By Rebecca Brown
January 28, 2010

Not sure how you should be styling your brows? Follow these straightforward beauty tips to create perfect eyebrows.

Face Shape

The first step is determining what face shape you have. Here are some guidelines to help you:

Round Face: Your face is nearly as wide as it is long and your cheeks are the widest part of your face.

Oval Face: You have very defined cheekbones and your forehead is wider than your chin.

Heart Face: Similar to an oval shape, but you have a wider forehead and a less prominent chin.

strong>Long Face: Your cheekbones, forehead, and jaw are the same width, and you have a defined chin.

Creating Perfect Eyebrows

Now that you've figured out your face shape, here are some suggestions on creating perfect eyebrows that will work best.

Round Face: If you have a round face, you'll want to tone down the curviness by creating a high arch in your brow. "This will draw the eye up and down, creating the illusion of a longer face shape," says Kimara Ahnert, a New York City-based makeup artist.

Oval Face: Makeup artists enjoy playing with eyebrows in this instance because this is the preferred face shape. While you're safe to experiment, a soft angled style is your best bet.

Heart Face: Creating perfect eyebrows can do wonders for your look. In this case, you'll want to use your brows to help minimize sharp angles in your face. "Create curves with a rounded brow. This will give a softer more feminine appearance to the face," adds Ahnert.

Long Face: If your face is long, you'll want to style your eyebrows so that your face appears shorter. You can do that with a flatter brow shape. "The horizontal shape will keep the eye moving across and not up and down," says Ahnert.

At-Home Maintenance

After you've seen a professional, you should be able to maintain your arches by following basic beauty tips at home. "Follow the original shape and pluck the few stray hairs that grow in," suggests Ahnert. As a rule of thumb, you should visit your brow stylist every four weeks.


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