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A well-shaped eyebrow is almost as good as an eye lift! Learn eyebrow shaping tips and techniques in these Howcast eyebrow tutorials.
You Will Need
- A mirror
- A round brow brush
- Small scissors
- A brow pencil that is at least 6" long
- A good pair of tweezers with excellent tension
- And makeup remover
- An ice cube
Using makeup remover, remove any cosmetics from your eyes and eyebrows.
Look into mirror
Look at yourself in a mirror that’s well lit and preferably magnified.
Brush your eyebrow hair down using the round brow brush and cut the hairs that extend below the natural brow shape.
Place a brow pencil vertically against one side of your nose. Mark where the point hits the inner side of your eyebrow, which is where your eyebrow should begin.
From the side of your nose, swing the top end of the brow pencil diagonally until it’s aligned with the outer corner of your eye. Mark where the inside of the pencil hits your brow, which is where your eyebrow should end.
Look straight forward and swing the top end of the pencil in slightly until it’s aligned with the outside of your iris, the colored part of your eye. Mark where the inside of the pencil hits your brow, which should be the top of your brow arch.
Mark other brow
Move the pencil to the other side of your nose and repeat, marking where your brow should begin, end, and arch.
Draw ideal shape
Draw in the shape of your ideal eyebrows with a brow pencil, using the guiding points you just marked.
Carefully pluck out the eyebrow hairs from the inner and outer corners of one eye that do not fall within your ideal eyebrow shape. Grasp them close to the root and pull in the direction that the hair grows.
Pluck hairs from the underside of your brow to thin and arch it. Don’t bother plucking from the top of the brow unless you have a very short forehead.
Repeat on other brow
Repeat on your other brow, taking care to match it to your shaped eyebrow.
Stop! Beware of overplucking—should you pull out too much, fill in with your brow pencil and don’t touch those tweezers until your eyebrows have grown back in.