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Perfectly groomed eyebrows balance your features and frame your eyes.
You might think that I am a bit obsessed considering this is my second posting about creating our avatar’s perfect eyebrows, and maybe I am…. but I have a sound reason to be so focused on those often over-looked facial details. You see, eyebrows are probably one of the most important features on any face.
And they serve more then just one purpose.
Eyebrows set the frame for the other features of the face. Shaped correctly they can enhance your eyes, and highlight your cheekbones. They can also do just the opposite. Most eye brows go relatively unnoticed unless they aren’t shaped right. Eyebrows that are too thin can make the whole face look older, while fuller brows give a more youthful look.
Besides enhancing or detracting from our beauty, eyebrows are an important part of our non verbal communications. It can be the model’s expression that promotes an advertisement more then any other feature used to catch the reader’s eye.
Believe it or not, this even true in virtual ads and vendor board ad pictures.
*Four steps to perfectly shaped eye brows: modified to work in a virtual world where you can manipulate the avatar shape.
|First Step: Marking the inner edge.|
After you have placed your avatar in a stationary pose, use your camera to look at her (or him) straight in the face. Zoom in as close as you can and still see the Avi’s face. Either use your imagination or hold a straight object like a pencil up to your screen, (do NOT write on your screen) and imagine a straight line along side the nose from the outer edge of the nostril to the inner edge of the eyebrow.
|Second Step: Marking the outer edge.|
Then either rotate the object or pretend to rotate an object from the outer edge of the nostril to the outer edge of the eye… making sure to visualize the straight line continuing to the hair base. The part where it intersects with the brow bone is where the eyebrow edge should be.
Make sure your avi’s eyes are looking straight forward. Again, pretend to, imagine, or actually hold a straight object like a pencil, perpendicular along side the other edge of the iris up to the eyebrow to mark where the arch should begin.
The thickness of your eyebrow ends up being a personal preference. The make up artists haven’t set any rule denoting the “width” of the brow.
Preferences regarding the thickness, arch and width will vary from person to person, but your face shape should be one of the top determiners of your brow shape. There is no rulebook that says you MUST shape your brows one way because you have a certain face shape, but these are just guidelines and tips to help bring out your strongest features and pull your look together.
|Paula Jai Parker|
Soft, rounded brows will add to the femininity of the heart face. Your brows should work in conjunction with your pointy chin to frame your face perfectly. A lower arch will suit you best if you have a long heart shaped face.
Your face has enough height naturally, so you don’t need arches. A straight brow that is thick and neat will help add some width to your face, but if you really want some curve, make it subtle.
Oval faces don’t have many restrictions since they are so proportional.
In contrast with long faces, round faces need height. High angled arches will give you some height, while a more rounded arch will make your face appear even rounder.
Your jaw line is very defined and prominent, so you should maintain the equilibrium with thick, well-defined brows and a moderately angled arch (not too high). If you would rather soften your prominent features, you can opt for a soft, rounded arch.
**Diamond faces are very angular around the cheekbone area, so round
brows with a high peak will increase the width of your forehead and chin
areas to balance and frame your face.
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