Useful bits of advice on shaping your eyebrows

These are some useful pieces of advice about shaping your eyebrows, culled from the internet.

  • Eyebrows do not always have to be perfect or symmetrical. Little variances give eyebrows a modern edge. As they say: eyebrows are sisters not twins.
  • This is another measuring rule, but it is probably useful because it is very specific and it relates closely to the eye itself. The angle of the arch should be about 1/8 inch past the outer edge of the iris (the coloured part of the eye).
  • This is a shaping rule. Keep the eyebrow the same depth/width up to the arch, and then reduce it in shape till it reaches a point at the end.
  • The angle of the arch should be roughly in the middle of the eyebrow to balance and open the eye. Uumm … not sure about that one. It’s applicable for some eyes and faces, obviously, but not universally.
  • The end of the eyebrow should always be the same height as, or higher than, the start of the eyebrow, but never lower.
  • Wider set eyes usually look great and you won’t want to detract from them in any way, but if you want to make them appear closer together, then start your eyebrows a little closer together. Equally, if your eyes are close-set and you want them to appear further appart, start your eyebrows slightly farther apart.
  • The highest point of the arch should be just above the outer edge of your iris (the side nearest your ear).
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