1.26.2013

How to draw Korean eyebrows


SNSD's Yoona


The korean eyebrows have been around and popular for quite some time now but it's still not widely known/adopted in other parts of Asia. Personally, I'm a fan of such a drawing technique as such brows really do make you look younger!
The key points of such a technique are:
  • thick
  • straight
  • soft

Actress Song Hye Kyo with different brow shapes

As seen above, thick and straight brows (left photo) give the overall look a softer finish, exuding a younger and more innocent charm, while arch eyebrows generally add a more mature and professional touch to your face. So if you're attending a job interview or formal events, arch eyebrows may be the better way to go but otherwise, try sporting the straight korean brows for a girls' night out!

Now I'm going to show you guys how I shape my brows! 

I have a naturally slightly arched brows, and I've been trimming it to be (slightly) thicker. Not too thick because when you're shaping it, there might be a need for you to draw beyond your natural brow shape to achieve the perfect "straight" look.



1) If you have an arch brow (most people do), draw a line below your brows to form the "base line" of your straight brows, extending from the inner corner (which usually sits on the lowest point of the arch) to the outer end (which is where the arch ends). 




2) Fill in the gap between the line and your brow by drawing in using light, feathery strokes to create a natural-looking brow.




3)Straighten the upper edge of your brows by filling in the top inner corner as shown.



4) Now that the outline of your brow shape's drawn out, go ahead and fill in your brow so that it looks darker and more defined. And while you're at it, you may wanna extend your brow toward the inner corner as this gives the illusion of a smaller face due to the closer space between the two eyebrows.




5) Remember, it has to look natural and "soft". Drawing in with eyebrow pencils tends to create harsh lines (unless you're using a powder based eyebrow kit). Thus it's important to blend it out and tidy up your brow hairs using a brow brush!
TADA the final look




It may seem abit uneven due to the lighting/zooming in but in real life it looks pretty natural! (im too shy to show my full face haha). To further tidy your brows, you may wanna add a layer of eyebrow mascara so that it gels the brow hair down and keep the shape intact the whole day! I don't have a brow mascara as of yet, on the lookout for a good one.


The eyebrow pencil I used in this tutorial is the Innisfree eco flat eyebrow pencil which comes in a flat, oval tip, making application super easy and strokes soft-looking (rather than harsh lines). The ingredients are also less harmful to the skin/hair compared to other brands. 














The other end of the tip is fixed with a scroll brush. It's like a two-in-one product, really convenient to use and carry around! It costed me less than SGD7 I think (hazy memory of the price, but it was really cheap).













Hope this post helps and thanks for reading! :)

4 comments:

  1. Looks good! :D

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  2. I've always thought the curved eyebrows were more mature but seeing the comparison you placed here its so true that the bigger brows are nicer and more professional looking. It seems so effortless! I am definitely going to try this ^^ thank you for sharing

    xoxo M3

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    1. yes it's certainly not difficult to achieve this look. thanks for reading! :)

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