There’s nothing sexier than a pair of shapely, perfectly groomed eyebrows. They balance your features and frame your eyes.

But does it seem sometimes that your eyebrows threaten to step out of the frame?

No worries! You can easily bring back them back into focus by following these five simple steps to picture-perfect eyebrows.

1. Find where your eyebrows begin

  • Turn your tweezers upside-down and place them vertically alongside the bottom of your nose’s outer edge. The point where the vertex lands is where your eyebrow begins
  • Draw a vertical line with an eye pencil to mark the start of each brow
  • Check that the space above the bridge of your nose is centered between them
  • Tweeze any stray hairs

2. Find where your eyebrows end

  • Lay your tweezers at an angle so that the open end is pointed towards the bottom of your nose and the other end reaches your eye's outer corner. The spot where the tweezers intersect your brow is the spot where your eyebrow should end
  • Mark this spot with an eyebrow pencil
  • Pluck any stray hairs

3. Measure your brow’s thickness

  • Locate the fullest part of your brow.
  • Draw a line along the bottom edge of your brow with an eyebrow pencil, following the natural shape of your brow’s top line
  • Tweeze any hairs below that line
  • Make sure your eyebrows are no more than half an inch at their thickest

4. Define your arch

  • Look in the mirror and find your natural arch. It should peak above the outer rim of your iris and lie right on your brow bone
  • Mark this point with an eye pencil
  • Remove any hairs along the bottom from the inner brow point to the peak point
  • Shape your tail point a bit thinner than the rest of your brow and taper it at the end

5. Put on the finishing touches

  • Make sure your eyebrows are clean and dry
  • Brush your eyebrows up with a spoolie brush
  • Fill in any sparse areas with a brow pencil using short strokes. Make sure to choose the color that best matches your brows, and fill it in lightly
  • Further define your brows with an angled brush and a brow powder that matches your eyebrows' color
  • Brush your eyebrows with a spoolie brush to blend the color and hold eyebrow hairs in place with a colored gel
  • If your eyebrows are sparse or too light, fill them in. Pencils and powders work wonders to bridge gaps.

So you're life can sometimes be so cray-cray. But your eyebrows shouldn't have to be that way. No schedule is so chaotic as to keep you from looking your best. A few simple steps can take you to next-level beautiful. You'll surely raise some eyebrows yourself!

References

  1. "7 Expert Tips for Creating Perfect Brows," Marie Claire, April 29, 2016.
  2. "How to Get Perfect Brows in 5 Steps," Elle, April 4, 2016.
  3. "What to Do -- and Not Do -- for Perfect Eyebrows," The New York Times, October 20, 2016.
  4. "Your Perfect Eyebrows Playbook," Shape, August 12, 2015.

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