Brows are the window to the soul. I’m just kidding, but brows really transform you face depending on their shape. With the right brow, you can look like you have a slimmer face, those with small lips or eyes can make up for it with a fierce brow, and some brows can even make you look younger. You might remember this post on Byrdie, but I loved it so much I wanted to share it here as well! So today I’m going to demonstrate the power of the brow.
1. Thick & Straight
This is how I usually fill in my brows every day. Fuller brows have a way of making you look more youthful. This is great for people who have more of a square face as it adds softness to your look. I also call this the ‘Korean Brow.’ The thick and straight brow look in Korea is all the rage, and I find it super flattering! I used Glossier Boy Brow to brush them into place and then a powder to fill in the gaps.
2. Arched & Fierce
Arched brows are great for rounded faces. You can make a round face appear less round with an arched brow, but stay away from a round arch. Just make sure there is a subtle point in the arch. I call this my fierce look- I almost didn’t recognize myself with these brows! I looked like a completely different person. For this brow look, I used a brow brush to really get that arch, then I went over it with this Benefit Brow Gel and Anastasia Brow Wiz to really define it.
3. Light & Feathery
This brow is great for a more natural look especially when you want to wear a bold lip, plus it’s the easiest one to do! Brush your eyebrow hairs upward and then lightly fill the gaps in with an eyebrow pencil! I usually rock a light and feathery brow on the days when I don’t wear that much makeup. To get this look, I used a thin brush like this one from Benefit, and lightly brushed a matte eyeshadow to fill in the gaps! It works just as good as a brow powder, and it helps to cut down on makeup products when you’re traveling!
Like a good pair of earrings, your brows really frame your face. So what do your brows say about you?