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Beauty Boy: Eyebrows: The bold and the beautiful

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Following these guidelines will lead you to beautifully shaped brows in no time.


Joshua R. Waller | Interrobang | Lifestyles | March 2nd, 2015



Eyebrows are an important feature, as they frame the face and can completely change the expression and look of your face depending on their shape. However, eyebrows can be overlooked for the simple fact that they can be difficult to shape or fill. Not to fear, because there are a few tips and tricks that will make your life a lot easier and will allow you to keep your brow game strong.

The first and most important thing to keep in mind is that eyebrows are sisters not twins – they will never look identical so don’t bother wasting time to make them look exactly the same. You still want them to look related.

The best and easiest way to shape your eyebrows is by lining up a pencil or makeup brush vertically, beside the bridge of your nose. This is where your eyebrows should begin. Next, angle your brush towards your iris, as this will be where the arch of the eyebrow should be. Lastly, angle your brush further towards the end of your eye, which will be where your eyebrows should end.

Once you get that guideline, you need to determine how thick you want your eyebrows to be – always keep your face shape in mind and never over-tweeze. Using a brow pencil, draw a line along the bottom of your eyebrow and start to tweeze any hairs that fall below the line. Repeat the step for the top of your brows and again, making sure you don’t over tweeze, or they will start to flatten and lose their shape.

To keep your brows looking even more groomed, use small scissors and a clean mascara wand – lifts the brow hair – to trim any long, unruly hairs. Once that is complete your brows are ready for makeup.

There are numerous makeup products that can be used to fill in your eyebrows, such as pencils, powders and gels, which all work well depending on what look you want to achieve. If you want a more defined look, a pencil is your best option. If you want a bolder look or have some patches that need to be filled in, a powder works wonders. If you prefer a more natural look, brow gels are excellent for adding a bit of colour and holding the shape of the brow.

Eyebrows are an extremely important feature on the face and can really make or break your look. If you remember the key points – they are sisters not twins and to never over tweeze – it will make shaping your eyebrow much easier. Follow these tips, and you will for sure have brows that are on-point.
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