A beginners guide to shaping brows
Skinny, fluffy, tinted or natural, after decades of eyebrow trends we know that this feature is so important to the overall structure of the face. And no matter what your styling preference, there’s nothing better than a good eyebrow shaping to open things up and show off your best self. They balance your features and frame your eyes. But the upkeep can be stressful… a few wrong hairs plucked can throw the whole shape. To bring them back into focus, follow 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 in the between space.
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 that are past the mark.
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.
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.
Raise some brows
The best part of doing brows today is that once you know how to find your shape, there are so many products to assist in your upkeep. From everyday tools like tweezers, to growth serums, semi-permanent tints and even microblading solutions, it’s easier than ever to help you maintain your perfect brow look.