3 Rules I Follow When Shaping My Eyebrows

Having well-shaped eyebrows can completely change the way you look. But to reap the benefits that it can bring, you need to find the shape that fits you perfectly.

Yet I wasn’t always interested in the way my eyebrows look. Until one incident got me thinking.

One of my best friends was taking makeup lessons, and she needed a model for an evening look. Of course, I agreed to help her – the class took place on a Friday evening, so who wouldn’t want to look good before going out?

Everything was going really smoothly until she got to my eyebrows.

It took her forever to get them into decent shape!

And no, it wasn’t because she was a beginner makeup artist – my brows were just one big mess.

Next morning the first thing I did was Google everything I could find on getting the perfect eyebrow shape.

Various articles came up, and the same method was mentioned in every single one – you have to find the points where an eyebrow starts, where it ends and where an arch is placed.

I tried it out and was shocked by the result! I immediately felt prettier.

My eyes looked more defined and bigger than ever. As for the overall look, my face seemed brighter and well-rested.

It may sound funny, but this whole experience changed my beauty routine, and I’m here to share some tips with you too.

Prepare Your Face

For the best results, get your skin ready!

It might seem obvious, but don’t wear any makeup. Wearing makeup makes it more difficult to notice stray hairs and can even cause irritation of a freshly tweezed area.

Wash your face and remove any makeup leftovers. You can even take a shower – the warmth opens the pores and makes plucking less painful.

Now just find a well-lit place (preferably with lots of natural light!) and start your journey to having perfect eyebrows.

Your eyebrow should start on the same line where your nostril ends.

To find an exact spot you will need an eyebrow pencil as well as a regular pencil.

Take a pencil and vertically press it to your nostril. The spot where a pencil reaches your eyebrow is the starting point. Mark it with your eyebrow pencil.

You’ve found it!

Avoid your eyebrows looking too boxy by leaving a bit more hair at the bottom part of the brow – it creates a more natural flow.

The biggest mistake you can do is placing the arch in the center of your eyebrow. Unless you want to look surprised all the time J

Fortunately, finding the right spot isn’t hard – just take a pencil, press it to your nostril and angle it over your pupil toward the eyebrow. It’s important to look straight while doing this!

The spot where the pencil hits the eyebrow is the place for your arch.

Different shapes of the arch can work better for different face shapes – check out this guide and find the right one for you.

For example, I have a square face shape, and I noticed that sharp angled eyebrow shape fits me best – it balances out the strong jawline and brings the focus to the eyes.

Figuring out the length of the eyebrow is another critical step for the perfect look.

Find your eyebrow’s ending point by following these easy steps – first, place a pencil next to your nostril, and then angle it toward the outer corner of your eye. Your eyebrow should end at the spot where a pencil hits it.

I have found that my eyebrows naturally end at the suggested spot, yet I occasionally have to pluck out some stray hairs.

It’s Time to Tweeze!

Almost!

First, you have to decide how thick do you want your eyebrows to be.

Don’t go too far from your natural eyebrow shape, just enhance it! You can always make them thinner, so for the first time, I would recommend not to overdo it.

To make things easier, you can mark a wanted shape with an eyebrow pencil.

Don’t forget to sanitize your tweezers!

By plucking your hair, you open the skin pores, and they become more vulnerable to bacteria. Use some hydrogen peroxide or any other anti-bacterial disinfectant, but don’t leave the tweezers wet – you don’t want to get any product into your eyes.

Begin tweezing!

When tweezing, stretch the skin of the area you’re working on – it helps to remove hairs quicker and minimizes the pain. Pulling the hair towards the direction they grow prevents you from leaving any broken ends.

After you’re done with plucking out all the stray hairs, you can use a mini facial razor for removing baby hair above your eyebrows. They’re usually too thin to be removed with tweezers, but can still be visible and annoying.

Now you’re almost done!

Do You Need To Trim Your Eyebrows?

Not necessarily.

It all depends on your hair length, but most often all of us get one or two ridiculously long hairs out of nowhere.

If that is the case, you will need a spoolie and cosmetic scissors. Brush your eyebrows upwards and just trim all the long hairs.

Be careful and don’t cut them too short – the eyebrows may start looking too thin.

One Last Step

Your skin around the eyebrows is irritated, so help it heal!

Clean the area and apply Aloe Vera gel – it reduces the swelling and redness and also hydrates the skin.

Don’t forget to disinfect your tweezers too.

Enjoy your new eyebrows!

Just remember – less is more. It’s always better to leave a few more hairs than to make your eyebrows too thin or uneven, especially if you’re doing it for the first time.

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