Having the most perfectly groomed and amazing looking brows are the envy of everyone. Here we’re going to give you the ultimate guide on getting those perfect arches.
Waxing, Threading or Plucking
A great way to get those neat brows and much less painful than threading is waxing. You can do this at home if you’re confident enough, or take it to the professionals. A waxed brow will have sharp and clean lines and also look really defined too.
Waxing will last a lot longer than threading or plucking your eyebrows. Any brow that does grow back will be a lot softer and thinner. However, waxing shouldn’t be done if you have sensitive skin. Also remember that after having your eyebrows waxed, there will be a red ring around your eyebrows.
Those who want sharply arched eyebrows should opt for threading. This is a technique where a piece of thread is used for hair removal in straight lines. The results are much cleaner and last longer than waxing or plucking. With threading, you get a more defined brow, and the finish is a lot more natural-looking.
The choice for those who have sensitive skin. This is definitely a technique you can do at home, following the shape of your brows natural line. Take care to only pluck the hairs that are falling below or above the brow line. Over-plucking leads to thin-looking brows.
Define Your Eyebrows
Now that you’ve done your eyebrow grooming, it’s time to define them. You can do this in a variety of ways which we’ve detailed below.
With a pencil – If you’re opting for the pencil method, go for a shade that is lighter than your natural brow color. Start by drawing thin, hair-like lines in the gaps in your brows as if you’re coloring them in. Choose a pencil that’s fine enough to emulate the fine hairs, like the Catrice Slim’matic Ultra Precise Brow Pencil. Remember you don’t want to completely reshape your brows – you’re just finishing them off to look a lot neater.
With a gel liner – If you’re eyebrows are curly or tend to be a bit unruly using eyebrow gel is a great option. There are tinted gels which come with a brush, perfect for combing through brows and giving them definition instantly.
With a powder – Once again, opt for a powder that is a shade lighter than your eyebrow color. Using an angled brush, get a brow shape you are happy with and spread the powder through the hairs evenly. Finish off the look with clear eyebrow gel to set them for the whole day.
Set your brows in place with a brow gel, like the ULTA favorite-Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara which has over 1.4K reviews and 4.4 stars.
Choosing Your Eyebrow Shape
Eyebrows are very specific to your face shape. Below are some common face shapes and the type of brows you should choose for each one.
– Square – Angular eyebrows are a big no-no. Instead, go for a groomed and soft brow.
– Round – A rounder face shape needs a brow that is arched towards the outer corner for a good balance. This help to define your bone structure.
– Long – Don’t opt for arched brows. Natural brows that are straight and flat will look much better.
– Heart – Brows for a heart-shaped face have to be the perfect balance between thin and thick. They should also be controlled and well-groomed.
– Oval – A classic and balanced brow is perfect for this face shape. Start at the bridge of the nose and finish just a bit further out than the corner of the eye.