Having perfectly shaped eyebrows is essential for women of all ages in order to look polished, youthful and bright eyed at any time of day or night. With a few simple steps anyone can achieve model worthy eyebrows that look natural yet professionally done.
How you shape your eyebrows will greatly depend on the natural thickness and length of your brows as well as the shape of your face, however, there are some general rules of thumb that we can all follow in order to get great brows.
The first thing that you want to do is invest in a good pair of tweezers. Tweezerman makes an excellent collection of tweezers in several styles and sizes, and in the lower price ranges, Revlon also makes a couple of great tweezers that are easy to use. Once you have your tweezers and are ready to use them, stand in front of a well lit mirror. If you can use natural light, then all the better. Natural light will show even the lightest stray eyebrow hairs that you may miss if under flourescent or other lights.
When you are looking at your face in the mirror, have a pencil handy. An eyebrow pencil or even your toothbrush will work if a pencil is not conveniently available. You want to place the pencil vertically to the side of your nose and up towards the starting point of your eyebrow. Do this on both sides. If your eyebrow naturally starts where the pencil is laying then you are good to go ahead with the next step. If your eyebrows tend to creep past the pencil and towards the top of your nose, you will want to pluck those hairs in order to avoid a monobrow look. Make sure to repeat this on both sides.
You then want to take the pencil and angle it so that it meets the outer corner of your eye. This is where your eyebrow should end. If your eyebrow overextends this, you will want to remove those hairs. If your eyebrow is shorter then this, use a soft eyebrow pencil or powder in a shade that matches your natural brow color to extend your eyebrows out until they reach the end of the pencil. If you are still uncomfortable and unease in using pencils for your brows, you can check some of the tutorials at microblading in Brooklyn NY. This will help you to learn essential things about the proper ways on how you can get your brows done.
Once you have perfected the length of your eyebrows, you will want to work on the curve, or arch of your brows. Beautifully and naturally arched brows will open your eyes and give you a wide awake and youthful look. Overplucking the arch can leave you looking unnatural and severe. The arch of your eyebrow should optimally fall over the back third of your eye. If you have stray hairs in this area, then you’ll want to remove them with your tweezers.
The line of the eyebrow from where it begins to where it starts to arch should be straight, so you will want to leave that area virtually untouched. The arch of your brow should never start where your eyebrows begin. This type of immediate arching looks completely contrived and unnatural. Another important tip is In order to avoid flattening the way your eyebrows look, try to avoid plucking hairs that are on the tops of your eyebrows, unless you have some unruly strays.
With these few, simple, tips you can achieve red carpet ready eyebrows in a matter of minutes. Eyebrows are frames for your eyes and can change your look dramatically. Make sure that the dramatic change is a good one by knowing how to keep those brows in line!