Essential Eyebrow Shaping Tip 1: Find out where your eyebrow begins and ends.
To find your brow’s starting point, all you need to do is hold a thin makeup brush against your nose. The point where the brush touches your brow is going to be your starting point. As for your brow’s end, tilt the same brush from your nose diagonally until it lands on a point at the corner of your eye.
Essential Eyebrow Shaping Tip 2: Use an eyebrow brush to smooth eyebrow hairs while tweezing or waxing your eyebrows.
This will ensure you don’t end up removing too much. Plus, keeping this brush will help you keep your eyebrows in shape even after they’re nice and clean.
Essential Eyebrow Shaping Tip 3: Use quality tools.
You won’t get quality unless you invest in it. So, if you’re looking for great eyebrows, make sure you choose a good pair of tweezers and/or excellent wax, these tools will pull out the hair easily and accurately.
Essential Eyebrow Shaping Tip 4: Keep your distance… from the mirror, that is!
If you want your eyebrows to look great, then one of the best tips to follow is not standing too close to the mirror. With some distance between you and your mirror, you’ll be able to create a balance between your eyebrows.
Essential Eyebrow Shaping Tip 5: Always choose the best shape for your eyebrows in order to complement your facial features.
This site will explain that set of eyebrow shaping tips more in detail later, so make sure to stick around.
Essential Eyebrow Shaping Tip 6: Use a warm towel on your eyebrows or start the shaping process after a hot bath.
Some tips suggest icing your skin before starting, but that practice is completely wrong. The cold will tighten your pores, and you’ll feel more pain.
Essential Eyebrow Shaping Tip 7: Never ever shave your eyebrows.
Most women who haven’t read eyebrow shaping tips end up using small razors to get their brows in shape. However, doing so will give them short-lived and uneven results. Stubble or razor cuts and burns are also disadvantages of this practice.
Before you start, comb through your eyebrows and look at their overall shape. Decide how much you want to alter their shape, whether you want to completely change them or just tidy them up a bit. Think about how they relate to your face, as a whole. If your face is very large, very thin eyebrows may look disproportionate. Similarly, if you have a heavy jaw, small brows could emphasise this, whereas well defined but slightly heavier brows could help to balance your face. Remember that eyebrows have a practical purpose too, they prevent sweat running into your eyes. Iggy Pop once famously shaved off his brows, and then nearly blinded himself while performing covered in glitter that ran into his eyes as the natural barrier had been removed.
It is generally better to under pluck than over pluck. You can always remove more hairs later if you think you would like thinner brows, but waiting for brow hair to grow back if you overdo it can be frustrating. You should also only remove hair from the underneath of the brow. If you have hairs in your brows that extend beyond where you would like the top of your brows to end, you can trim them with a pair of scissors. This way you can avoid the Denis Healy look without risk of over plucking!
Step 2: plan your brows
Set yourself targets and stick to them! Although you can have whatever shape brows you like, if you want to have classic, well-proportioned brows there is a simple technique you can use to determine where your brows should start and end, and where the arch should be.
Take a long handled make up brush, or something similarly long and thing, and hold it vertically against the side of your nose. Where it touches your brows is where your brows should end. Make a mark here with something like an eyeliner pencil (which will wash off afterward).