Best Eyebrows: What is the Ideal Eyebrow for your face?

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How to get the Ideal Eyebrow – Ideal Brow Shape for every face

Eyebrows have definitely undergone many trend changes in our lifetimes. So what is the Ideal Eyebrow? Many men and women spend a lot of their adult lives grooming their eyebrows. Eyebrows DO frame your eyes, after all. Most people will agree that your eyes are what you look at most when you are speaking to someone, as well.  The brows can have a noticeable impact on how your eyes look.  Too thin, and your eyes might look frightened or surprised. Too thick or the wrong colour or shape, your brows might actually become distracting instead of ‘eye-enhancing’. So what is the Ideal Eyebrow?

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Many people struggle with finding their ideal eyebrow shape.

  • Are you someone who has obsessively plucked and now you are left with super-thin brows?
  • Have you been blessed with full brows and are loving the new bold brow trend?
  • Or are you wondering why your eyebrows have changed so much as the years have passed?

The latter is what many of our patients tell us when they first come to discuss options for eye area rejuvenation or eyebrow shaping or rejuvenation suggestions.

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Every face shape has an ideal eyebrow shape.

There are some soft rules – or guidelines – to brow shaping that you might consider following. These ideal brow shapes are based on your individual face shape.

There is no set face shape and all faces are unique, in general. But, you may have a face that could be considered oval, or perhaps a long face, a square face, or a heart-shaped face.

What is the ideal brow shape to suit your eyes AND your facial features?

These days, brows are bolder and more defined. Many women are getting brow tattoos or using dark, theatrical style makeup to define the brow. Whilst you don’t want to overdo it, a strong brow in the right colour CAN give you an improved overall facial look – even a rejuvenated look.  But if your brow or eyelids are sagging, you might want to consider eyelid lift surgery and cosmetic injections to reduce those tell-tale crow’s feet.

Best Eyebrows for an Oval face shape:

If your face is generally an oval shape, your perfect eyebrow shape is widely considered to be the softly angled eyebrow.

The soft, yet defined angles start straight up and then gently curve round at the top and down.

Best Eyebrows for a Heart-Shaped Face:

If you have a heart-shaped face or a face that is generally more rounded, you should try eyebrows that are a little thinner.  You may not want the bold brow look that many women are going for right now. These sometimes have angles that are a little more rigid.

Best Eyebrows for a Long Face:

If you have what’s considered a long face (or an oblong face that is longer than it is wide), you’ll ideally want to try and elongate your brows. But you may want to elongate your brows more horizontally – so that you don’t emphasize the length of your face.  The key is to look in the mirror afterward (or after you grow them out and then shape them a bit). This will give you a sense of what looks best.

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Taking photos from several angles can also give you some insight into what the best brow shape will be for your facial features.

Best Eyebrows for a Square Face:

Strong jaws can be beautiful. But, you may not want a strong looking jaw and very prominent or overly-straight or sharp-angled eyebrows.

Soft, rounded brows are the way to go with a square-shaped face. This can help to counter-balance the overall edginess of having a more square-looking facial shape.


Ideal Eyebrow Shape and your Brow: How much does your Eyebrow Shape really Matter?

The answer is that yes, brows are VERY important aspects of our overall appearance.

If you have saggy, baggy brows or eyelids, you may even want to explore an upper eyelid lift or brow surgery or temple and eye area injection treatments. These can reduce signs of ageing or dark circles under your eyes.

No matter what brow shape you were blessed with there are few things you should know about the shape and length of your eyebrows.

Some rules to follow as you shape your eyebrows:

  • The start of your brow should begin at the bridge of your nose. It should not start in the inner corner of your eye as many believe. If your brows are set too far apart it will unnecessarily widen your face. You can find your eyebrow starting point by holding an eyeliner pencil up to either side of your nasal bone.
  • Your arch should be about two-thirds of the way from the start of your brow and not in the middle of your eyebrow.
  • Leave your brows nice and long. The ends of your brows extend past the outer corner of your eye. Draw an imaginary line (or again take a pencil) from the corner of your nose to the outer corner of your eye and past it to your hairline. Make your eyebrow tail defined so that it lifts the eye.

