I have a step-by-step guide right here for you so you’ll never leave home without your eyebrows on point! Achieving the perfect eyebrows seems impossible to do. A makeup pro told me that eyebrows are sisters, not twins–which means that they look very similar but not entirely identical. This piece of advice has really helped me shape and groom my brows and that’s why I’m sharing that with you today as well. And since I’m feeling more generous today (I’m kidding!), I’m also going to share a step-by-step guide on how to shape eyebrows to perfection!
How to Shape Eyebrows | DIY Shaping and Grooming
What You’ll Need:
- Eyebrow pencil
- Eyebrow Gel
- Slanted tweezers
- Eyebrow brush
- Lash Comb
- Eyebrow scissors (curved)
Step 1: Apply Eyebrow Gel
The first step is to apply eyebrow gel on the eyebrow to flatten the hair. The gel will also help keep the hair in place making it easier to trim and shape.
Step 2: Remove Unwanted Hair
When removing unwanted hair, using a pair of slanted tweezers is preferred. This is how to shape eyebrows with tweezers: Use one hand to stretch out the skin and use your other hand to hold onto the tweezers. This method will make the tweezing less painful.
Next, pull out the hair in the direction of hair growth. Keep this in mind as this tweezing method will prevent hair ingrown.
Use a brow brush to brush the hair away. Once done, you will see if there are still unwanted hair that needs removing.
Step 3: Trim the Brows
Using a lash comb and curved scissors, start trimming your eyebrow. Curved scissors are recommended as it will help maintain your arch when trimming. Use the brow brush to brush away the hair again.
Step 4: Use a Facial Razor for Shaving
Again, stretch out the skin, vertically this time, and use a facial razor to remove little, unwanted hair on top of your brows. Be careful not to over shave as this can ruin the shape of your brows.
Now go under the brows and start shaving from the outer to the inner corner of the brows. This will remove any leftover hair that was hard to remove with the tweezer.
Step 5: Fill in the Brows
Wow! You’re almost done shaping and grooming your eyebrows, I just have to run you through the final steps. One of which is filling in your brows. If you’re using an eyebrow pencil, I suggest you use one with a flat tip. And when applying, use feathery strokes and focus on the sparse areas.
Step 6: Highlight for Definition
To define the brows further, you will need to highlight the brow bone. You can use a brow highlighter pencil for this. But usually, I just use my concealer. I also apply highlighter on top of my brows and arch to define my brows more.
Now, you have perfectly shaped and groomed eyebrows!
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You can watch the full tutorial from Tina Yong here:
As you already know, eyebrows are very important to the face as it frames the eyes. And when it comes to makeup, eye makeup really steals the show almost every single time. If you are anything like me, shaping the brows always appears to be a simple solution with a not-so-ideal outcome, but not anymore! This simple and easy tutorial will guide you all the way to achieve those eyebrows on fleek girl! And don’t forget, practice, practice, practice!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 19, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.