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 eyebrows 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.