Now the ideal eyebrow shape is different for everyone, as again, no two faces are identical.  Plus, no two sides of your face are identical, and this asymmetry can be subtle or very noticeable.

But one tip that should be followed, both for shaping and for cosmetic correction and eyebrow rejuvenation. The distance from the top of the eye to the eyebrow should be equal to the width of the iris, according to many Aesthetic practitioners.

What is the Ideal Eyebrow?

Ideal Eyebrow: the ideal distance between the top of the eye and the brow should, ideally, be about the width of the iris.  If there’s a notable arch or peak, it should follow your natural line. OR it should be subtly altered to suit the overall look of the face using the soft guidelines listed above. This magic dimension of distance between the eyebrow and eye area is said to apply to nearly everyone.

Of course, slight variations might exist for different facial features or genetic traits. And if you have a heavy brow or heavy eyelids (usually a genetic trait but sometimes this becomes more prominent with ageing), this will definitely impact other’s perceptions of how old or rested you are. This makes Blepharoplasty for eyelid rejuvenation one of the most popular of all cosmetic procedures for men and women alike.

If you feel like you do not have that ‘golden’ distance between your eyes and your brows – or if your brows are drooping or your eyelids are sagging, or sagging different from your left to right eye, consider scheduling an appointment for eyelid surgery discussions with Oculoplastic Surgeon. Or ask to visit with one of our Injecting Team to see if a non-surgical option might suffice.

The Ageing Brow and Ageing Eyelid – Solutions for Saggy Eyelid Skin, Dark Circles and Puffy lower lids

As we age, our skin tends to droop and sag due to lost collagen.  We may be left with sagging or wrinkled skin around, above or under the eyes, or even dark circles or under-eye ‘bags’ of puffy skin and orbital area fat pads.

This ageing of the brow or eyelid area leads many men and women to seek a Plastic Surgeon for eyelid surgery. Good eyelid surgery can help provide women and men of all ages with a more youthful, fresher looking eye and brow appearance.

Considering Brow Lift Surgery to help get an Ideal Eyebrow

Brow surgery has changed a lot in recent decades.  Traditional brow lifts did NOT always provide a natural-looking appearance. This is because, unlike other areas of the face, the brow area tends to creep upwards with age. Whereas youthful, attractive eye brows tend to have aesthetically attractive spacing between the eye area and the forehead.  In other words, an appealing eyebrow is neither too close to – nor too far from – the eye area. And, it probably looks best when it’s at a natural-looking distance or location.

Natural ageing and traditional brow lifts COULD leave you with a look that’s not aesthetically appealing.

It is now part of best-practice methods for plastic surgery of the brow area to use techniques that elevate the middle portion of the brow and reposition the tail or medial brow, rather than opting just for elevation alone. Elevation alone can give a surprised or unnatural look. You’re given more natural-looking effects from modern brow lift techniques. The techniques work on both men and women to give them more natural effects than those used 15-25 years ago. [1].

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Our Dermal Clinicians can help

You’ll discuss what methods of eye and brow area rejuvenation are right for you when you come into one of our clinics for a consultation. You might be able to achieve a more youthful appearance using non-surgical methods like anti-wrinkle injections. Or, you might need a more lasting surgical option.

Your eyebrow and eye area rejuvenation plan will depend on your degree of eyelid droopiness (ptosis) and your natural brow position, as well as the condition of your overall skin. Our Dermal Clinicians can help prepare you for better surgery healing using various at-home regimes and light based therapies or CIT/DermaPen. You will also receive a skincare plan so that you can maximize your procedure results and maintain a more-youthful or refreshed new look.

Often times the challenge for people is NOT the brow – but the eyelid skin and how it makes the brow look.

Our Surgeons in Melbourne & Sydney and our Melbourne Skin Team are experts at getting an overall facial enhancement. This includes the eyelid and brow area, as well as reducing the 11’s on your forehead with anti-wrinkle injections.  Call us today on (03) 8849 1400 to schedule a confidential consultation.

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