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Why The Eyebrow Shape is Essential For Microblading


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Warning: the below person did not seek initial microblading services from Varvara Brows, but instead came to repair them.

Intro to Microblading

No matter which eyebrow procedure you prefer (waxing, threading, tweezing, microblading etc.), I cannot stress enough the importance of having the proper eyebrow shape. My goal for this blog post is to help you realize through a real-life example how essential it is to choose a microblading specialist with shaping expertise. As we all know, the shape of an eyebrow can either make or break the face, but even worse, an improper eyebrow shape can take months to repair.

Client Story

Awhile back, a client of mine came to me to repair her brows after an inexperienced “specialist” distorted her shape in a prior eyebrow procedure. She wanted like most women want, to put down the makeup and eyebrow pencil and go for a more permanent brow solution.

The first two pictures below show the specialist shaped her eyebrows with and without makeup, prior to her dermablading consultation.

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She went ahead with a micro-dermablading (aka microblading) procedure hoping to achieve a similar look and effect to the first two photos. What she got, however, was not what she was looking for.

Transformation from Proper Microblading

The next picture shows how the eyebrows started to transform after the procedure when the eyebrow specialist decided to change the shape of the eyebrow dramatically. It is also worth mentioning that the “specialist” did not know how to or chose not to apply natural colors to enhance the client’s features and cultivate a 3D appearance. After that we see how the dermablading started to fade and how it absolutely destroyed the natural shape of the eyebrow.

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after microblading, client was unhappy with the shape

As time went on, the client started to clean up her own eyebrow in order to match the appearance of the permanent eyebrow created for her. And when the dermablading faded and she stopped matching the brow, the client realized that only half of the eyebrow was left.

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Choosing a Specialist

  1. The shape of the eyebrow is crucial, especially in microblading. The eyebrow specialist should make shaping the brow her number one priority over the color and the hair stroke. Consider the latter two secondary concerns.
  2. Pick someone who knows how long it truly takes to restore a shape. The process takes anywhere from 4-6 months to fully restore the shape of the brow in cases where the brow needs to be drastically repaired. Making this not only a time-consuming process but also a pricey one as well.
  3. Choose quality before price. $100-$200 microblading procedures boast to give amazing results. However, low cost specialists do the procedures with less care and the necessary expertise.

Although microblading procedures can be pricey, you pay for the quality of work that is desired.


When it comes to choosing a specialist to work on your face, be very careful and selective with whom you will entrust with your look!

Achieving natural and beautiful eyebrows takes time, patience and dedication. It’s a process that requires a certain area of expertise, a level of understanding on how the hair works, moves and grows.

You learn more about the importance trust in eyebrow procedures, the proper eyebrow shape for each face shape in my blog.

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The Best Eyebrows For Your Face Shape


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Like haircuts, when it comes to eyebrows, all shapes do not fit one size. While getting perfect eyebrows depend on a number of factors, what it really boils down to is matching your eyebrows with the dimensions of your face.

Knowing what brows look best for your face shape and how to properly shape them, will not only emphasize your best features and make you look younger, but they’ll also build your confidence and deter the use of unnecessary makeup.

But how do you deter what brows go with what face? Don’t worry, we’ve got you’ve covered. Check out our list of the best eyebrows shape for each face out there, so you can find your dream, golden arches.

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When it comes to square faces, the jaw line is the strongest feature. Therefore, it’s priority to balance a strong jaw with a strong brow, or to soften the appearance of the jaw
with soft curves. Angled brows, for example do a great job at creating this balance.

When getting your brows done, or a thicker stronger colors and shape with balance. Think Robin Wright.
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Round Faces

As mentioned in the name, round faces create a rounded, more widened look, and the last thing you need is for your brows to make your face look any rounder.

To give your face a longer look, create a higher arch and stay away from arches that have a more rounded look. Think Kate Upton.

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Oblong Faces

Opposite of the round face, the oblong face appears to long in length, therefore the idea eyebrow look will be take make the face appear shorter. To achieve this look, aim for a brow that has more of a flat look (not to high of an arch, but not a extremely low arch). Creating a flat look will give balance to your face and make the jaw line appear smaller. Think Jennifer Connolly. 

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Heart Faces

Heart faces have a lot of curves, especially near the jaw area. To balance the shape of the jawline and to feature your beautiful heart shape, it’s best to round out your eyebrows. In doing so, you’ll achieve a beautiful natural look that creates a very soft and elegant look. Think Reese Witherspoon.
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Diamond Faces

Diamond faces have sharp angles at the highest peak of their faces; the cheek bones. The goal with diamond faces is to make the face appear less wide.

To do so, curve the eyebrow and it’s widest point, to make the face appear more slender. Think Halle Berry.

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Oval Faces

The Oval face is one of the most universal shapes and can virtually handle any eyebrow shape. However, be mindful that because the face is already oval, you want to stray away from brows that will make your face look more rounded. 

Soft angled eyebrows are idea in creating a soft balance and bringing out your best features. Think Jessica Alba.


Want to learn more about our amazing eyebrows services? Contact us and we will be happy to help!

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Make sure to follow us on Instagram at @varvarabrows to see our amazing work and to stay in the know on all things eyebrows!