Your perfect brow shape

dolce eyebrows

These images aren’t just an excuse to get a bit of Dolce and Gabbana on the blog (although their ad campaigns do make my heart sing). The true purpose is to illustrate how, when it comes to brows, there is no one magic formula that is going to work for everyone or that can be called beautiful.

kate brows

The best brow shape is as individual as your nose or mouth – everyone has a unique ideal brow shape that will enhance and balance their features – and it usually is a neater, more defined version of what nature gave them.

jennifer lawrence brows

The key is this – don’t fight your natural brow shape, work with it. If you have straight brows, trying to achieve a high arch will leave you with rounded or very thin brows. If you have naturally slim brows, drawing on a heavy shape will over-power your features.

If you’ve been shaping your brows in a certain way for a long time, have a look at photos of yourself as a child and keep this in mind when reassessing your brow shape.

Brow Boothe

Brow Boothe

I am so excited to announce the launch of my new eyebrow shaping service, Brow Boothe!

You might already be aware that I am into brows, especially if you have read this, this and this.

I have decided to put my passion for those two small patches of hair above our eyes to good use and help other people achieve the brows they were meant to have.

You can find out more about the Brow Boothe philosophy and the treatments available here. Please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

Some good eyebrows

Here is a collection of people with good eyebrows. Kind of for my own enjoyment – I’ll admit it, but if you have found your way here, you might be that way inclined too. Enjoy.

Image from Clarins

This is true natural beauty, isn’t it?

I know heavily airbrushed, photoshopped etc etc but still, stunning.

So much better with her eyebrows. Those arches, so high!

She is beautiful.

I’m going to stop with that image of JLo (taken from The Declaration of Beautypendence, which I have stumbled upon just now and am going to go back to and read this marvellous-looking post as soon as I’m finished). Back to Jen: It was this very pair of brows that I have spent most of my teenage and adult life trying to copy (those on the right, not the left). Aren’t they just darling? Actually, I’d have her whole face any day. Body too, obviously. I didn’t crop the image on the left because isn’t it just the perfect example of how important correctly-shaped eyebrows are? And a whole host of other things too, which you can read about in the Declaration of Beautypendence post above.

Just a few good brows, all kind of different actually, but that’s good – face shape dictates your perfect brow. For the record, mine is not JLo-shaped.

The power of brows

Ok, so I think a large majority of the world would agree with me when I say that Mila Kunis is a particularly beautiful example of the human race. However, LOOK, just look at her without eyebrows! I found this photo on a curious, and yet, ingenious, blog dedicated entirely to photos of celebrities without eyebrows. Go ahead and have a browse, it makes for captivating viewing.

My point is this: Your eyebrows a are vitally important part of your face; treat them with the reverence of two queens sitting atop your pretty baby blues.

By this I mean, please, PLEASE, do not over-pluck. I say this as someone who grew up in the early nineties with an enormous set of natural eyebrows. I hated them. Particularly because I have curly hair, and they flicked up at the ends. Can you imagine? It was ‘fashionable’ then to have narrow lines forming precision-perfect arches. My poor little ten-year-old self didn’t stand a chance.

Not long later, I discovered tweezers and locked myself in the bathroom. From then onwards, for about 17 years, I pluck-plucked away and I had a set of those narrow, precise lines that I had always wanted.

What I know now, that I wish so much I had known/ believed my mother about then, is that natural, (neat, yes, thick, probably) suits best. And fashion cannot dictate this. A neat version of your natural brows will MAKE YOU LOOK YOUNGER, it will make your eyes prettier, your face more balanced.

Zoe Foster illustrates this perfectly with a couple of images of Keira Knightly on Primped.com.au

Later, I plan to share my own eyebrow story on here, complete with, gulp, pictures. I’ve made a mess, and now I’m learning how to clear it up.

Update: To achieve your perfect brow shape, get in touch: www.browboothe.com