Shaping Your Eyebrows

If  the eyes are the windows of your soul, then your eyebrows are the window frames because that is exactly what the eyebrows do…they create an aesthetic framing effect and balance your features. In cartoons for example, expressions and great deal of emotions are conveyed through eyebrows. If you want to intensify your astonished and angered expressions, draw a  thick sharp arch on your brows. If you want an angelic look, do not give your eyebrows an extreme arch.

How to shape your eyebrows?

The basic rule is, do not reshape your eyebrows. Just work with what you have, Pluck your eyebrows while following your natural brow line. Forcing a different shape onto your eyebrows will make them look out of place.

How to determine your eyebrow shape?

1. Use a thin stick to get the inside edge of your eyebrows. Line the stick on the inner edge of your eyebrow to the outer edge of your nose. Using your pencil, mark the highest inner corner of your eyebrow.
2.  Get the outer edge. Line the stick from the outer edge of the eyebrows to the edge of your lips. Mark the outer corner of your eyebrows.
3.  Get the arch. Line the stick on the edge of the iris to the outer corner of your lips. Hold the stick perpendicular to your eyebrow then mark the highest spot.

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Shape Your Eyebrows

Following the marks, fill in your eyebrows with eyebrow pencil from inner part outward. Brush your eyebrow upward then trim or pluck the excess hair. Check your eyebrows then fill in again the bold spots. Apply clear mascara. Voila! Beautiful eyebrows that perfectly match your face.

Invest in Good Tools

Some tools you will need are pointed or angled tweezers, eyebrow comb or brush, eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder (can be applied using a hard angled brush), clear mascara.

Avoid plucking your eyebrows too much as it will be harder for you to maintain them.

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17 thoughts on “Shaping Your Eyebrows

  1. woww so this is how we do to make our perfect eyebrows. huh, i tend to pluck all my eyebrow hair and draw it with a pencil just like that. i tell you, it’s not an easy thing to do… sometimes i go out with crooked eyebrows lol or if i do it quite right, it would take me at least a minute each brow to draw it… will try to do this simple steps and see if i can draw my eyebrows correctly.

  2. I have seen this illustration before on how to correctly shape the eyebrows, but man! My eyebrows are not the blessed eyebrows in the world. They were out of shape when I was little. My friends used to tease me with how unshapely my eyebrows were. hahaha.. Still are! Anyway, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. shaping my eyebrows is a challenge for me because I have very stubborn eyebrows..so I have to go to the salon to have it thread/shaped.

  4. I have read this in one of my beauty books. You remind me to do trim my eyebrows. How I wish that plucking does not hurt. It gives me tears and red marks after. Being a woman is not easy 🙂

  5. Everytime I go to a salon and have eyebrow threading I always get the compliment of having a nicely-shaped eyebrows. They always say it is easy to do because they just have to trim them and they don’t need to be “shaped”. I am sad because I can’t give justice to my eyebrows whenever I trim them. They have lost their shapes. Thanks for these tips though I know I can’t do it properly. haha!

  6. I’ve seen this being demonstrated somewhere 🙂 It’s really good to know as I really don’t have any idea how to shape my eyebrow 🙂

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