Perfect Brows

What To do (& NOT to do) with your brows.

1. To achieve the illusion of thicker brows:
Start at the bottom of the brow, and use short brush strokes, blending and brushing hair up as you go. To fix a mistake, use a dot of concealer instead and highlighter to help spotlight where the brows end and your forehead begins

2. Shape:
a. START: Hold The point of any straight lined object (pencil, tweezer, ect) vertically along the outer edge of the bottom of your nose. Where the line ends marks the beginning of your brow (which should also be about one inch above the inner corner of your eye). Using an eye pencil, mark a dot indicate the start of each brow, remove the strays that fall outside that line.

b.END: Lay the tweezer or pencil on an angle against your cheek so that the open end is at the bottom of your nose and the other end reaches the outer corner of your eye. The spot where the tweezer intersects your brow is where the hairs should end. Mark it with the eye pencil, then pluck the hairs beyond the line.

3. THIN: Starting just below the fullest part of your brow, use an eye pencil to draw a line along the bottom edge of your brow; it should be above any stray hairs and it should follow the natural shape of your brow’s top line, which may be angled, slightly curved, or even straight. Pluck the strays below the line. Ultimately, your brows should be between a quarter inch and a half inch at their thickest.

4. SHAPE:Look straight into a mirror. The arch should peak above the outer rim of your iris and lie right on your brow bone: “Imagine upside-down check marks, but with soft angles,” says Vucetaj. Mark the point with your eye pencil, then remove a row of hairs along the bottom, from your inner brow point to the peak point. After the peak, shape the tail.

“Make it a bit thinner than the main part of your brow, tapering at the end,” she says.