May 21, 2020
Brow Mapping 101
Remember those lines and angles from geometry? They finally come in handy with brow mapping. Brow mapping is all about creating a custom shape based on your client’s features using lines and angles.
Brow shape is drawn based on nose, eyes, and bone structure. Begin by marking these elements.
- Starting Point: From the outside of nose up to forehead. The beginning of the eyebrow becomes the bulb.
- Highest Point: From the outside of nose to the center of eyes. The bridge goes from the bulb to the arch.
- Outer Edge: This is a line from the outside of nose to the corner of eye. The end of the brow is the tail.
Changing any one of these elements gives brows a totally different look. For example, changing the bulb shape gives these results:
- Sharp = points to the nose, elegant
- Oval = natural, light
- Squared = dramatic, makeup look
- Use tools such as mapping string or brow designer for precision
- Mark a central line through the whole face for symmetry* (if brows are nonsymmetrical, make one eyebrow a little higher or lower)
- Mark the starting point, highest point, and outer edge
- Find the arch and tail based on those points
- Draw the body of the eyebrow by following the brow bone (upper eye socket)
- Follow the eye socket to draw a curved tail
Great brows fit the face shape. Follow these guidelines:
- Slim Face = longer brows
- Plump Face = shorter brows
- Fuller Lips = fuller brows
- Thinner Lips = thinner eyebrows
Ready to take your brow techniques to the next step? Buy mapping string now.