There is no better way to brighten your face, enhance the eyes and bring about an overall balance to your facial features like the right shape of eyebrows. Eyebrows vary from thick to thin and everything in between, which requires the proper grooming to thin or thicken them. Then want to know how to shape eyebrows? It doesn't have to be complex. Just read this article to learn how you can master the shape of your eyebrows.


Decide where you want inner brow to start

To determine where you want your eyebrow to start, you will need to decide if you want your brows closer together or further apart. Use a ruler or eyebrow pencil to assist you. Place the ruler or pencil in front of your face vertically. For brows further apart, align the ruler or pencil on the edge of your nose and the inside of your eye, for further apart brows, line up the septum. Mark the spot on your eyebrow with an eyebrow pencil.


Find your arch

Use the ruler or pencil line up the outer edge of your nose and the outer edge of your pupil. You want to ensure you look straight ahead and mark the spot on your eyebrow.


Find where your brow should end

How to shape eyebrows for the end? Using the ruler or pencil again, line up the outer edge of the nose and the outer edge of your eye. Using an eyebrow pencil mark where your eyebrow should end.


Consider face shape

The shape of your face can help you determine how you should shape your brows as well. 

  • If you have a round face, you want to try to end the outer brow closer to the top of the ear and create a more angled brow. Keeping a higher arch when you have a round face shape will bring out more definition to your facial features. 

  • People with square faces should keep the end of the outer brow more towards the center of the ear to create a more rounded brow. 

  • If you have a longer face, it is better to reduce the arch to keep the brow more straight and end the brow slightly above the ear. You should also extend the ends of the brows just slightly past the corner of the eyes. 

  • If you have an oval face, you can keep the balanced look you already have by ending the outer brow more towards the lobe of the ear. 

  • Heart-shaped faces should avoid creating bigger bolder brows. You don't want to thin out the brows, but you want to make sure your eyebrows are well maintained and tightly balanced.


Determine the thickness of the brow

Eyebrows should be around a quarter to half an inch thick. Use an eyebrow pencil to begin drawing along the bottom edge of the brow line. You want to be sure to keep the shape as natural as possible, which means you'll need to draw with the natural curvature of the eyebrows.


Plucking or tweezing

This most likely includes some amount of plucking. You want to remove any of the stray hairs that are below the lines you have drawn or outside of the marks to shorten the brows. If the process is too painful for you, try to hold a piece of ice on the brows before plucking, this should help numb the area.


Cooling gel

How to shape eyebrows isn't just about filling in a drawing, you want to ensure that the skin doesn't become irritated with all the plucking and shaping. To reduce skin irritations and keep the pores tight around your brows, be sure to apply a cooling gel to the area immediately after plucking.


Brow brush

To help keep your brow hairs in place, use a brow brush. You want to brush the hairs upwards when you reach the arch and then brush the rest towards the end of your eyes.


Fuller brows

To get a fuller look or to simply fill in any sparse areas, use a brow filler to feather in your brows. Choose a shade that is close to you natural brow color and then comb the brows with a brow brush. To help choose the right filler and color, keep the following tips in mind.

Choosing the right filler:

  • Powders. Eyebrow powers are a great option if you want to fill the brow in subtly. A matte powder can be applied with a wedge brush in light strokes. For the underneath of the brows, apply a little more pressure to define the shape more.

  • Pencils. For more precise brows, you want to choose a brow pencil that is smooth, soft and offers a light texture with a dry finish. Pencils can be used to help fill in areas by using quick feather like strokes.

  • Creams and pomades. If you eyebrows are already thick, you want to go with a cream or pomades. Use these to help tame your brows and gain more control over them. Be careful when using these since they tend to go on heavier. Apply with an angled brush for easier application.

Choosing the right color:

How to shape eyebrows perfectly has a relationship with the color filler you choose. Typically you want the filler color to either match your natural brow color or be a shade lighter. If, however, you already have light eyebrows that are pale blonde, it is better to choose a color that is a shade or two darker or go with a tinted brow gel. If you have red hair, stick with a more auburn color filler.


Space out your tweezing

You want your brows to be able to grow in naturally which requires you to avoid tweezing them for at least six weeks after doing it once.


You can also watch the video below to learn how. 


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