If you struggle with how to do your eyebrows, you are not alone. Shaping eyebrows can be difficult as you try to look in the mirror and create the right brow shapes.
Whether you have a round face, or the shape of your face is more oval, deciding on the right shape of your eyebrows is important. This ultimate guide is designed to make eyebrow shaping easier for you so that you can look your best every day!
Step 1: Determine Your Eyebrow Shape
Eyebrow shapes vary, and determining them depends on several factors. Eyebrows can be thin, thick, or somewhere in between. You may need to let your brows grow out for several weeks so that you can get a better idea of how your eyebrows are shaped naturally.
Once you’ve determined your natural shape, decide on the look you are trying to achieve through your shaping. Do some research on your favorite celebrities or people with a similar face shape to yours.
Step 2: Determine Your Brow Color
Your eyebrow color matters because you will use products that match or enhance your current eyebrow color when you follow eyebrow shaping tips. Your eyebrow color is usually the color of your hair, but is sometimes darker or lighter.
Once you determine your eyebrow color, you'll have to decide what look you are going for in order to find the right products to use. For a softer look, you'll want brow products that are slightly lighter than your hair color. For brows that stand out, you'll go with a slightly darker shade. Try a universal brow pencil, like No Bare Brows, to ensure the perfect match for your brows!
Step 3: Mark Your Starting and End Points
Lightly mark where you want your eyebrows to start and where you want them to end. This provides you with a basic guideline on where to color in your brows. Use an eyebrow pencil to mark the areas, and make sure that your eyebrows are even.
To identify the starting points of your eyebrows, use an eyebrow pencil to measure where your eyebrow should end. Place one end of the pencil on your nose, running it along the outer edge of your eye. Your eyebrows should reach close to the pencil. Do the same with the eyebrow pencil and the inside of your eye. This is where your eyebrow should end on the inner portion of your forehead.
Step 4: Brush Your Eyebrows Into Place
Using an eyebrow brush, brush your eyebrows into the shape that you want. While you may have some areas with thin hair, brushing the eyebrows you have into shape will help you figure out where to use fill in products. If you have eyebrow hairs that are very curly and won't brush into place, you might have to trim or even pluck these eyebrows to get them out of the way.
Consider the various shapes you can create with your eyebrows, and don't be afraid to try a new shape. If you are new to shaping your eyebrows, go with a slight arch to see what it looks like. Try out various shapes with an eyebrow pencil, and only commit to plucking once you decide on a shape that you like.
Step 5: Fill In Your Brows
Eyebrow shaping involves filling in the brows once you have determined an outline for your eyebrows. Using an eyebrow pencil, fill in the spaces between your end points, taking care to follow the shape of your brows you just created with your eyebrow brush. If this is your first time trying to shape your eyebrows, take your time. If you fill in your brows and you make a mistake, you may need to wash your face completely and start over.
Learning how to fill in your brows takes time and experience. Pay attention to the shape you are creating, and make sure that the products you are using aren't too light or too dark for your face. Play around with different colored eye brow pencils that are close to your natural hair color to see what you like the best on your eyebrows.
Step 6: Apply Wax to Set the Shape
Once you have the desired shape for your eyebrows and you have filled them in with an eyebrow pencil, you’re ready to set the shape. When you want the shape of your eyebrows to last all day, you'll need to apply wax to your eyebrows so that they stay in place. Brow wax is used by placing a small bit on the applicator and spreading it along your eyebrows. Follow the shape you have already created with your eyebrows to set your eyebrows with the brow wax.
Step 7: Brush Brows into Place (Again!)
After applying a light wax on your eyebrows, it's time to brush your brows one more time to make sure they are in the exact shape that you want them. Using the cap of the eyebrow brush, brush your brows into place. Look over the brows carefully to see if they are the shape you wanted.
If you aren't happy with how your brows came out, you may need to start the process over. Focus on the colors you use, the wax and the brow brushing. If you do too much plucking, you won't have enough hair to work with to get your brows into the right shape. Pay attention to the shape of your eyes, and the length you set for your eyebrows.
When you want the best looking eyebrows, it's important to give yourself a natural look. Pay attention to the shape of your brows, and the thickness. Make sure that you don't spend too much time plucking, as this can result in too much hair being lost. Take the time to measure the distance from your nose, along the edge of your eye, to the end of your eyebrow on both sides of your face to ensure that your eyebrows are even.
If you’re looking to try a new all-in-one eyebrow shaping kit, test out our No Bare Brows 4 in 1 universal brow fix from Know Cosmetics. Our product offers a universal brow pencil, taming wax, brush, and sharpener—all in one!