Okay, let's be honest: You could easily spend an entire lifetime perfecting your brows. (And when we say "your" brows, we mean yours.) There are so many options out there, from pencils to powders to waxes and gels and all of them promise the same thing: perfectly sculpted arches that will leave you looking like your favorite celeb. But achieving that look doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, it's rather simple! We're going to show you how easy it is to get gorgeous brows without breaking the bank on expensive products or spending hours poring over YouTube tutorials. So grab your tweezers, magnifying mirror and some concealer because we've got something really fun planned for today!
Start With A Clean Slate
- Use a makeup remover to get rid of any lingering makeup.
- If you wear eyeliner and mascara, remove them with a cotton swab or pad soaked in eye makeup remover.
- Use a cleansing oil to remove face makeup (like foundation and blush) and then wash your face with a gentle cleanser if needed.
- Rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry with a towel, and apply toner if desired, it helps balance out skin tone by removing excess oil from pores so that your pores aren't clogged when you apply your brow products later on!
Know The Shape Of Your Brows
Knowing the shape of your brows is important. It helps you to achieve the perfect shape, thickness and arch.
You can find out what shape your brows are by looking at them in a mirror and tracing their outline with a pencil or pen. Once you have done this, compare it with our guide below:
- Square - Your eyebrow arches straight across without any curves at all (think Julia Roberts).
- Round - Your eyebrow arches down at both ends so that there is no gap between them when they meet in the middle (think Jennifer Aniston).
Don't Be Afraid To Go Bushier Than Usual
If you're looking to go bold, this is the perfect time. The key is making sure that both sides of your brows are symmetrical and even. If one side is thicker than the other, it can look a little off-putting.
Don't be afraid to go bushier than usual--it'll give your face more definition and make you look more awake! Just don't overpluck them; otherwise, they'll grow back patchy and unevenly shaped (and we all know how awful those '90s brows were).
The Secret To Your Perfect Shape? A Spoolie Brush
The spoolie brush is a great tool for cleaning up stray hairs and blending in concealer, but it can also be used to fill in sparse spots. And if you're looking to create the illusion of more hair on your brows, a spoolie brush will help with that too!
Get Rid Of Stray Hairs With Tweezers And A Magnifying Mirror
If you're having trouble seeing the hairs, use a magnifying mirror. It will help you see them better and allow you to tweeze them more easily.
Use tweezers to pluck out stray hairs that are longer than 1/8 inch (3 mm), but don't go overboard! If you pull out too many hairs at once, it can leave your brows looking patchy and unkempt--and no one wants that!
Choose The Right Tools For Shaping, Like A Fine-Tipped Comb or Eyebrow Scissors
Once you've figured out the shape of your brows and drawn them on, it's time to get shaping. You can use a few different tools for this: eyebrow scissors, an eyebrow comb (like the kind used by makeup artists), or even just a regular comb or brush.
- Use an eyebrow comb to clean up stray hairs around your face, particularly if they fall outside of the line you've drawn on.
- Use eyebrow scissors if they're available and not too expensive; they're great at trimming stray hairs without damaging them too much. This is especially helpful at the start of your journey toward perfecting your brows because it allows you more control over exactly how much hair is removed from each individual spot where there might be some extra growth! Just remember not to overdo it--you want those arches high enough so that when people look at them side-on their eyes won't cross!
- Finally (and most importantly), make sure that whatever tool(s) you choose are sharp enough for precision work like this one; nothing will ruin someone's day faster than having half-formed arches where only one end looks good while another part looks like something outta Freddy Krueger's nightmares.
Use Concealer To Fill In Sparse Spots And Create The Illusion Of More Hair On Your Brows
- Use a concealer that matches your skin tone.
- Apply the concealer with a brush, and use only a small amount.
- Don't rub the concealer in; just dab it on.
You Don't Have To Spend A Lot Of Time Cleaning Up Stray Hairs!
A spoolie brush is the perfect tool for brushing out brows and evening them out. You can also use concealer on the tail end of your eyebrow where it's sparse, but don't overdo it: you want to draw attention to your beautiful brows, not hide them behind layers of makeup! If you're worried about making a mistake with tweezers or scissors, choose tools that are as fine-tipped as possible so you can get precise results without damaging your precious eyebrows.
If you follow these easy steps, we promise you'll have the perfect brows in no time. You don't need expensive products or tools, just a little bit of patience and know-how. Remember that eyebrows are like snowflakes: no two pairs are exactly alike! So don't get discouraged if yours don't look exactly like ours; instead, focus on creating your own unique shape by following our tips above.