How to Shape the Perfect Eyebrows

Update:2016-12-21

A perfectly shaped eyebrow starts at the inner corner of your eyes and ends just a bit outside of the outer corner of your eye. If you hold a pencil against the side of your nose to the outer corner of your eye, the tail of your eyebrow should end on the pencil. The arch of your eyebrow should be located just outside of your iris.

Achieving a perfectly shaped eyebrow can be difficult especially if you have coarse, long, or sparse eyebrow hairs. One wrong plucked hair could leave a bald spot or patch on your brows that will take months to fill depending upon the rate of your eyebrow growth. Here are some eyebrow makeup tips that you can easily learn and follow

Eyebrow Filling

Eyebrow filling is a neat trick to know when you are doing eyebrow makeup. Simply brush your eyebrows downwards with a dry mascara wand, or an eyebrow shaper if you have access to it.

Accentuate the arch by using an eyebrow pencil to sketch in a line by the upper edges of your eyebrow. Then comb both of your eyebrows up and out.

If you have over tweezed your brows, just use your eyebrow shaper brush to brush all the hair to the direction of the growth and dust any patches that can still be seen with powder. Do not add to the top or the bottom, and there you have it, your perfectly filed eyebrows.

Get Perfect Eyebrows

Use your eyebrow shaper to brush the brows upwards. Then trim any excessive hair growing at the top of your natural arch. Make sure that you do not take too much out of the ends or you will leave a visible bald spot on your brows.

Fill in any areas which have less hair with a sharp brow pencil. Use quick, deft strokes to draw in the hair. If your brows are very thin, use brow powder to define them and to give them a more natural look.

Use the brow brush to sweep the powder up and outwards over your eyebrows. If this is the first time you are working with your brows, try getting your hands on a tinted brow gel which is the perfect eyebrow makeup for keeping brows in place.

Coat the gel upward and outwards and finally wipe off any excess gel and leave it to set. When it gets set, you will be left with a pair of gorgeous, perfectly defined eyebrows.

Some Things to Remember about Eyebrow Makeup

There are so many products today designed to help you keep your brows in shape. There are eyebrow masks, stencils, and fillers. With so many options in eyebrow makeup, there is absolutely no excuse for having unsightly eyebrows in this day and age.

Finally, once you've achieved the perfect shape, keep your eyebrows tidy with eyebrow gel, eyebrow wax, eyebrow pencil, or hairspray.