your tweezers to check the angle which should be against your cheek so that the open end is at the bottom of your nose and the other end extends to the outermost corner of your eyes. The crucial part is locating the point where the tweezers intersect your brows. That is the end points of your brows. Clean the extra brows that you can see beyond that end point.
The last step is to decide on how defined your eyebrows should be. The thickness of your eye brows should be proportionate but should follow the natural shape of your eye brows. It now depends on the shape that is right for your face. You can pluck the stray brows to clean and void bushy hair but do not over pluck it as well as it is also a brow blunder and a mortal sin in the world of cosmetic unless it is deliberately done to achieve a specific look.
Whatever face shape you have, if you are looking for the best eyebrow contour that would best flatter your face, here are three golden rules when it comes to eyebrows as laid down by Joey Healy himself. Healy is a prominent celebrity eyebrow stylist, with Kyra Sedgwick as one of his clients.
First, always remember that the head of the brow should begin at the bridge of your nose. This point can be easily found by vertically holding a pencil up to either side of your nose bone.
Second, the arch of your eyebrows should be about two-thirds of the way out. Healy said that one of the biggest mistakes he see day to day is a centered arch. This is a big no as it gives the dreaded ‘rainbow’ shape.
Third and very important rule is to never ever cut your brows short. Healy said that the tail should, at the very least, end on an imaginary line from the corner of the nose to the corner of the eye. The tail of the brows can be extended slightly further beyond the corner of the eyes as long as it does not end lower.
There go the three golden rules. In applying such, you would need the proper tools to achieve that desired perfect groomed brows, and finding the right brow pencil as per suggested by Sania Vucetaj, a New York-based brow specialist who works with celebrities such as Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker.
In choosing your tool, ask yourself what would be your preferred method – wither tweezers or waxing or threading. With tweezers, you get to pull one hair at a time which gives you full control of how to manage the grooming. This is essentially the most preferred method by many. Also, the hair comes out from the root which causes less breakage, and it is not that time consuming maximum of ten minutes if you know what you are doing. As with waxing, the delicate skin around the wrinkle-prone are may be risked you risked through repetitive stretching. Also, since you do not control it strand by strand, you may take off more hairs than what you intended. With the use of threading method, it involves using twisted thread to remove hair, pulls it in many directions and can cause ingrown hairs.
In finding the right brow pencil, it can eventually make all the difference. It is better to look for an angled tip because it is easier to use. Also, you can apply this wonderful formula which is a cross between a pencil and powder, which could give you the soft and natural texture of a powder with the precision of a pencil. Also, it is good to look an eye pencil with a spooley brush on the other end so you can blend for a natural look.
As for the final touch, Vucetaj concluded that when filling in brows, you should go two shades lighter than your hair, one or two shades darker if you have pale blonde or silver hair, or try a universally flattering taupe shade.
Eyebrows grooming is not easy, but it will all be worth it because it can really give that natural and effortless beauty, and more importantly it takes away some efforts in applying other makeup because eyebrow alone can instantly lift up your beauty.
The trend in eyebrow embroidery has taken over several countries like wild fires, especially in Asia and even in United States. People have suddenly become more obsess with the looks of their eyebrows knowing how it can make a huge change in the face of a person.
Eyebrow shaping can consume time more than you can imagine since one wrong excess stroke can change the whole look eyebrow shape. This is why the modern science of beauty have devised this new eyebrow embroidery trend where your eyebrows are enhanced, highlighted and given emphasis by adding fullness, shape, symmetry, and define colour tones to fair brows.
The complexity of this modern beauty approach involves base colours similar to those of the eyebrow pencil and eyeshadow. The embroidery seems to have effect of natural eyebrow shape as it blends with your own eyebrows filling in the gaps to make it look fuller and thicker. Eyebrow embroidery give such effect where you don’t have to spend too much time on your eyebrows as it is a semi-permanent make up technology for those who are not naturally gifted with good eyebrows but would love enjoy the benefits of such through the new cutting edge innovation for the more beautiful and defined facial features.
Who says it’s just for women?
Eyebrow embroidery are now becoming more popular among the population of men as thick eyebrows define masculinity and is known to be a manly feature. Men, through the beauty science, also enjoy the benefits of the meticulous beauty treatments of the ladies which can also highlight their own features to look better or achieve the maturity and manly looks they have long been pining without the aids of eyebrow liners used stereotypically by the female crowd.
