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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Face Shapes & Eyebrows

A Long Face Shape Example 

Here a long face shape looks shorter with a flat eyebrow shape
Determine Your Face Shape
“Knowing your face shape is the first step to creating your most beautiful look.....”
There Are Six Basic Face Shapes

Start by pulling your hair back from your face, and with no makeup on, look closely in the mirror.

The features for each shape to look for are:

Oval Face Shape
Round Face Shape
Long Face Shape
forehead is wider than the chin
 face is almost as wide as it is long
 forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all about the same width
prominent cheekbones
 face is widest at the cheeks
 can tend to have a prominent chin
face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin

has an elongated appearance

Square Face Shape
Heart Face Shape
Diamond Face Shape
 forehead, cheekbones and jawline all about the same width
  similar to oval but the chin tapers to a point.
not as common as the other face shapes
 squared jawline is the most obvious feature

typically the face is highly angular

the forehead is somewhat short

 the face is widest at the temples

Still not sure? - A simple test

Divide the total length by 3. (In this case 8 divided by 3 is 2.67 or 2 2/3).

Measure the length from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin. (in this case 2 1/3),

If the last number (the 2 1/3 number) is larger than the first number (the 2 2/3) than chances are you have a long face. 

If the last number is less than the first number than chances are you have a round face.

 If the last number is equal to the first number than chances are you have an oval face
 Measure the length of your face with a ruler. (In this case the total length of the face is 8).


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Guide to Different Eyebrow Shapes

The most important rule for eyebrow shapes is to always use a shape that mimics your forehead's natural curve. Though a certain eyebrow may look stunning on your favorite movie star, it could easily look terrible on you.
Always approach any eyebrow tweezing with extreme caution. Sometimes certain hairs will never grow back, which can result in a permanently unflattering eyebrow shape. Even if the hair does grow back, the wrong shape will stay with you for weeks to months, depending on how fast your hair grows.
You need to determine where your eyebrow should start and end before anything else. To find your eyebrow length, simply use a straight pencil. To determine where your eyebrow should start, place the pencil sticking vertically from the nostril. To determine where your eyebrow should end, keep the pencil against your nose and angle it to the edge of your eye. When the pencil hits your brow, that's where the brow should start or end.


An angled eyebrow has a sharp arch going up, then a dramatic slope coming back down. This shape works well for round faces, as it can help add depth and dimension. However, you must be careful not to make the angle too extreme, or you may end up looking constantly angry.

An arched eyebrow looks just like it sounds. It has a gentle arch that curves slightly upwards for most of the eye, and then gently slopes downward towards the outer eye. This shape works for most faces, but is particularly useful for opening up a low brow line.

A curved eyebrow is basically a half circle. The area that slopes upward and the area that slopes downward are just about even in proportion. This shape is wonderful for making angular faces seem softer and eyes brighter.

A flat, or low-angled, eyebrow has very little curve to it and goes along a basic, almost straight line. This brow shape looks good on people with widely spaced eyes or long faces, as it minimizes overall distance and helps your eyes appear slightly closer together.