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Eyebrow Shaping Tip — One Golden Rule for Every Face? Part 2

We came across another formula for “perfect eyebrows” recently. It involves angles instead of vertical alignments. Proponents of this template to beautiful brows suggest using a tweezer or brow pencil to draw three imaginary lines that extend from the side of the nostril (see cyan lines on Angelina Jolie below). The first line is aligned to the inner corner of the eyes or tearduct (cyan line A). This is the point where the inner eyebrows should start.  The second imaginary line runs from the side of the nose to the outer side of the pupil staring straight up (cyan line B). The point where this meets the eyebrow is where the brow arch should ideally be (an alternative angle for this starts at the middle of your nose and extends to the middle of your pupils). The third line is drawn to the outer corner of the eyes (cyan line C). This is where the tail of the brow should end.

Angelina Jolie eyebrow shaping tip for the perfect face

Eyebrows That Conform To Formula

Here’s Keira Knightley again, whose eyebrows began this brow-raising discussion.

Keira Knightley's face shows that her eyebrows match her nose to eye angle perfectly

Zhang Ziyi’s delicate features are nicely pulled together by her well-defined brows.

Zhang Ziyi eyebrows are shaped nicely for her nose. It conforms to the eyebrow-shaping tip of aligning the inner part of your brows to an imaginary line that stretch from the sides of nose to the inner eyes

Beautifully shaped eyebrows on Alicia Keys.

Alicia Keys eyebrows are beautifully trimmed to suit her face

Though smiling wide and not the best picture to present this theory, Oprah Winfrey’s eyebrows seem to conform to this beauty formula.

Oprah Winfrey eyebrows are a good complement to her wide set eyes

Eyebrows That Do Not Conform To Formula

The trend for most Korean women in the media industry seem to favor thicker, straighter brows as apposed to thinner, arched ones. Done correctly, it creates a more youthful appearance. Actress Han Ga In is one of them. Han Ga-In’s eyes are beautifully framed by her thicker brows. The inner corners of her brows are aligned to her nose bridge instead of the imaginary line as shown.

Face of Korean actress Han Ga In- pretty eyes with nicely defined eyebrows, lines at sides of nose and inner corner of eyes shows that her eyebrows do not conform to the brow shaping tip

Lee Hyo-Ri is another attractive Korean singer/actress who has thicker, less arched brows framing her eyes. You can see that her brows a drawn closer than what is said to be the perfect eyebrow standard (indicated by cyan lines).

Face of korean beauty, singer-actress Lee Hyo-Ri -  lines at sides of nose and inner corner of eyes shows that her eyebrows do not conform to the brow shaping tip but she still have very pretty eyes with well shaped eyebrows

Camilla Belle’s eyebrows are luscious, thick and beautifully well-defined. They match her eyes and the rest of her features perfectly. Does it conform to the perfect eyebrow shaping formula? The brows look vertically aligned to the nose bridge however don’t conform to the the above formula.

Camilla Belle has thick, dark eyebrows which beautiful frames her dark features

Her eyebrows neither start at her brow bone meets the nose bridge nor on the same plane of the perfect brow line A. But who can deny Aishwarya Rai’s beauty?

Aishwarya eyebrows are nicely arched

Eyebrow Shaping Tip — One Golden Rule for Every Face?

In the previous post, we analyzed Keira Knightley’s eyebrows. It was suggested that Keira’s eyebrows are too dark and close together and that her brows should be trimmed in such a way that inner ends are vertically-aligned to the sides of her nostril.

A quick Google shows that the Internet is rife with tips on how to properly shape eyebrows in order to attain the perfect set of brows to frame your eyes. Many of these rules seem to suggest that the eyebrow line should be in vertical alignment with either the tear duct or the sides of the nostrils for ideal results.

Here’s a classic beauty — screen legend Elizabeth Taylor. She has thick, dark eyebrows framing her beautiful blue-violet eyes. Cyan lines are used here to show the vertical alignment of the eyebrows to the tear duct. In her case, they align almost perfectly to her tear ducts and sides of the nostrils.

Elizabeth Taylor's eyebrows -- beautifully proportionate to her face

American R&B singer Alicia Keys, who is bi-racial (half white, half African American) also conforms to this standard. Hers is run vertically aligned to the inner sides of her eyes.

Alicia Key's eyebrows -- beautifully proportionate to her face

Aishwarya Rai is a popular Indian actress and former Miss World. The Bollywood babe is often labeled as “the most beautiful woman in the world”. Her eyebrows conforms to the rule too.

Beautiful Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai - eyebrows are proportionate to her face, nicely framing her eyes

So if these beauties conform to the rule, does it mean that it holds true for everyone? Well, it depends on a number of factors, one of which is how wide apart the eyes are set.

Here’s Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, famous for her roles in films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha. She is delicate beauty with fine features and her eyebrows are set closer compared to the inner edges of her eyes.Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi beautiful face with proportionate eyebrows

Picture on the right below is what Ziyi would look like if her brows start flushed to the inner corner of her eyes. Looks a little short in relation to the rest of the features on her face.

Zhang Ziyi digital makeover -- now with shorter eyebrows

Popular US TV personality, talk show host Oprah Winfrey is also someone who proves that beautiful brows need not conform to the so called golden rule.

Oprah Winfrey's face showing her eyebrows in relation to her eyes and nose

Trimming her brows at the center will emphasize her wide-set eyes.

Oprah Winfrey digital makeover - her eyebrows are trimmed to be in line with the inner corners of her eyes, emphazing her wide-set eyes