Having the perfect eyebrows will not only bring out your face shape but will determine how your makeup turns out.
Without wasting time, today I'm going to be teaching you how to shape your eyebrows the right way. We are also going to be talking about the dos and don't to getting a perfect finish and professional look.
Step 1: Leave Them Alone
Far from the over-groomed, over-shorn arches of so many Instagram stars, this boyish brow calls for more hair, not less. Streicher recommends letting brows grow out for six to eight weeks to reach their full potential." The longer, the better as that lets you see your natural shape."
Step 2: Find a Laid-Back Shape
Remember to bolder is better. Find the beginning of your brows by holding a brow pencil vertically at the middle of each nostril and then mark that spot for later reference. Pivot the pencil to the outside of your iris to find your arch, and again make a mark. To find the tail end of your arch, swing the pencil until it grazes the outer corner of your eye and make pencil on it.
Step 3: Snip, Snip
Give your brows a trim while repeating that a fore mentioned mantra. You want to cut down the long hairs without giving brows a too-close crop. The best plan of attack? "Brush hair up with spoolie and one hair at a time trim only the very long hairs.
Step 4: Calm Down
To prep for plucking, it recommends gently massaging a generous amount of your favorite facial oil onto the brow bone. "This will lubricate your skin and hair follicle, prevent hair from breaking, and take the edge off the skin's sensitivity from tweezing.
Step 5: Clean It Up
For brows that don't look too considered, you need to give up the wax and pick up a set of tweezers. Repeat this mantra: Less is more. To get the most painless pluck, "tweeze hairs in direction of hair growth while holding the skin taut. Always use natural day light and do not use a magnifying mirror.
Start by plucking any stray hairs beneath the two dots at the beginning of your brows. (Remember a bit of business is what makes a great boyish brow so baby hairs that fall within your natural shape should stay-put.) Then do the same with strays beneath your arch and beyond the end of the tail. To prevent over doing it, it recommends "tweezing a few hairs.
Step 6: Get the Red Out
Plucking can really piss off your skin so be sure to immediately "calm any irritation and tighten pores, by applying a cooling gel.
Step 7: Fake a Fuller Finish
If you have some sparse spots, you can fake a bolder brow by using a brow pencil to feather in some "hairs" in a shade that matches your natural brow color on those areas and then combing through with a clear brow gel.
Step 8: Hands Off
Keep the tweezers away for at least six weeks. Then you can go ahead and repeat steps two through six.