Straight eyebrows are an amazing solution if you are looking for a bold look or want to accentuate your eyes. Not only do they create a youthful look, but thanks to their taper towards the temples, they also act like a faux facelift. Think Audrey Hepburn, whose bold straight brows became an instant identification, and Kendall Jenner, who gave the trend a modern twist by lengthening them. This spring, straight eyebrows are back in full force as the biggest eyebrows trend in 2023!
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Eyebrows Trend 2023 – What are straight eyebrows, and what should you pay attention to?
Straight eyebrows have a lowered or flatter crown that minimizes the amount of lifting and arching of the brow. They can often have a shorter tail or extend straight instead of arching down.
If you are ready to opt for straight brows and have already made an appointment with an eyebrow specialist, bear in mind some important things.
Straight brows still have tips that arch. So it’s important to talk about how pointed/rounded or subtle/strong you want those tips to be. Your brow stylist will need to balance out the arched tips of your brows to achieve a straight look.
If the start of the brow curves downward, the hairs at the base need to be removed and added/pulled in at the top. And where the brow arches, hair must be removed from the top and added/drawn in at the bottom.
Who is this eyebrow trend suitable for?
Square faces: People with square faces look great with straight eyebrows. This is because bushy brows without arches make your face look shorter.
Heart-shaped faces: if you have a heart-shaped face, your brows should not be 100 percent straight. A slight arch or softened, natural brows can flatter you by not emphasizing the brow as much and softening the chin.
Oval-shaped faces: an oval face goes well with any type of brow. If you have an oval face, you can try straight eyebrows or any other type for a flattering, natural look.
Straight eyebrows – personalization and care
Of course, with straight eyebrows, there is also the possibility of meeting individual needs. During the appointment, you can specify how straight you want your brows to be – they don’t always have to be a dead straight line to achieve the right look – as well as how long you want your eyebrows to be. You can shorten them to make the face look wider, or fill them in to make them longer and the face more elongated.
Given the amount of efforts involved in shaping and maintaining straight eyebrows, we recommend you leave this work entirely in the hands of an eyebrow specialist. If you are shaping them yourself, there is a high chance that you will make shaping mistakes that will distort the shape.
Eyebrows Trend 2023 – How to get straight brows with makeup
If you’re not sure whether you want straight brows yet, experiment with makeup first to see if this eyebrow trend is right for you. Just follow the steps in this makeup guide to achieve the look.
- Brush your eyebrow hair downward.
- Using an eyebrow pencil, draw a straight line from the bottom inner corner of your eyebrow to the bottom outer corner. Fill in the gap under your natural arch.
- Brush your brow hair upward.
- Draw another straight line connecting the edge of your eyebrow to the highest point of the arch. The brow pencil lines should resemble the “greater than” and “less than” signs, with the open parts pointing toward your nose.
- Fill in any gaps or light areas with your eyebrow pencil.
- Lightly fill in the rest of the space between the straight lines with your brow pencil.
Tip: The key to a natural eyebrow look is to use a light brow pencil, especially on the inner parts of your eyebrow. Stay away from brow highlighters. You don’t want to accentuate your brow arch.
Note: You are aiming for straight eyebrows, but that doesn’t mean your brow line has to be perfectly straight. You can shape your brows with a minimal arch and still achieve this look. Experiment to see what looks best on you.
Why straight brows are all the rage for 2023?
Straight brows are not only trendy, they are also flattering. They look fuller and thicker and go well with minimal makeup. So if you’re aiming for a more youthful look or want to accentuate your facial features in a natural way, this 2023 eyebrow trend is for you!