Your eyebrows aren't really the first thing that people notice about you, but they are usually right above the first thing that people notice about you. Your eyebrows and the shape that they have can really flatter your appearance along with giving it a great balance. If you are someone that has very thick eyebrows or maybe you just have one eyebrow, it's time to learn how to separate them and thin them so that they look absolutely great! If you are interested in trying to better shape your either too thin or thick eyebrows, you don't need to look any further as here is a guide that will give you all of the information that you need to get the perfect brows you've always wanted.
Tips to shape your Eyebrows
1. Find a Straight Edge
The first step that you need to take is to find something that is very long and straight, such as an eyebrow or eyeliner pencil. This will help you find where your eyebrows are supposed to start! To start, you hold the straight edge on the outermost area of your nose all the way up to your eye, the inside area. Where your straightedge touches your eyebrow, that is where the end of it should be. You should then make some type of mark so you can follow that when you are shaping them. Any hair that is in front of this spot, towards the nose, should not be there. Don't forget to do the opposite eye!
2. Your Arch
You will now use the same method to find the arch in your eyebrow. Angle the straightedge that you used before so that it is lined up with your nose, just as before. Now, you will angle it so that it is lined up to meet with your iris. Keep your eyes and head focused on the mirror straight ahead of you. Wherever your straightedge meets with your eyebrows is where you should create the point for shaping.
3. Eyebrow End
You will now angle your straightedge so that it is still touching the same area of your nose where it has been the whole time. The straightedge should be reaching out all the way your eye. We aren't talking about the end of your eyelashes or the corner of it. It's more like the end of your eyebrow but don't let the straightedge leave your nose. This way, you can see where the end of your brow should really be. Mark this spot, just as you have been, with a pencil.
Now that you see all of the points of where your eyebrows should start, arch and end, you can shape them using your tweezers or even hot wax. Whatever the shape you choose for your eyebrows, it's important to be sure that they match and are completely even.
Tips for Tweezin
When you are tweezing your eyebrows, you will want pull in an upward direction. If you pull it out sideways, it will hurt a lot more than if you pull it out upward. You should also be sure that you are using the correct type of tweezers. The tweezing device that you use will have a lot to do with how well your eyebrows come out. You need to find ones that will get the very small stray hairs.
Filling Your Eyebrows?
Tweezing is not the only way to shape your brows, the method above can even be used to get more thick and full eyebrows. All you will need is an eyebrow pencil that matches the color of your eyebrows. You will then just color and fill in your eyebrows to shape them to match the dots that you made! Many people have very thin eyebrows that they wish to fill and make a bit larger only to add more life to their face.
What to Watch For
Take a look into a hand mirror, but look at the side of your head. You want to be sure that your eyebrows don't give off a “hook” appearance at the nose line inside of your brows. If you do have the hook, it will show that you made a mistake by making he inside of the beginning of your eyebrow too low. You can solve this problem with a bit of filling in until the hairs grow back in, just be careful not to make that mistake again. It isn't that noticeable when people look at you face to face, but it is very obvious when someone sees you from the side. You don't want to spend all this time trying to get the perfect eyebrows only to make a silly mistake such as that one, which is a mistake that every woman makes once or twice.
When you make any other type of mistake with your eyebrows, such as taking too much off of the top or the sides, don't immediately think that they aren't ruined! You can easily color in areas where you made a mistake with a pencil made for the eyebrows to solve any problem. Eyebrow hair grows in very quickly so it isn't something that you will need to fill in for a vey long amount of time.
Tip for Eyebrows and Age
Many have found that people of the age 30 or under look best when their arch is low and subtle. Women of the age 50 or older will have a much more flattering look when their eyebrows have a very strong arch. This doesn't mean that you have to follow this, as it really depends on the person and face shape. This is just what many studies have shown. You may look great with a strong arch in your eyebrow.
If you are trying to get the eyebrows that you have always dreamed of having , using the method above is one of the best ways to find out what your eyebrows should really be shaped like. Be very gentle and careful when you are shaping, whether you are filling in or you are plucking them out. It is okay to spend a little extra time making sure that you are doing it correctly.