How now, Eyebrow!

They say the eyebrows are the character of the face, and I’d have to agree in all honesty. It’s one of those things, like a good foundation, and a perfect lipstick colour- Once you get it right, you can’t go wrong.

When I look at someone’s face, I like to create as much symmetry as possible using makeup- Making sure the eyebrows are even and full is something that I think we all strive for.

First, it’s important to know where your brows should start and where they should end, it makes filling them in much easier and you’ll know to get them waxed/threaded beyond those points.

See below;


The beginning of your brow should never start anywhere further then the corner of your inner eye spanding upwards. (Make sure that if you are filling them in with a pencil, or an eyebrow gel, that you mark this point on both eyes before going any further, especially if your brows are naturally shorter).

Your eyebrow will always have a natural arch, but this isn’t necessarily where it should be. As you can see from above, the arch should be about ¾ of the way along the brow from the starting point. If your arch is in the centre of the eye, or near the end- make note and correct this.  Lastly, your arch should always curve; it should never be sharp or too harsh.

The end of eyebrow should align with the side of your nostril and the outer corner of your eye. Any further than this and your face will lose a lot of natural shape. That extra hair is unnecessary, and the sooner you get rid of it, the easier your eyebrows will be to tame and manipulate.

Some good brow tips;

  • Before you do any plucking, brush through the brows will an old mascara wand (without any product obviously) a toothbrush- or a similar eyebrow brush.
  • Never over tweeze, take your time and go slowly with a close mirror.
  • To create the illusion of hair, use an angle brush and an eyeshadow that is an identical colour to your natural brow. Small brush strokes upwards will give you the same effect.
  • Set the brows with either clear mascara, or a brow gel- It darkens and sharpens, as well as keeping them in place all day.
  • Make sure that if you have naturally small features that you don’t go overboard with the brow shape. Make sure that your brows don’t overshadow your features; you don’t want to look like a clown. Work with your naturally beautiful self.
  • Lastly, remember that the brows aren’t twins- they are sisters. One may be more stubborn than the other; you won’t be able to change this. Just do what you can with what you have and work with the natural angle of the hair.

Once you recognise where you’re going wrong brow wise- you’ll really notice the difference.




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