The point of shaping your eyebrows is to add the most attraction to your face while maintaining their natural appearance. Brows which are pencil thin or overly bushy are neither fashionable nor attractive and they should be nicely shaped and maintained well.
Facial hair plays a leading role in how a person looks. We don't need to tell you just how different the same man would look with his moustache shaped into different styles. The same goes for eyebrow hair as well. The appearance of a man or woman could change completely and drastically depending on their eyebrow shape. A person could look very ordinary or very attractive and beautiful depending on their eyebrows.
When talking about eyebrows, their overall appearance is determined by their length, arch and thickness. People generally use two different methods to create the perfect brow - removing unwanted stray hair according to the desired shape and filling in sparse brows using makeup products such as eyebrow pencils.
Now, of course, there is a third method, which is more long lasting, more professional and more effective than the first two methods, and that is semi permanent makeup. This method would last for longer, even three years depending on the type of skin and the level of care.
In this article, however, we will discuss the first two methods which are the more conventional ways of shaping the brows; semi permanent makeup being a more modern method.
If you decide to pluck your brows to get the desired shape, decide on the ideal shape for your face before you go ahead. You can use an eyebrow pencil to draw different shapes over the brow area to decide which one suits you best. Then you can use tweezers to get rid of unwanted hair, but deciding on the shape is most important.
Removal of the hair should be carried out extremely carefully as this could make all the difference between beautiful or botched eyebrows. A magnifying mirror may come in handy to get a better and closer look. Move from one hair to the next without being too fast. A steady hand is vital for this step. Too much tweezing above the brow could make the look completely unnatural.
You should aim for the following look: The beginning of the brow which aligns with the centre of the nose, the arch of the brow falling along two thirds of the length of the eye, the eyebrow should follow the length of the eye without running into the temple. Minimum work on the browline would be best to give a natural appearance without too much plucking or too thin brows. Over-plucking is very difficult to correct, so it's best to be careful.
Then we come to makeup products such as eyebrow pencils, brow powders or powder eyeshadows and coloured eyebrow gels and brow tints. However, you must make sure that the tone you are using is not too dark than your natural brows.
All these steps can be eliminated, however, if you decide to go for semi permanent makeup. But you should be careful in selecting an experienced and qualified technician as this could mean all the difference between getting lovely brows or ending up with a botched job. In the UAE, one of the best semi permanent makeup salons is Eyebrows Dubai and one would do well to seek any services there.