Eyebrow trends change with time, but droopy brows are never in style. When the brow starts to descend, it can cause a hooded look pushing down the eyelids and leaving you looking tired. While you can’t avoid getting older and losing skin elasticity, there are several ways to approach beautification of the brows.
1. First, figure out the best eyebrow shape and color for you, and actively maintain it. Choose a shape you like, but keep it natural. An overly-thin brow makes you look older while very thick or dark brows can dominate your face and take attention from your eyes. Understanding the proportions of a beautiful brow is important. The head of the brow should start in line with the inner corner of the eye and ideally with the outer corner of the nostril (see #1 on Angelina Jolie above). The peak of the arch should line up with a line drawn from the outer corner of the iris to the corner of the nostril (see #2 above). The end of the brow should fall on a line from the outer corner of the eye to the corner of the nose (see #3 above).
2. Consider reshaping drooping brows with Botox injections. When injected above the brow, it will help to lift the brow into a more youthful-looking position by immobilizing the muscles.
3. Fillers, such as Juvéderm and Radiesse, can be injected and instantly lift the end of a brow that’s begun to sink over time.
4. If you need a dramatic lift, browlift surgery is a permanent fix that can be done endoscopically, which makes it a minimally invasive procedure. During a browlift, the muscles are repositioned to lift the brow into a more natural position. Plus, any sagging excess eyelid skin can be removed as well.
For a few tips on shaping and tweezing the brows properly, click here and here for some excellent articles on Elle.com and here for a video demonstration. Taking a little time to properly learn to shape your brows can give a whole new look to your eyes.