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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

Keira Knightley Eyebrows Are Fierce?

Our topic for today is beautiful British actress Keira Knightley. She is famous for her roles in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Bend it Like Beckham, Atonement, The Duchess and Love Actually.

Some over at The Gloss has a problem with Keira Knightley brows. She/He feels that they are “just too close together”.

Here are her “caterpillar brows”. Note that this being the cover of a magazine, they’ve probably retouched her face quite a bit.

Keira Knightley face with makeup showing beautiful, thick eyebrows


The writer suggested that the inner part of her eyebrows should start parallel to where the outer part of her nostrils end. Here’s her brows with the 1/4 inch patch nearest to her nose digitally plucked off. What do you think?

Keira Knightley digital makeover - now with trimmed eyebrows

The difference is subtle, so here’s a side by side comparison.

Keira Knightley have her eyebrows trimmed in our digital makeover

It is also suggested that her brows should be lightened to match her hair. Here’s Keira with her shorter (narrower), digitally bleached brows. Here, she looks a lot like Natalie Portman, whom she’d worked with in Star Wars. Natalie played Queen Amidala and Keira got the part of the queen’s decoy Sabe because of their striking resemblance.

Keira Knightley with bleached blond eye brows

How about Keira with thinner eyebrows?

Keira Knightley with thinner eyebrows

Thinner brows + bleach. She looks slightly older here.

Keira Knightley with thin, bleached eyebrows

We at The Look Factor think that her eyebrows are perfectly fine the way they are – thick but well-groomed – but as the saying goes, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Let us know what you think.

Normal Keira vs Keira with shorter, lighter eyebrows.

Keira Knightley with a digital makeover - eyebrows retouched to be lighter and shorter
Normal Keira vs Keira with shorter, thinner and lighter brows.

Keira Knightley looks older in this digital makeover - we gave her thinner, lighter bleached-blond eyebrows on the right