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How to Shape Eyebrows like a Pro

No matter if yours are naturally wild or have been victims of over-plucking, perfectly shaped and groomed eyebrows are possible to achieve. So, if you’re struggling to keep your brows neat or can’t quite nail that perfect arch, it may be time to seek assistance. By learning the correct methods and techniques for shaping your eyebrows, you’ll be able to create the most flattering appearance for your face. So, before you go pulling out the tweezers and start attacking every little hair, take the time to brush up your skills and perfect your technique with this handy guide. From finding the perfect shape for your face to identifying the best tools for the job, we can show you how to shape eyebrows like a pro.

Eyebrow Shapes

Before you can even start thinking about removing unwanted eyebrow hairs, you need to decide upon the shape that you want your eyebrows to be. Having a clear vision of the final form of your brows before beginning will help you to create the best results. While everyone’s eyebrows are slightly different, most fall into one of six main categories. They can either be S-shaped, hard-angled, soft-angled, straight or rounded. In general, the most flattering shape for you will be the one that most closely resembles the natural contours of your brows. However, there are other factors to take into consideration, such as your face type.

What Eyebrow Shape Should I Have?

While it’s always ideal to work with the natural shape of your eyebrows, to achieve the most flattering appearance, you also need to consider your face type. For example, if you have an oval face, most eyebrow shapes will suit you. However, it’s best to avoid those that are overly arched or overly straight. If you have a square face, try to balance your look by ensuring that your brows appear soft with a smooth arch. For those with a round face, making sure that your eyebrows aren’t too thin or too thick is essential. Also, ensure that the beginning and tail of your brows are in line with an arch in between for the best look. If your face is long, on the other hand, aim for slightly thick eyebrows that aren’t too long or arched.

Eyebrow Shapes for Round Face

You can be sure that you have a round face shape if your cheekbones are the widest point of the face and have a rounded chin. For those with rounded features, it’s best to make sure you have an arch in your brow. Having a sharp point in your brows is a great way to introduce different structures to your face without taking the beauty away from your eyes, nose, or mouth. While you can opt for a fuller brow, skinnier options also work well.

Eyebrow Shapes for Square Face

Square faces tend to have more prominent features, such as a sharp chin and angular cheekbones. With this in mind, stick to a soft arch that compliments the angles of your face. Flat brows with little curvature can often give your head a shorter appearance, whereas round brows will contrast too greatly from the contours of the face. When finding the perfect shape, extend the tail – this will balance everything out, lengthen the face and slim your jawline slightly.

Eyebrow Shapes for Oval Face

The oval face is best known for its adaptability, which means that many brow shapes look great – lucky you! Just like haircuts, there are myriad styles that later these features, so you can experiment with different shapes until you find something that suits you. If you want to emphasize your cheekbones, opt for a higher arch, but a soft curve will suit you best if you want to soften the jawline. You can also play around with thickness – fluffy, fuller or thin styles look exceptional. Take a look at the celebrities with the same shape as you for inspiration, such as Cindy Crawford and Bella Hadid.

How to Shape Thick Eyebrows

If you have naturally thick eyebrows, it can be both a blessing and a curse. Although it may take a bit of work to shape your brows and keep them looking neat, you will have a naturally full and thick appearance. If your brows are messy and have an undefined shape, start grooming them by marking out and removing hairs where your eyebrow begins. Then, tidy up the excess strands across the top of your brow, ensuring that your arch is in the correct place. Next, remove extra hairs under the arch. Repeat this process on the other eyebrow, working to make them even and matching. Finally, trim any strands that are longer than the rest to achieve a neatly groomed appearance.

How to Shape Thin Eyebrows

If you have naturally thin eyebrows or have over-plucked in the past, it can be tricky but not impossible to achieve beautiful and full looking brows. While it may be tempting just to leave your thin eyebrows ungroomed to make the most of every strand, this will only lead to a messy appearance. Instead, carefully groom and fill in your brows for a lovely look. To start, apply some eyebrow gel to lay your hairs flat and make shaping easier. Next, use tweezers to tidy up stray strands below your brow and carefully trim any long strands. If you need to tidy the top of your eyebrow, very carefully use an eyebrow razor to do so. Finally, fill in your brows using a pencil to make them appear thicker and fuller.

Eyebrow Waxing

When it comes to hair removal, waxing has long been a favored technique. The method, which pulls out multiple hairs at a time, can provide a clean, neatly defined shape and long-lasting results. It is especially ideal for anyone who has naturally thick brows and needs to remove numerous stray strands. However, when you’re working with such a small area, such as your eyebrows, it can be easy to make mistakes with wax. As such, you may want to practice with your at-home wax kit before actually attempting this method of hair removal. Alternatively, you can just leave it to the professionals and be confident that your brows are in experienced hands.

