Your eyebrows are actually your most important facial feature; not your eyes as you might expect. Your brows aren’t just useful for keeping dirt and sweat out of your eyes—they are also critical to “emotional expression, as well as facial recognition. Eyebrows are perhaps one of the most divisive — and talked-about — features of the human face
How can such a small feature make such an impact?
- Those little patches of hair alone have the power to transform your face. Their presence serves as a frame for the face, accentuates the eyes, and should complement the curvature of the cheek.
- Fuller eyebrows make you look younger
- Fuller/properly groomed brows allow you to wear less make-up
- Eyebrows help us express ourselves when communicating.
- Remember, eyebrows are like sisters not twins, no two brows are identical!
In fact, eyebrows may be a sort of facial signature — a way of distinguishing one person’s mug from another’s. In 2003, a study, published in the journal Perception, showed people 25 images of celebrities without eyebrows, and then another 25 snapshots of celebrities without eyes. Interestingly, the study participants correctly identified about 56 percent of the eyeless celebs, but only 46 percent of those who were brow-free. The study’s conclusion? Eyebrows are even more important than eyes for recognizing people.
The role of eyebrows in facial recognition may help explain why models with distinct brows — think Cara Delevingne and Cindy Crawford — often rise to the top. Since females naturally have more arched, thinner, and higher-set eyebrows than men, a woman who embraces a more masculine brow will inevitably stand out.