Why Thin Eyebrows Aren’t For You

Over plucking, shaving, over waxing your eyebrows is not a look I recommend.

Why you ask?

Thin eyebrow can do the following:

  • Make your forehead appear more prominent
  • Make you look older
  • Make your face appear puffy or like you have put on weight

The trick is not to over pluck, wax, or shave— the key is the correct arch for your face shape.

Determine your face shape:  Portions of the article below are taken from Beautylish

Step 1


To find your face shape with this technique, you’ll need a dry-erase  marker, a mirror, and your face. You can substitute lipstick or lip liner if you don’t have any erasable markers.

Step 2


Stand directly in front of your mirror with your hair pulled back. Stay completely still as you trace an outline of your face with your marker or lipstick.

Step 3


Once you’ve finished drawing an outline of your face, stand back and take a look at the results. Is the shape oblong or short? Where does your face widen and taper?

Megan Fox

The most common face shape. Your facial features are spaced in even proportion.

Oval faces can handle most brow types. Because of the proportionate shape, it’s easy to pull off a variety of shapes.

Liv Tyler

Your face shape is similar to an oval shape, but with more length added to the forehead and chin.

Flat, low arched brows for this face type who have a longer face because it helps open up their face sideways.

Kirsten Dunst

Your face is wider than others, with more emphasis on your cheeks and chin.

An arched eyebrow to create a more oval look. The high peak opens the eyes vertically to elongate the face.  Tweezing is the best bet when trying to create that high arched look.  It is the better option if you are after a more sculptured look; it offers a more precise finish by removing hair strands individually.

Jessica Simpson – who has a line of clip in hair extension called, “Hairdo

Your face is slightly more oblong, with a well-defined jaw and hairline.

Bigger is better when it comes to square faces.  A thick brow for this face shape, which is best achieved by waxing or threading. It gives a more natural brow shape as it removes the hair strands in a row, ensuring the result is natural and neat but not overly defined.  align the peak of the brow with the widest angle of the jaw to balance out the strong jaw line.

Angelina Jolie

You have the same chiseled features of a rectangular face, with shorter proportions.

Same as rectangle.

Elizabeth Hurley

Your hairline and chin mark the narrowest points of your face, while your cheekbones are the widest. This dramatic contrast in width creates a diamond shape.

Choose a curved brow to soften your angular face or keep emphasis on the center arch of the brow to draw away from the width of your face.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Your face shape is characterized by a wide forehead and a heart-shaped hairline. Your cheeks widen at the temples, but thin out above the chin.

A round arch to help soften a pointed chin.

Other Facial Features

Close-Set Eyes:
For those women with close-set eyes, try shaping the eyebrows a little closer to the inner corner of your eye and extending the outer edge a bit further outward. This will help give the illusion that your eyes are set further apart.

Wide-Set Eyes:
If you have wide-set eyes, extend the eyebrows inward a bit. This will make your eyes appear closer together. Be careful not to give yourself a “frowning” appearance, however.

Low Forehead:
Women who have a low forehead should use a low arch when shaping their eyebrows. Doing so will give your forehead more height. You want to be careful not to over arch your brows since even a moderate arch can leave you looking in a permanent state of surprise.

ARCHED BROW-HOW Via The Skin Magazine

To shape your arches like a pro, take these points of reference to guide you along:

  1. To determine where the brow should begin, run a straight line along the outer edge of your nose and the inner corner of your eye.
  2. To determine where the tail of your brow should end,  imagine a line connecting the center of the upper lip, the outer edge of the nose and the outer corner of your eye.
  3. To determine approximate arch placement, find the point where a line from the nose tip through the middle of the pupil intersects with your brow.



  1. I like thick eyebrows are beautiful! I do agree that thin eyebrows make you appear older and accentuates under eye bags.



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