5 Easy Steps to Properly Shape and Shadow Your Eyebrows

Posted Monday January 21, 2013 9:59 AM GMT

A properly shaped brow can work wonders for your face — some say it's a natural facelift. A perfect arch draws attention to your peepers and also helps to complement the curves of your face, allowing it to appear framed and structured.

However, if you don’t fill in your brows properly, you’ll end up looking extremely awkward — and no one wants that.

Unless you were born with naturally thick, Keira Knightley-esque brows, check out our tips on how to ensure you’ll get the optimal shape each and every time.

What you’ll need:
- Eyebrow powder or a pencil
- Tweezers
- Eyebrow brush
- Translucent powder

How to:
1. Create your shape
- The very beginning of your brow should align itself with the inner-most part of your eye and the outer-most part of your nose (refer to line A in the diagram).
- The arch of your brow should be three-quarters of the way back from the front of your brow (refer to line B in the diagram).
- The tail of your brow should taper off from there, following the natural angle of your eye (refer to line C in the diagram).

2. Lift brows up and down
- After creating your shape, use a brow brush to lift the hairs up and out. This will make your eyes look larger and wide-awake!

3. Tweeze stray hairs
- Now remove any stray hairs with a set of tweezers. Only pluck away the ones underneath your brow — not above it. You don’t want to mess with your arch.

4. Align your brows
- Make sure the start of your brow lines up with the very end of it as well (refer to line D in the diagram).

The finishing touch
- To set your brow pencil/powder, lightly brush some translucent powder over top. You can also apply eyebrow gel to achieve a firmer hold.

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