Superstar Brow Shaping Tips
While many women are great fans of waxing or threading their eyebrows, skin care experts advise against it, because it tug and pull at the delicate skin of the eyelid area. Additionally, tweezing offers much more precision.
Shaping Your Brows
Use some slanted tweezers and an eye pencil to follow this tutorial.
Step 1: Brow Measurement Guide
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Now that you know how to create guidelines, go ahead and fill them in.
Step 2: Fill In Your Brows
Use a slanted brow pencil, holding it at a perpendicular angle, to fill in your eyebrows before you start plucking.
Step 3: Brush Your Brows Upward
Once you have drawn the desired shape for your eyebrows, you can use a spoolie brush to coax the tiny hairs up to create volume and lift.
Step 4: Tweeze Any Stray Eyebrow Hairs
After shaping, filling and brushing, you can use slant-tipped tweezers to remove any unwanted follicles. Sonia Vucetaj suggests that, unless you're a professional beautician, you only tweeze hairs from underneath the brow and not above. The reason for this is that accidentally tweezing into the arch will bring the brow down instead of up.
Step 5: Trim Any Excess Hairs
Using your spoolie brush, comb your brow hairs in an upward angled direction. If there are any stray hairs, you can sparingly snip them away.
However, experts caution that this method should only be used if it is absolutely necessary.
Once you have completed the process with one eye, retrace the steps on the other side, creating a mirrored effect. Use some translucent powder over the arches to soak up your skin's natural oils and to set the brow pencil. This will ensure that your brows will look freshly groomed.
MORE Superstar Brow Tips
- Soften the sensitive area around your eyes first before you start tweezing by dabbing them with a cotton ball that was soaked in warm water or eye cream.
- Always tweeze in the direction of hair growth.
- Unruly brows? Use an old toothbrush, with a squirt of hairspray and brush it in an upward-outward direction.