How to find your perfect eyebrow shape

How to find your perfect eyebrow shape

Ever since I saw Rae Morris at Hair Expo I have become obsessed with finding my perfect eyebrow shape.

Rae Morris is arguably Australia’s most influential makeup artist. She had so much energy on stage I couldn’t believe how much I learnt in her seminar. If there was just one thing to take away from her, it’s that your eyebrows have the power to change your face.

I watched Rae change the shape of her models’ eyebrows to make their eyes look less puffy and their noses look smaller. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

The standard rules for shaping eyebrows are:

A – start directly up from the edge of your nose

B – your brow should end in line with the corner of your nose and the outer corner of your eye

C – Your brow arch should be in line with the outer edge of your iris


Rae says to ignore point A and start your brow at your desired nose bridge width (see dotted line). This will give the illusion of a thinner nose.

Don’t go overboard with your arch point C – Rae says a straighter brow is more youthful and more sophisticated. An overarched brow creates a puffy eyelid so keep it straight to give the illusion of a thinner face.

The most important thing to remember is to follow your natural shape as this is usually the perfect brow for your face shape.

Overplucked your brows? Can’t remember your natural shape? Check back on your old school photos (usually just before your started high school and started messing with your eyebrows) to find your natural brow shape.

What’s the perfect colour for my eyebrows?

Blondes should go one or two shades darker to define their brows. Dark blondes can go to a light brown. Everyone else should match their natural colour.

Use a brow mascara to add definition or use an angled makeup brush to apply an eyeshadow that matches your hair colour to fill in and shape your brows.

This is the first in a new series I’m calling Makeup Mondays here on Hair Romance. Love to know what you think and what you’d like to see in future posts. Are you obsessed with eyebrows too? Who do you think has perfect brows?

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