Less time but fuller eyebrows
Eyebrow tattooing or eyebrow embroidery, in this case, is the answer to your time-consuming beauty troubles. It saves time when you do your daily make up routine and it won’t smudge or wear off anytime of the day. This new era of beauty techniques have made your stylish look more permanent without spending too much time re-drawing and guesstimating again and again the amount of eyebrow tints you have to draw to achieve the best eyebrow shape that suits you.
Eyebrows may seem to have little effect on the face of a person as they are just mere two lines the eyes.
But believe or not, it can make a face look different. One wrong stroke on the eyebrows and your face would look different. There are some lucky people who discovers the right eyebrow shape by accident while there still those who suffer from wrong eyebrows shapes making their faces look elongated than it should ever be.
For those who are still on the venture of finding the perfect eyebrows shape for their faces, you don’t have to be left right in the dark clueless. There are guidelines that can be followed which will lead you to the perfect eyebrow shape you can wear so you can look your best every day.
First is to know the shape of your face. Experts says finding out the shape of your face is the initial key to discover your most beautiful look. There are six basic face shapes where you can start with. These are: Oval Face Shape, Round Face Shape, Long Face Shape, Square Face Shape, Heart Face Shape, and Diamond Face Shape. Look into the mirror and see what shape can you most classify your face with the given shapes.
The next part would be the most difficult trial and error part since trying out and drawing eyebrows shape takes practice to be perfect. You can look as the pictures and even video tutorials to help you discover and learn the techniques step by step.
When you’ve already found the perfect shape of eyebrows for your face, it can be tiring to draw it out and is also time consuming. Well, with the modern technology we have today, you have it drawn permanently through eyebrow tattooing. Eyebrow tattoo are usually done by the experts where you don’t have to go through the steps mentioned above since they will do the job for you.
Just like how you meticulously choose the clothes that would perfectly flatter your body shape, the same should be done when it comes to getting the right eyebrow shape that would best compliment your face.
Eyebrows shapes are crucial in making the face look balanced and more defined. According to the website Daily Makeover, knowing the perfect brows depend on the dimensions of the face, which is the unique face shape of each individual. Consequently, achieving the right arches can not only emphasize the eyes and make you look younger, but more importantly, it can even help you do away with wearing excessive makeup.
The same website listed different face shapes and the corresponding eyebrow shape that will best compliment each, according to renowned celebrity eyebrow stylist Joey Healy (Kyra Sedgwick’s stylist) which are as follow:
First is for the Square face shape. Square jaw accents the angularity or sharpness of the face, hence the need for softly rounded brows that will balance the square-ness of the face. Avoid making the brows too angular, and of course take heed in making the brows appear too round by over plucking as it would create awkward round shape.
Second on the list is for the Round face shape. This is opposite of Square shape which logically means that the perfect brows are those which are highly angular or highly arched brow. The reason for this is that round face shape lacks definition, and employing perfectly angled brow would bring out and define facial bone structure that is lacking or not present.
Third is for Long face shape. This king of shape is characterized by features that are perpendicularly reclined. In such case, there is a need to extend the tails of the brows from east to west as to balance the excessive vertical stretch of the face with horizontal features of the brows. It is better to extend the tails of the brows longer beyond the corner of the eye. There is a reminder though when sculpting the tail and that is allowing it out too far will drag the eye down and make it appear droopy.
Fourth is for the Heart face shape. Those with this kind of face shape should not go with bold eyebrows, even if it is basically the hottest trend right now. The petite jaw line and emphasis on the upper portion of the face requires that the brows be kept well-manicured and exceptionally groomed. It basically something between not being too bushy and not being thin kind of brows. The idea here is to create a shape that is controlled and never bushy. This tight brow on the top hemisphere of the face will serve to balance the smaller chin and jawline of the bottom half.
Last on the list is the Oval face shape. As for this well-proportioned face shape, a classic and balanced brow is perfect.
So why is there a need to go through all this fuss about eyebrows? Well, from the word of Joey Healy himself, “The right brow will help open up the entire eye area and work to improve the face’s overall symmetry. The perfect brow will make you look fresh, rested, young, healthy, and overall, more attractive.”