Ok. I’ve had it. I’m going on an eyebrow shaping rant.
The other evening, as we were watching TV, my husband turned to me and said, “What’s wrong that TV personality’s face? Something’s not right. What is it?” I said, “Her eyebrows”. They were so unnaturally shaped that it made her face look , well – odd.
Eyebrows “frame” the face. In doing so, they either lend to the expressiveness of the face and enhance our communication or send the wrong message. Right message; wrong message. Which is better?
Eyebrows must be properly maintained in order to frame the face appropriately. This Measurement Chart will help you effectively shape your brows. Ineffective eyebrow shapes include:
- The half moon, which gives the face a constantly startled or surprised look.
- The downward curved brow, which causes the face to look eternally sad.
- The upward slant with no arch and slightly fuller nearest the nose promotes an angry or oriental look.
- The straight brow, which may look like two caterpillars sitting on top of the eye, expressionless.
- The winged brow or “shortstop,” a brow that is winged up at the end and looks as if it is going
off into nowhere, often causing the eye to seem incomplete.
Changing the shape of your eyebrows is very personal and one of the most difficult things to adjust to. However, I assure you that if you do it right, you will be pleasantly surprised at the positive conversation response and I won’t have to go on an eyebrow shaping rant! If you use a professional to do your brows, take a copy of this measurement chart for the attendant to follow.
Situation: If you change your brows according to the chart, don’t tell anyone. Look to see if you see a positive difference in their response to you!