5 easy steps to shaping perfect brows

Perfectly groomed eyebrows balance your features and frame your eyes. But before you start plucking in the wrong place, you need a plan. Don’t know where to start? Our editors are here to help! Read on their tips on how to achieve the perfect eyebrows.

Posted on 6/26/2014 9:20:18 AM

Try these 5 pro beauty tips and take your face shape into account. Those tips will show you where to start, arch, and end your brows, so you can get the same look you'd get in a salon, minus the appointment.

1. Don’t overpluck. Or in other words - put down the tweezers. Since fuller, thicker brows are in style, you can spend much less time with the tweezers.

2. Grow enhancers. As we’ve already said, getting gorgeous eyebrows isn't just about tweezing––sometimes it's about growing. If you have overtweezed them, there are eyebrow growth enhancers, which can help your eyebrows grow back faster. Most makeup artists also recommend massaging of various products (aloe vera, pure coconut oil, etc.) on your eyebrows after you have removed all the makeup. You could also try rubbing egg yolk, lemon slice and other natural products, which help in eyebrow growth.

3. Know Your Arch Limits. You can do this easily with a pencil for guidance. Your brows should begin directly above your tear duct, peak in line with the outer side of your iris, and end at a point 

that falls 45 degrees from the outer corner of your eye. Be careful not to arch your brows too high or they'll look unnatural.

4. Now tweeze carefully. Once you've determined how your brows should curve, outline your ideal arch using a soft, creamy brow pencil. Then remove only the hairs that fall above or below your self-made stencil.

5. Fill in your brows. For that purpose you can use an eyebrow pencil in a shade close to your brows. Make light strokes in the direction that your hair grows to help fill out your look. It is very important not to create an arch where there isn't one, or try to lengthen your brows with a pencil. Let’s be honest - it’s too obvious that you drew extra parts and it doesn’t look very classy. For the perfect look you could also use brow comp so that no hairs are poking up in the wrong direction. If you want to prevent your eyebrows from getting messy, apply brow gel. Now you’re ready to rock! 

We’ve missed something? Tell us your personal tips and tricks for getting the perfect eyebrows in the comments below.

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