Bushy, over-plucked or misshapen eyebrows definitely don’t do anything to enhance beautiful eyes. But well-groomed, natural-looking arches will do wonders.
Keep reading for tips on how to achieve those perfect brows.
Trim Unruly Brows
Look closely at the natural shape of your eyebrows. Each brow should begin at your tear duct, peak at the outer edge of your iris and end at the outer corner of your eye.
If your brows are unruly, brush them upward with a small brow comb. Using manicure scissors, carefully trim any excess hair above the top of your natural arch.
Find the Right Shape
To find out where brows should start, hold a pencil vertically beside one nostril. Using a quality pair of slanted tweezers (we like Tweezerman), pluck away any excess hair in between the brows.
If you are unsure about where the eyebrow should arch and end, hold a pencil in line with the outer side of your iris and note where the peak of your arch naturally occurs. From the arch to the outer corner of the eye, your brow should fall in a straight or slightly curved line.
Hold the tweezers at a 45-degree angle and pluck only the stray hairs below the brow line, making sure to pull in the direction of the hair growth.
Since no two eyebrows are alike, always follow your natural brow shape and do not over pluck the brow”it’s very difficult to get your brows to grow back into their natural shape after too much plucking.
Be careful not take off too much at the outer corners–this slants the brows upward and will result in a perpetually angry look.
Define Your Brows
The final touch? Defining your brows.
Using light, feathery strokes, fill in sparse areas with brow powder or brow pencil. Choose a colour that’s one or two shades darker than your brow colour if you have dark hair. If you’re a blonde, go for a colour one or two shades lighter than your hair colour.
Do you shape your brows at home? What are your best tips? Let us know in the comments!