No matter what your age, face shape, or color, you should never underestimate the impact of your brows.
Eyebrows can really make or break your appearance, thus affecting whether or not you pass off as a genetic woman.
Depending on how ‘manly’ your brows are, you may want to consult a professional to get the perfect shape. You can then try to hold the shape yourself, using regular tweezers.
Although brow shapes come and go, the basics of shaping generally remain the same. So I would like to offer you some tips to help you create the perfect eyebrows by yourself.
The most flattering brow shape for most women is a long, gently rounded brow with a gentle arch, tapering to a point at the end.
Whether your brows are rounded, straight, or thick, you can use the following guidelines to create the perfect shape.
First, stand in front of a good mirror with a lot of light. I also suggest prepping the area with a warm, wet washcloth (just like you would before shaving) as this opens up the pores and helps make it a bit more comfortable. I’m not going to pretend it doesn’t hurt, it does, especially the first time! Exactly how much depends on your pain threshold – mine isn’t too great, so I usually have to take it easy!
Now try to visualize an imaginary straight line from the base of your nose to your eyebrow (you can use a pencil if it helps). Ideally, this is where the brow should start.
Then imagine the line (or hold the pencil) slanted through the center of the eye, to the right of the pupil. This is where the bow should be.
Finally, hold the pencil so that it is aligned with the outer corner of your eye. This is where your eyebrow should end.
To make it a little easier, you can use a white eyeliner pencil to mark the relevant spots and highlight the hairs you want to remove.
Pinch all excess hair, working from under the brow to even out and clean the line. If your natural brow doesn’t reach the outer corner, simply use a sharp brow pencil to draw a thin, delicate line.
To raise the arch of your brow a little higher, pluck the hairs just below the point where you want the arch to be higher.
Once your brows reach a certain length, they start to lose pigmentation at the tips. If you have naturally long or bushy eyebrows, try to keep them nice and trimmed to ensure they stay neat and avoid any undue attention. Using small manicure scissors, comb your eyebrows up and trim any excess that goes beyond your natural hairline. Then comb them and do the same.
Finally, to ensure you get a great result every time, make sure you have the right tools for the job. A good set of tweezers is a must.