This season there’s no denying – brows are back in a big way. At least, that’s what Kelley Baker, one of LA’s hottest, in-demand brow experts says. Starting out as a makeup artist, Kelley understood that brows were the basis for every beauty look and can offer an instant lift to “youthify.” Determined to share her message with the masses, Kelley opened her own studio, Kelley Baker Brows in 2011 where she attends to celebrities and regular girls alike. There, she evaluates each client’s face shape before creating the perfect face-framing brow, because as she is quick to remind you, one size does not fit all. Here, she shares her tips:
What looks best? Why? Round faces look better with fuller brows that are angled or more arched, rather than round. You don’t want round on round, otherwise everything just looks like a big circle. The angle and arch will give their face more dimension.
How can I DIY? If you don’t have that shape naturally you can create it by using products like a highlighter and brush. You can fake an arch by the way you blend in your highlighter and you can create more of an arch with the powder. Extend up to the outer corner and then turn making an edge going down.
Heart shaped face
What looks best? Why? A low and soft brow arch will diminish the look of a pointy chin.
How can I DIY? Use a brow powder to fill in the bottom of the brow. This will lower the brow and soften the arch.
What looks best? Why? A softly angled eyebrow shape will keep the harmony of the face shape.
How can I DIY? Use powder on the bottom of the brow to soften the arch, then use the highlighter for a lifted look.
What looks best? Why? You want more of a round brow to soften the features a bit. You don’t want brows on a square shape face to have a heavy arch because it can look too harsh. Thicker, fuller brows create a soft aesthetic as well.
How can I DIY? Use brow powders to round out the brow and soften edges. Fill brows in with powder, then highlight to lift and define.