Physically the area around your eyebrows include the eyebrow bone as the upper limit of your orbital cavity and 13 muscles, which make the mimic around your eyes/eyebrows...

 

M. frontalis

Origin
The name is derived from lat. musculus = muscle and lat. frontalis = ahead/in front of.

Functions
Der Stirnmuskel ermöglicht das Runzeln der Stirn und das Anheben der Augenbrauen. The forehead muscle allows you to furrow your forehead and lifting your eyebrows.

Animation
See here the muscle in action: Animation M. frontalis

M. orbicularis oculi

Origin
The name is derived from lat. musculus = muscle, lat. orbicularis = disc/circle and lat. oculi = eye.

Functions
This circumorbital muscle lays like a ring around your eyes and close respectively open your eyes. Also the lid reflex is its job!

Animation
See here the muscle in action: Animation M. orbicularis oculi

M. corrugator supercilii

Origin
The name is derived from lat. musculus = muscle, lat. corrugator = furrow and lat. supercilii = located above your lashes/eyebrows

Functions
This muscle has different tasks: it pulls the eybrow down, support the M. frontalis and causes the glabellar frown line.

Animation
See here the muscle in action: Animation M. corrugator supercilii

M. depressor supercilii

Origin
The name is derived from lat. musculus = muscle, lat. deprimere = humble/depress and lat. supercilii = located above your lashes/eyebrows

Functions
The depressor is involved in furrow the brows and pull them down and inward and showing the glabellar frown line.

Animation

See the muscle here in action: Animation M. depressor supercilii

M. procerus

Origin
The name is derivated from lat. musculus = muscle and lat. procerus = slim

Funtions
This slim and pyramid-shaped muscle pulls the skin between the brows down and also opens the nostrils.