How To Do Your Brows When You Have A Heart-Shaped Face

Although the eyes are the window to the soul, the brows are equally important. They frame the eyes and communicate the words that are left unsaid. A properly-groomed brow can highlight and accentuate the entire face, pulling attention upwards to the eyes. For all the power they possess, shaping them is a delicate manner. A few too many brow hairs pulled, and you risk losing your entire shape or worse — looking permanently shocked because you plucked too high.

Sure, thin eyebrows from the '90s are coming back, but let's be real: they don't look great on everyone. They're a pain to grow back and some faces just suit a bushier brow more. If you have a hairy, shapeless mass of brows, then working a shape out of them may take a bit of time and patience. The first step? Knowing the perfect eyebrow frame for your face shape.

Marked by a narrow chin and wide forehead, heart-shaped faces are marked by a wide forehead and svelte, prominent jawline. The forehead will be wider than the jawline, with the cheekbones being equally as wide as the forehead. As for the length of the face, it will probably be lengthier than the width of the face. The best way to tell if you have a heart-shaped face is to look at celebrities with heart-shaped faces – Naomi Campbell and Gwyneth Paltrow are good examples.

How to do eyebrows for a heart-shaped face

For a rounded forehead, a softly-rounded brow will pair beautifully. When creating a shape, there are certain parts of the brow that will line up with different angles of your face. Learning to properly maintain your brows at home will introduce you to the phenomenon that is eyebrow mapping. Starting at the front of your brow, make sure that it lines up perfectly with the corner of your nose. Use an eye pencil to draw marks on where you'll be removing hair.

Next, using a white pencil, create a diagonal line from the pupil to where your arch should be. Finally, create another diagonal line connecting the end of your eye to the end of your brow. Once you've marked all these areas, pluck the hairs that go past the edge of your nose. Don't take away too much. Eyebrows that are far apart can increase how wide your face looks, making the forehead appear larger.

When removing hair from under the brow, don't pluck too much under the brow. This can make the arch look more severe, taking away from the rounded look that you're after. Brush the excess hairs down and go slowly, stepping away from the mirror every now and then to see how the shape is looking. To draw on the arch, use slow, deliberate strokes to create a more rounded shape. Diffuse it and draw on hairlike strokes up into the arch.

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To fill in sparse brows, use the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Cheat Refillable Hair-Like Eyebrow Pencil. The pencil creates strokes that mimic brow hairs, great for thin eyebrows which may have some bald spots in between hairs. Start above the brow, using small movements to carve out the brow shape. Next, go to the front, drawing upwards and outwards to match the brows. Use the spoolie at the end to blend the pencil strokes with your brows.

If you don't like pencils, try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo. The compact comes with two colors, a lighter and darker shade, that match the dimensions of your brows. With 11 different shades, it should match every brow shade and undertone out there. Using an angled brush, tap it into the lighter color and tap off the excess. Draw hair-like strokes on the front of the brow. Once you reach the arch, switch over to the darker shade.

To keep your brows in place, use the Ami Colé Ultra-Flex Clear Eyebrow Shaping Gel. The clear formula dries down into naturally looking brows, holding them in place without flaking or looking waxy.