Well-groomed eyebrows can give you a youthful and refreshed appearance, leaving no room for neglect. The key to achieving impeccably shaped eyebrows can be defined by four essential points – the starting point, the highest point of the arch, the endpoint, and the point where all elements converge.
1. The inner edge of your brow should align with the outside of your nose.
2. The highest point of your arch should be where the diagonal line extending from the outside of your nose to the outside of your pupil would intersect.
3. The outer edge of your brow should taper off at the point where your eyebrow and the diagonal line from your nose to the outside corner of your eye would intersect.
4. The bottom of the inner and outer edges of your brow should align horizontally.
But before you get too comfortable in front of that magnifying mirror, we turned to LA-based freelance makeup artist, Afton Williams, to make sure you have all the proper tools to achieve amazing arches.
-Spoolie brush: The spoolie brush is really the unsung hero of beauty tools. It’s a must for separating eyelashes and removing mascara clumps, and you can also use it on your brows to brush the hair up and away.
-Small scissors: After you have brushed all the hairs in one direction, snip any strands that are noticeably longer than others. And always cut across the top of the brow, never down. Anastasia Beverly Hills makes the perfect pair of scissors.
-Brow pencil: Before you begin to pluck, give yourself a guide. Fill in your brows with a brow pencil, and pluck away only the strays. One of our favorite pencils is the L’Oréal Brow Stylist Custom Brow Shaping Pencil.
-Tweezers: The most important tool is, of course, a sharp pair of tweezers. Lancôme La Tweezer Précise will allow you to pluck with precision just like the pros.
Armed with these tools and tips, you can achieve shapely brows, even without a salon visit.