How To Shape Eyebrows


July 13th, 2012 by Adore

Although you’d never expect it, well-kept eyebrows can transform your face and completely change the way you look.  Not only do eyebrows give extra definition to your eyes, but they also show huge amounts of expression, helping others to know whether you’re happy, sad, excited or otherwise.  For this reason, eyebrow shaping is extremely important, as well-shaped eyebrows can help you to look happy on an everyday basis, while poorly shaped eyebrows can depict a more angry or sad mood.  Although lots of women get their eyebrows tweezed or waxed professionally, with the knowledge of a few tips and tricks, you should be able to shape your eyebrows on your own at home.  Below are some steps to teach you how to shape eyebrows.  If you follow them carefully you can have the perfect looking brows.

  • Wash your face well with a gentle exfoliant to remove any left over makeup.  Once you have removed everything, use a washcloth to dry your skin and eyebrows.
  • Brush your eyebrows with a clean eyebrow brush to tame them into their usual position.
  • Sit in front of a clean, clear mirror and make sure you have a bright lamp over your head.  You may need to play around with the lamp for a while to find the perfect position.  If you have it in the wrong place, it can actually make you see the eyebrow hair less clearly.
  • When you’re eyebrow shaping at home we highly recommend using tweezers, as they are much easier to use on yourself than wax.  You will need a good pair of tweezers to ensure that you aren’t breaking off your eyebrow hair but instead pulling them out.
  • Before you begin eyebrow shaping, it’s important to find the shape that you would like.  You can draw your desired shape over your eyebrows with an eye pencil following two simple steps.  Firstly, find your natural arch by holding a long eye pencil parallel to the outer edge of your iris (the coloured part of your eye).  Where your pencil meets the eyebrow is where your arch will be.  This is the highest part of your eyebrow and you will need to tweeze any hair below this arch.  Mark this with a pencil so that you know where to pluck.  Secondly, you may need to remove some hair from between your eyebrows.  You can find where the brow begins by holding a pencil parallel to the side of your nose.  Where the pencil meets the eyebrow is where the brow shall begin, so tweeze any stray hair in between.
  • While you are eyebrow shaping, it’s important to stop every now and then to look at your eyebrows from a distance.  Take a few steps back from the mirror to see the overall shape you are creating.

So there you have the steps for how to shape eyebrows at home! If you follow these instructions carefully, you can have the perfect eyebrows without having to visit a beauty salon every few weeks. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start eyebrow shaping!