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Your ultimate guide to perfectly plucked brows

 

There’s no doubt that when it comes to framing your face, eyebrows are super important—which can make tweezing them yourself a little scary. They show expressions, complement your eyes, and can totally change the look of your face depending on how you shape ‘em. While everyone may have different natural brows, there are a few general rules of thumb that we can all follow to get the perfect shape. Follow this step-by-step guide and super helpful tips to get your best and most beautiful brows ever.

Step 1: Find your beginning

Take a pencil and place it vertically along your nose. The point on your brow where the pencil meets the brow is where they should begin. They should also be about one inch above the inner corner of your eye. Mark this starting point with white liner and pluck anything that falls outside of it and between the other brow.

Tip: The space between your eyebrows should be equal to, or a little wider than your eyes.

 

Step 2: Find your end

Find the end of your brow, extend the pencil diagonally from your nostril, following the outside edge of your eye toward the end of your brow. Where the inside of the pencil hits is where your eyebrow should end.

Tip: Careful not to extend the pencil too long. It can make your brows look like they are further apart than they actually are and make your nose look much wider!

Step 3: Map your lines

Take white eyeliner and draw your lines to determine your brow thickness (between a quarter inch and half inch). Follow the natural shape of your eyebrows top line, but draw the line above any strays on the bottom for a cleaner look.  

 

Tip: Do not over-tweeze! It’s better to have them a little thicker and longer than too thin and short—growing eyebrows back in is such a pain.

Step 4: Find your arch

Hold your pencil parallel to the outside edge of your iris (the colored part of the eye). Wherever the pencil meets the brow is generally where the highest part of your arch should be. Mark the point with a while pencil, then remove a row of hairs along the bottom, from your inner brow point to the peak point. After the peak, shape the tail.

Tip: Brush your brows and use some brow gel to finish them off so you don’t miss any stragglers.

Do you have any tips for tweezing your own brows? Share in the comments below.

Awesome tips courtesy of Boom Boom Brow Bar

 

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by Brittany Goers | 2/1/2016
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