Every woman has a different beauty routine—some of us prefer a no-fuss look, some of us are die-hard makeup fanatics, and some of us fall neatly in between. There are, however, some areas that we all need to pay attention to, no matter what our regime, and one of those areas is the eyebrow! Yes, dear readers, while tending to your eyebrows may not be as fun as experimenting with makeup or testing out new nail polish trends, your eyebrows do require regular maintenance. Happily, we have compiled a simple DIY guide to eyebrows that is as easy as ABC. Click through to check out our tips and you will be on your way to beautiful brows in no time!
Determine Your Ideal Shape
Now, the first step in your new routine is to determine the perfect eyebrow shape for your face. Keep these rules of thumb in mind: your eyebrow should run from the outside corner of your eyes, across your forehead, to the area that falls directly above the center of your nostril. To determine where your brow should begin, hold a pencil diagonally against the outer corner of your eye. The highest part of your brow should be directly in line with the middle of your iris. If you do feel nervous about determining your ideal shape, you can always use an eyebrow stencil or pay a professional to shape your brows and then use our tips to groom as and when necessary.
You should always pull hairs outward in the direction that they grow. It is super-easy to over-pluck your eyebrows, so start by plucking one hair at a time. Pay extra attention around the bridge of your nose—by over-plucking here, you will make your eyes look too far apart!
Fill In The Gaps
If you are happy with the shape of your brows and you have plucked the stray hairs, fill in the “gaps” with a brow pencil. Use a newly-sharpened pencil to draw tiny strokes, one by one, behind your brows. You can soften the look of the pencil by blotting with a tissue or cotton bud.