I’m a brow pro – how celebs from Michelle Keegan to Kate Middleton have used the ‘golden rule’ to transform their look
They say eyebrows can shape your entire face, but from caterpillars to scribbled arches, getting the shape is all too easy very not correct.
So if you’re struggling to find the best brow that suits your face shape, then look no further.
In an exclusive chat with Fabulous, brow expert Laura Kay, founder of Laura Kay London, found out which brow look best suits six common face shapes.
From Michelle Keegan to Kate Middleton, Laura also revealed six celebrities who have completely transformed their looks simply by adapting a new brow shape and style — and the “golden rule” you need to follow to achieve the same thing.
Michelle Keegan (heart face shape)
According to Laura, Michelle Keegan corrected her eyebrow shape to look more symmetrical.
“Overstretching the bow, probably from over-plucking, did the opposite of what she was probably trying to achieve, and her eyebrows took away from her natural beauty,” she says.
“However, when she changed that and decided to go bouldering with a thicker eyebrow, her entire appearance now looks full of Hollywood glam.”
Laura explains that people with a heart-shaped face tend to have a big difference in size between the forehead and the chin.
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“It can be recognized by a very fine or pointed chin,” she explains.
“The goal is to make the forehead appear narrower so the chin looks less pointed.”
According to the brow expert, your brow type should be “soft and slightly curved,” which can be achieved using the super simulation brow technique.
Gwen Stefani (oblong face shape)
The brow expert goes on to say that Gwen Stefani has also had a real eyebrow transformation over the years.
“If you look at her in the early days when she was in No Doubt, her brows were super thin, penciled brows, and now she looks more youthful by opting for a thicker one,” explains Laura.
“While her new look is still pretty fair where she opts for a feminine and toned down look, the transformation is unreal.”
Laura explains that an oblong face shape is typically elongated and defined by its length.
“The goal is to make sure the brows don’t overpower the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline, as they’re all about the same width,” she explains.
The eyebrow expert advises anyone with an oblong face shape to opt for “subtle and straight arches” that can be achieved through nanoblading – a permanent technique for fine hairlines.
Kate Middleton (Oval Face Shape)
Laura also believes that Kate Middleton has undergone several brow changes over the years.
“Today, her brows look unrecognizable from their early 00’s days when they were flat and plucked too finely — especially around the edges,” she says.
“This created a subtle arc shape that made her look older than her years.”
“She started experimenting with her brows around her wedding and over the years they’ve gotten fuller, refreshed and fluffy, possibly with nanoblading and even brow lamination.”
The brow guru adds, “Now her brows are one of her trademarks and help give her a trendy, flattering and youthful look.”
Laura explains that an oval face shape is considered “the ideal face shape for the majority of people” and says it suits many types of brows, from flatter to arched ones.
She adds, “Most brow types will suit you.”
Kylie Jenner (round face shape)
Laura comments: “Kylie Jenner has looked unrecognizable since she was a teenager when she opted for a narrow sculpted eyebrow – almost pencil thin.
“Kylie soon upped her brow game by opting for a fuller, darker, more groomed look.”
The brow expert says the reality star’s brows now “make her eyes look wider,” adding that “they complement her features a lot more.”
Laura goes on to point out that people with a round face tend to have circular, curved features and brows.
“The goal is to make this face shape appear longer and the jaw line narrower,” she explains.
“Anyone with this face type should opt for high and arched eyebrows, which can be achieved through microblading and coloring.”
Angelina Jolie (Square Face Shape)
According to the brow expert, people with a square face — like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston — tend to have more angular features.
“Angelina’s brows have changed the most over the years,” says Laura.
“Her brows in her teens and twenties were thinner and plucked into shape.
“In some photos she looks like her brows are over plucked in places as they appear a bit uneven.
“The desired look hardly seems to have existed on the outer edges.
“It’s the opposite of what’s considered flattering for her face shape.”
She continues, “We need to lengthen the face to make the jaw look slimmer, and this can be accomplished by creating a brow that is a soft angled arch with a longer tail to the brow.”
Laura warns that people with a square face should avoid flat brows and instead opt for “perfectly square and symmetrical ones,” which can be achieved through an ombre technique.
Sarah Jessica Parker (rectangular face shape)
The brow expert says Sarah Jessica Parker is a perfect example of a rectangular face shape that has undergone a brow transformation.
“Her brows are now thicker, more defined, and bushier than they were when she was younger,” explains Laura.
“They used to look uneven, too skinny and possibly over-plucked.
“Since they were too dark, they stood out for the wrong reasons.”
She adds, “Sarah Jessica’s brows are now fluffier and more defined, but in terms of tone, they’re softer and match her highlighted hair.
“She has now adjusted her brows precisely to her face shape, which should be wide and straight.”
Laura notes that a square face is often very narrow with angular features, while the eyes are often close together.
“The goal is to make the forehead appear wider than the jawline,” she explains.
“Brows should be bushy and defined, which can be achieved with microblading or nanoblading.”
THE “GOLDEN RULE” FOR THE RIGHT BROWS
Laura says paying attention to math is important to achieve your perfect brow shape.
Sharing the ‘golden rule’, she explains: “The average distance between the brows should be 3cm, the midpoint between the two brows is marked by the dotted line, and the distance from the inner eye to the pupil (when looking straight) is 3cm .
“You also need to know where to place the tallest part of the arch – measure 4.5cm from the center line.
“The eyebrow should be about 5 cm from end to end.
“To check the height of the arch, measure 8-8.5 cm from the septum to the area you’ve marked as your arch point.”
The eyebrow expert goes on to say that simply pulling this out isn’t enough, as faces aren’t symmetrical.
“You also need to carefully examine the eyebrows and ask your client to raise their eyebrows and frown to highlight any obvious inconsistencies,” she explains.
“You have to make adjustments to correct different faces that have different areas that are more or less concave or convex.”
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