One of the seemingly big mysteries in the beauty industry is how to shape your brows for your face. Where should the arch go? How thick is too thick? Do I follow the trends or go with what looks best on me? What color do I use to fill them in (oh, look, we’ve already covered this one!). In all honesty, your face is already the perfect canvas and shows you where and how to shape your brows. If you’re a big reader, I’m breaking it down below. If not, I recently did a video on this very subject and you can find that at the bottom of the post!
Let’s get started with shaping:
Defining and shaping your brows can come a few different ways. You can do this by having a professional shape them for you, through tweezing or through makeup. I show you below the makeup part, so let’s get started with how to communicate with a professional what you’re looking for, or how to tweeze them yourself.
- There are 3 points of the brow you want to pay attention to:
- The front: closest to your nose
- The middle: where your arch is
- The tail: the very end of the brow where it tapers off
- THE FRONT: You want to make sure the front of the brow starts right where the corner of your eye meets. So you may need to clean up between your eyes for that defined shape
- THE MIDDLE: What you want to do with your arch (how big or small) is entirely up to you! However, the arch should start if you were to take a pencil from the bottom of your nose pointed through the middle of your eye at about a 45 degree angle. This part of the brow helps open those eyes up!
- THE TAIL: This part of the brow should end at the same place your eye comes to a close on the outside of your face.
Then, filling them in:
- Take a spoolie brush and brush your eyebrow hairs in an upward position from the center of your face to the edge
- Take an angled brush with your powder and start in the middle of the bottom of brow right at or slightly below where your hair starts to create a line and fill in sparse areas (never apply your first stroke at the center of your face because that is where we want the least product and your first stroke always has the most).
- With the same brush and without adding more product, then move to the front of your brow to define that bottom line as well.
- Still, with the same brush without adding more product, start to push the product up from the front of our brow line into the hair.
- Now is a good time to restock on that product; now you’re at the top of the brow towards the middle. Just like the beginning, start in the middle on the top of your brow and create that line along the top. This is a good place to lift your arch if you’d like or are sparse towards the middle of your brows.
- Bring the product down into the tail of your brows so that it aligns with the edge of your eyes.
- Go back with your spoolie brush and brush that hair and spread the product through your brows.
- If you’re looking for the next step and really define your brows, this is where you’ll take a concealer pencil on both the bottom and the top of your brows to blend.