Eyebrow shapes have had quite the evolution. From the razor-thin brows of the 90s (that still scar us today), to the trend-setting bush brothers of Cara Delevingne and of course the bold, impeccably shaped and filled Insta-brow.
But like most things in beauty, what goes around comes around, and the latest trend in brows stems from 50s icon, Audrey Hepburn. And when you take a look back at pictures of the brunette beauty, it's easy to see why.
The 'Audrey brow' is the creation of Sherrille Riley and is designed to keep the brows full and straight, with the tail end gradually tapering off almost horizontally to the beginning of the brow. It then ends with more of an upwards tail rather than a traditional downwards angle.
The more lifted tail end creates an eye-opening effect as opposed to heavily arched brows, with soft tapering used to keep it natural and modern.
Little maintenance is needed once the initial shape is achieved, just a simple brush up using clear, brow setter (like Riley’s own ) will do the job.
Still struggling to find your ideal brow shape? You're in luck, because we've enlisted 's head makeup artist and brow expert, , to share her fool-proof guide to brow mapping.
Brow mapping is a simple method for penciling in your brows to perfectly complement your face shape.
As Lisa explains: "We all have different shape faces and the best way to get the perfect brows for you is to map them. All you need is a makeup brush and a brow powder to mark the points and fill in the brows." Simple, right? Here, she shares her no-nonsense three-step method for mapping your brows at home.
1. Look straight head into a mirror. Hold a makeup brush at the dimple of your nose straight up to your brow. Mark with a line. Starting here will give a slimming effect to your nose and balance your eyes.
2. Hold the brush from the edge of your nose through the pupil of your eye to find the arch point. This will give you an instant eye lift.
3. Hold the brush from the edge of your nose through the outer corner of the eye to the brow. Ending here will give you an eye-opening effect.
"If you’re unsure of what to go for, then go for something with a soft arch as that’s going to open the eyes. Who doesn’t want that?!," adds Lisa.
Lisa maintains that having your brows waxed and tinted every four weeks by a brow expert will give you the best possible long-term eyebrows, while styling them every day will give you that much sought-after definition. If you're feeling adventurous, you could even try microblading.
"Even if it’s just brushing a fibre gel through the hair to add volume - something as quick and simple as that can make a huge difference! Although, if you’re a brow lover like myself, don’t be afraid to use three or four products to create the eyebrow of your dreams!".
Now you've sorted your brow mapping, check out the best eyebrow products to groom yours with and try this genius tweezer trick to keep them in check. Or, if you're feeling confident, try this DIY threading technique as told by the brow experts.
Watch out, Cara!
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