Eyebrow styling: Guide for the perfect eyebrows
In this guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about styling your eyebrows. Learn how to find the ideal eyebrow shape for your face and discover different methods to enhance and maintain your eyebrows. This guide will help you achieve the eyebrow style you want, whether you want full and thick, or fluffy or upward brushed eyebrows, or prefer a soft gradient or even all colored eyebrows.
The perfect shape for your eyebrows
It's important to know and understand the natural shape of your eyebrows before you start styling. Since every face is unique, each person also needs an individual brow shape that best accentuates their own facial features.
In addition, it's important that you know how to get your eyebrows in the right shape, or how to make them look better - even if it's just to pluck a few hairs.
To determine the perfect shape for your eyebrows, first look at the natural shape of your brows. Pay attention to the beginning, the highest point (called the arch), and the end. People often make the mistake of plucking their brows too thin or changing the natural shape way too much. Below you will find the different face shapes and which eyebrows suit them best:
- Square face: with this face shape, it is advantageous if your eyebrows are flat and preferably without arches. Your face will appear fuller and slightly shorter.
- Round face: Angled, structured eyebrows are best here. Your face will appear narrower and more well-proportioned with slightly thicker brows.
- Oval face shape: Full eyebrows with a little curve are a good choice for this shape. Don't pluck your eyebrows too thin, as your face will look even rounder.
- Heart-shaped face: With this shape, flat eyebrows that have a very gentle arch are the best choice. The facial features look less harsh.
To correct or accentuate your brows, you can use different techniques, such as plucking, waxing or cutting. Use these techniques carefully so as not to remove too many hairs. We recommend using tweezers to remove only a few hairs at a time, so that you don't end up with a nasty surprise. In the following section, we'll explain how to determine the perfect length of your eyebrows and the best way to pluck them.
Shape your eyebrows
Before you start with the actual styling of your eyebrows, it's important to get your brows into the right shape. This will make the overall result more beautiful and look more coherent.
Start by thoroughly cleaning your eyebrows. Remove makeup residue and excess oil from your brows. Then, brush your brows into shape with an eyebrow brush. Brushing helps to accentuate the natural shape of your brows. Be sure to brush the hairs in the direction of growth for an even result.
The right length for your eyebrows
To determine the perfect length for your eyebrows, you will need a pencil or ruler and a kohl. Place the ruler or pencil at the wing of your nose and hold it slightly perpendicular upward toward the inner corner of your eye. This is the point where you want your eyebrow to start - mark it with the kohl. To define the end of your eyebrow, place the pencil or ruler diagonally from the wing of your nose to the outer corner of your eye and draw a small line on your eyebrow - that's where you want it to end. To find the highest point of your eyebrow, align the pencil or ruler from the wing of your nose to the iris. Mark the highest point again with the kohl. Now you can shape your eyebrows.
When plucking your eyebrows, make sure that you proceed carefully and only remove individual hairs slowly. First remove the superfluous hairs below the brows. Pluck in the direction of growth and be careful not to remove too many hairs at once. It is best to use tweezers with beveled edges. The best way to check the overall result is to take a few steps away from the mirror.
When plucking, make sure to keep the natural shape of your brows and do not change the length at first. Only when you know exactly how long you want your eyebrows to be, you can mark the desired shape and "shorten" the eyebrows.
Avoid applying makeup or other products immediately after plucking to avoid possible skin irritation. Trim longer hairs with small scissors if necessary. Trim only the tips of the hairs to avoid changing the shape of the brows too much.
Make up and style eyebrows
Making up or styling your eyebrows is an effective way to fill in gaps, accentuate the shape and give your brows a defined look.
You can use different products like eyebrow powders, pencils or gels to style your brows perfectly. Always choose a product in the appropriate color - it should match your natural brow hair and in any case not be lighter and not too dark. It is recommended to dye/make up your eyebrows only two to three shades darker than your natural hair color.
When styling your eyebrows, you can use an eyebrow pencil to draw small strokes that imitate your brow hairs. This way you can give your curved eyebrows more volume and make them appear thicker. Make sure that the color application looks even and natural.
Alternatively, you can also fix your brows or do a Browlifting so that your eyebrows always stay in shape.
Current eyebrow trends
Your eyebrows have a huge impact on your overall appearance. Every year there are new trends in the makeup and eyebrow world, so we've listed five current trends here:
- Laminated Brows
- Full and thick eyebrows
- Fluffy or upward brushed brows
- Straight brows
- Light Brows
1. laminated brows
Laminated brows are currently a popular trend that gives you full and perfectly shaped brows. In the look, you treat your brow hairs with a special gel or solution and bring them into an upward position. This creates a laminated effect. You can accentuate the look with an eyebrow pencil to perfect the shape.
2. full and dense eyebrows
Full and thick eyebrows are a timeless trend and suit every face. You can use eyebrow products for this look to fill in gaps and accentuate your brow hairs. Keep the shape of your brows and brush the hairs in the direction of growth for a natural look.
3. fluffy or upward brushed eyebrows
Fluffy or upward brushed brows give your eyes a soft and natural frame. This look creates an airy and carefree effect.
Use an eyebrow brush or a clean lash brush to gently brush your hairs upward to create volume and fullness. Use a transparent eyebrow gel to keep your brows in place.
4. straight brows
Straight brows are modern and trendy. To achieve this look, you can carefully pluck your brows straight or trace them with an eyebrow pencil. It is important not to emphasize the brows too much, but to achieve a subtle and natural effect.
5. light brows
With Light Brows you lighten your eyebrows and achieve a soft and natural look. This look is especially suitable for blondes or people with light hair color, but it is also worn by models or celebrities on special occasions, even if they have darker hair.
Daily care routine for your brows
Taking care of your eyebrows is important because with a good grooming routine you can promote the growth of your brows, strengthen fine hairs and keep them in the best condition.
To gently cleanse your brows, use a special cleansing product or eyebrow cleansing pads to remove makeup residue and dirt. After that, you can groom your brows with an eyebrow serum or oil. Apply it to your brows and gently massage it in. In this way, you also promote the growth of your brows.
You can also pamper your brows with special care products like eyebrow masks to nourish and strengthen them.
Eyebrow FAQ: quick help at a glance
What does the perfect eyebrow look like?
The perfect eyebrow is well shaped and harmonizes with your individual facial features. It looks natural and should have an appropriate thickness - neither too thin nor too thick. The brows should look well-groomed and well-defined.
How to make up eyebrows naturally?
For a natural eyebrow makeup, you can choose an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder in a similar color of your brow hair. Fill in the gaps with small strokes in the direction of growth of the brow hairs. Be careful not to apply too much product to avoid an unnatural look.
How to look younger on the face?
To look younger on your face, you can especially keep your eyebrows well groomed and in shape. Avoid brows that are too thin, accentuate your eyes with mascara and use a blush or bronzer.
How to make thin eyebrows thicker?
To make thin eyebrows appear thicker, you can fill them in with an eyebrow pencil or powder. Use short strokes to fill in gaps and mimic brow hairs. Use an eyebrow gel to hold the hairs in place and give them volume.
Where should the eyebrows stop?
For a perfect eyebrow shape, we recommend that the outer edge of your brows run diagonally from the outer wing of your nose to the outer corner of your eye.
How do I make up my eyebrows if I don't have any?
Use an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder that matches your desired hair color. Start by sketching a light basic shape and make small strokes along the line. Mimic your eyebrow hairs with the strokes. Work gradually to achieve a natural look.