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Eyebrow Trends Around the World

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When we think of eyebrows, we think of beautifully shaped and thick arches. While some have been born with perfect furry caterpillars, some are unfortunately still praying to the eyebrow gods for theirs to grow in. In the meantime, we are left with certain methods such as 3D microblading and brow penciling. Take a look below at some of the eyebrow shapes trending around the world. Maybe you can adopt one of these styles that works best for your unique features and complete the look you’ve always wanted.

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Shaggy eyebrow look

Number 1: Western Europe

The feathered look is found mostly in Western Europe. It gives off an effortlessly chic vibe. These feathered brows are simply combed up and out with a few short strokes of brow powder and topped off with brow gel.

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Middle Eastern well-defined eyebrows focus all the attention to the eyes

Number 2: Middle East and Eastern Europe

Traveling East, we will find more of the bold and angular type brow. In the Middle East, the eyes play an important role as the focal point of the face, and therefore, the eyebrows must stand out. This look is also very popular on Instagram among makeup artists.

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Korean eyebrow shaping with a straighter look

Number 3: Korea

In Korea, you will see that majority of the population is obsessed with straight brows. This trend has been going on for over five years and is still an ongoing style today. The straight brow look simulates that youthful look we’re all yearning to keep forever.

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Beach eyebrows from down under

Number 4: Australia

A trend that most likely started in Australia and is making its way to Europe, the “beach” eyebrow consists of lightening the shade of your eyebrows without bleaching them. The key to achieving this look is to comb your brows with eye primer to coat the hairs and then fill in with a brow pencil that’s a shade lighter than your hair.

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Beware These 5 Eyebrow Mistakes

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Eyebrows have evolved over the years, from pencil-thin arches of the 1920s to fuller brows of today. With eyebrow inspiration being seen at every corner of the internet and television, we have developed an obsession for the perfect eyebrow shape. While social media influencers and A-list celebrities have a stylist under their wing, we are left to our own devices, and therefore, have been making quite a few mistakes that we do not know about. Here are a few common blunders you or your friend may have been making:

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Number One: Ignoring your natural arch.

Everybody has a natural arch; there is no reason to fight it. Work with your natural shape and tweeze with it in mind. The ideal way to find your natural arch is to use a highlighting pencil and trace the upper and lower lines of your brows. The point where both lines rise upwards is where your arch is.

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Number Two: Over-plucking from above your brow.

You should avoid slimming your brows down by tweezing from the top. All shaping should be done from below for a more natural look. You want to proceed with caution or visit a specialist if you have even the slightest doubt about doing it yourself.

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Number Three: Piling on layers of eyebrow makeup.

The quote, “Patience is a virtue,” could be very useful in this particular situation. Filling in your brows is very much different than putting on lipstick. If you want realistic, natural-looking brows, you must take your time. Try using lighter, short strokes instead of pressing down and dragging lines across. If you’re heavy-handed, take the time to practice, and soon enough, you’ll get the hang of it.

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Number Four: Matching your brow color to your hair.

Eyebrow and hair shades do not have to be an exact match to look good. While there are some people who bleach both parts, it’s not a very ideal solution. A quick fix would be to pick a shade of brown with a slight tint that compliments your hair color. If you have blonde hair, you can even go several shades darker, since that is how most natural light blondes look.

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Number Five: Aiming for symmetry.

The human body is nowhere near perfect when it comes to symmetry. Your eyebrows aren’t naturally symmetrical either. Aiming for perfection in the comfort of your own home can result in over-plucked, thin eyebrows. If you’re searching for close-to-perfection, a brow expert with many years of experience under his/her belt is the only way to go.

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Dealing With Clients Who Don’t Know Their Eyebrow Shape

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Some clients who come to beauty professionals for services cannot look like they do in their imagination. I find that the magazines some of my clients read offer up an idea of beauty that simply does not fit the face of the person sitting in front of me.

How can a client shape her eyebrows like this…
when she has a different facial structure?

 

 

 

 

 

 

My colleagues in the beauty industry often ask me, “How do you deal with clients who demand you to shape their eyebrows in a way that does not fit their face?”

There are two options that a beauty professional has if she is unwilling to give her the wrong eyebrow shape:

 

 

1. Show them the light.

If I tell a client that the shape they want will not suit them, this means that I can already see the type of shape that will. In front of the mirror, I use a white pencil to lightly draw the correct shape and explain which beautiful parts of this shape extenuates.Having a dialogue and a visual for my clients helps make them part of the decision making process and helps to explain why certain things work for them and why others do not.

There is no one shape fits all when it comes to eyebrows, and my clients often appreciate the attention and the honesty.

 

 

 

 

2. Stick to beauty values.

The truth is that sometimes clients and I have differing opinions on beauty and all of my experience and guidance does not persuade them from wanting the thin, ugly shape they see on a Cover Girl ad for a little girl. When this happens stick to my beauty values.

I value true beauty that comes from perfectly shaped eyebrows to fit each clients unique facial structure and personality. I have been doing this for over 15 years and I trust my ability to recognize the potential for beauty in every face and the scientific way to shape eyebrows.

Besides that, 80% of my business comes from referrals and if I give a client a shape that does not fit her face, no matter how much she refers me, nobody will think I am any good if my client does not look good.