I have recently seen a lot of advice being thrown around about brows. I am always in agreement about the brow's exceeding importance to the over-all look. BRAVO! to those who are executing precision and symmetry. My focus right now is on PROPORTION!
When teaching other MUAs, or giving a lesson to a client - I consistently stress symmetry, obey facial anatomy, & strive for precision. It is my goal to teach someone what the tools are (makeup, visual skill, acknowledgement of facial anatomy) and how to use them to execute a great brow.
What I have seen a lot of lately (even from some people doling out advice) is that scale and proportion are being ignored. So to define them both:
Scale - noun, .A point of reference for balance. Synonyms - equalize, balance
Proportion - .Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole. Synonyms - balance, symmetry
This 1st diagram shows how NOT to apply proper proportions to brow shaping/grooming - BROWS ARE WAY TOO CLOSE TOGETHER and oversized.
The 2nd diagram shows correct brow proportions that obey facial anatomy with regard to the face as a whole; taking into consideration spacing between eyes, amount of space between outer nostril area, width of lips...seeing the WHOLE picture. (see YES)
In conclusion...the face already has any instructions a MUA needs for great brow shaping. Once there is an understanding of and an obedience to those instructions - everyone should be showing off great brows. That is what I hope becomes the rule vs the exception, as it stands now. . .UGH!
Sincerely and sternly,
[ARCH]-itect EyeBROWoPhile™ - Jennifer James Beauty