Bold brows are here to stay! Trends come and go but one thing we know for sure is that sultry, bold brows as seen on the runway, popular posts on social media and celebrity-filled red carpets are here to stay.
It’s no secret that brows have always been a big deal in the makeup world, but in the past year we’ve seen an increase in the fuller, thicker, untamed brow trend. Take a look at Fashion Designer Cushnie Et Ochs Spring/Summer 2016 makeup looks on the fashion week runway as an example.
With the bold brow beauty trend hitting the masses, more women all over the world are ditching their over-plucked and needle-thin eyebrows for looks that are much fuller and natural. In fact, did you know that fuller eyebrows give a more youthful & younger appearance? It’s true, too much tweezing and waxing can actually do your face more harm than good.
With all this emphasis on bold brows, how can you create a look that best suits your face and what can you do if your eyebrows have already been tweezed and waxed to the max?
In this blog, we will take a look at the best brow styles for four different face shapes and equip you with tips and tools on how to give yourself the most gorgeous looking brows.
Don’t blink yet, let’s take a look…
As we mentioned previously, over-tweezing, waxing and threading your eyebrows can actually cause you harm. Constantly pulling hair from the root will eventually damage the inner hair follicle, creating scar tissue that causes the hair to no longer grow. As you age your eyebrow hair will naturally begin to grow thinner and sparse, this combined with years of waxing and tweezing can be detrimental to your brows. The brow area is extremely delicate, so it’s hard to reverse even the slight bit of damage. We caution you to put the tweezers down and only pluck when it’s absolutely necessary. It’s fine to use waxing, threading and tweezing methods to remove hair but they should not be done too frequently. Less is always more!
Karma before bold brows
Karma after bold brows
If you want to grow-out brows for a more youthful look before you shape them, here are some helpful tips on how to prep for the shaping process:
- Don’t pluck any hairs for three months
- After three months, book an appointment with your eyebrow specialist or prepare to shape your brows yourself
- Help keep your brows looking nice during the grow-out stage by using concealers to blend patchy areas
- Use Toppik Hair Building Fibers on areas that are sparse while growing out the hair
Once your brows have grown out, then it’s time to find the best style to frame your face. Keep reading to find out how this is done…
Best Brows for Your Face Shape
Eye size and shape play a role in the brow style that works best for you but face shape is one of the most important factors to determine the perfect arches and angles. Once you’ve grown out your brows to the best of your ability, you or your eyebrow specialist will want to begin defining your brows by waxing, threading or tweezing to best fit your face shape.
Below are the four most common face shapes and the best brow style for each:
When the face is round, you’ll want to go for a brow look that is very sharp and angular. Higher arches with defined pointed tips on the tail-end look best with this face shape. A good tip is to use trimming scissors when shaping brows on a round face to get the clean and precise finish, this will help bring shape to your face.
Oval faces are one of the easiest and most dynamic face shapes to have when it comes to brows. Almost any style will look great, high angular arches to sharp defined lines that stretch outwards to your temples. As long as the brow is well-balanced it will work well with this proportioned face shape.
One of the trickier shapes to work with, heart shaped faces look best with brows that are simple and more straight across. Heart shape faces already have a strong emphasis on the forehead and eye area so a nice compliment to this is something that is low set rather than extremely arched.
Very round brows work well with a square face shape. By already having strong defined lines. The square jaw already accents the angularity of this face shape so you will want to stay away from brows that are sharply arched. Rounded shapes that are darkened when filled in will be the statement look for this shape.
How to Shape Your Brows
Once you’ve chosen the best shape for your face and you or your brow specialist have either tweezed, waxed or threaded the shape, you will then want to fill-in your brows to help define your look. Filling-in brows will add density, depth and thickness to help you ultimately create a bolder look.
Choosing the right tool to help enhance the shape of your brows is extremely important. If you want something that is going to last, ditch your gels and brow pencils for something that will last longer and give you a more natural look like Toppik’s Brow Building Fibers.
Toppik Brow Building Fibers are made with natural keratin that is statically charged to stick directly to the brows creating the appearance of fuller—looking brows instantly! Available in 3 versatile shades that work with nearly all brow colors. Brow Conditioning Wax is made with nourishing Mango, Shea and Cocoa Butters to condition the skin and brow follicles.
See the below how-to guide to learn how Karma styled her brows using Toppik Brow Building Fibers:
Once you’ve picked the best style for your face shape and enhanced your brows using Toppik Brow Building Fibers your look will be set to wow! We hope this blog was helpful and inspired you to add bolder brows to your look!
What celebrity has eyebrows that you admire the most?