Eyebrow Threading

Although many ladies often feel intimidated by the thought of threading, it is a surprisingly simple way to remove unwanted hair from around your brows and other sensitive areas. Eyebrow threading, which uses small, twisted cotton threads to catch and pull out strands in a smooth, straight line, is more precise than waxing and usually less painful. It’s also faster than both waxing and plucking and costs less than at-home wax kits. However, if it is your first time threading your brows, be sure to take things slow. While the process is relatively simple, getting your hand movements right and targeting the right hairs can take time to master.

Eyebrow Plucking

While most of us have had experience with tweezers, we can still find it challenging to pluck our eyebrows into the perfect shape. After all, tweezing your brows into a beautifully curved arch is so much more difficult than just pulling out stray hairs. To master the skill of shaping your eyebrows with a pair of tweezers, you need to follow a process. First, you need to find your ideal shape and fill in your brows for a clear outline. Then, tweeze any hairs outside of your desired shape from the root to avoid breakage. But, be sure to go slowly and be careful not to over-pluck. As this method can be time-consuming and uncomfortable, it is ideal for ladies who only need to remove minimal hair and value an exact finish.

Best Eyebrow Shaping Kits

To get the best results when shaping your eyebrows, you need to have the right eyebrow for the job. Firstly, a high-quality pair of slanted tweezers will be invaluable when you need to target small and stubborn strands. A spoolie or eyebrow comb will also help you groom your brows to precisely see what needs to be removed. Eyebrow scissors will allow you to trim any long strands while an eyebrow razor will quickly remove excess fuzz. For those who aren’t yet confident in their shaping abilities, eyebrow stencils can help ensure that you get things right. Don’t forget about makeup, either. Filling in your brows when shaping them will leave you with a beautiful and full appearance.

Do thick eyebrows make you look younger?

Just like the hair on your head, eyebrows thin out with age. As such, the thicker your eyebrows, the more youthful you look. Luckily, if you have thinner eyebrows, you can give the illusion of thickness by filling them in with brow powder or mascara. There are also more permanent options like microblading and tattooing.

What is the most attractive eyebrow shape?

The most attractive eyebrow shape will be the one that suits your face type and follows the natural line of your brow bone. Most brows fall into one of five general categories. These are S-shaped, hard-angled, soft-angled, straight or rounded.

How can I make my eyebrows symmetrical?

The best way to ensure your eyebrows look symmetrical is to use a straight edge tool, such as a disposable spoolie brush, to check the distances and angles, filling in where you need. Hold the brush vertically between your brows, on the center of the nose, and check your eyebrows look like they start the same distance away. Repeat to check both the bottom and tops of your brows line up, holding the brush horizontally. Next, check that the angle of your arch and ends match. Hold one end of the spoolie on the tip of your nose, and the other end at the peak of your arch, checking it looks the same on both sides, then repeat holding it at the end of your brow. Just remember, you won't ever have perfectly symmetrical brows, as no-one has a perfectly balanced face.

Do you brush eyebrows up or down?

You should brush your eyebrows in their natural growth direction, which is generally up. This is also the direction you should go when you're trimming, so you don't risk cutting incorrectly. However, if you're filling in patchy brows, it can help to brush down first, as it can be easier to see the gaps. Then once you've filled them in, brush back up again.

Will brushing eyebrows make them grow?

Similar to the hair on your scalp, brushing your eyebrows can stimulate the blood flow to the area, which in turn can improve hair growth. Facial massage along your brows will also have a similar effect, plus it feels great because you can hold a surprising amount of tension in that area. Other tips for encouraging healthy hair growth include eating a diet rich in vitamins D, E, and B, as well as folic acid and calcium. Additionally, make sure you stay hydrated and always wash your makeup off before bed.

How do you get the perfect eyebrow shape naturally?

To achieve the perfect eyebrow shape naturally is to follow the shape of your natural growth. Do not overpluck, but rather focus on removing the stray hairs from your brow line. You can also give the illusion of the perfect shape by using an eyebrow pencil and brow powder, which can add definition and even it out. To ensure growth, you want to eat a healthy and balanced diet, drink lots of water, and consider using an eyebrow serum.

Is it possible to reshape eyebrows?

If you do not like your natural eyebrow shape, or you want to alter it in some way, this can be done. All you need to do is let them grow out enough so that you can identify the shape you want and use the correct tools to achieve it. These include a tweezer, eyebrow razor, and eyebrow gel to lay the hairs flat.

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article written by Taylah Brewer for thetrendspotter

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