Different brow shapes makes ones facial structure look different. However it is always safe to stick to your natural brow shape. I prefer wearing my brow naturally, and to achieve that I use a brow cake instead of pencils. Pencils have a tendency to be too harsh looking unless you have a light hand or if you buff the hell out of it. I also find that using a dark chocolate brown, brow black or a taupe color works best than pure black. Unless you have blonde hair to match I also don’t like pure browns for eyebrows cause they tend to come out reddish.
This tutorial’s aim basically is just to accentuate your natural brows just making it more defined and giving it a polished look for everyday.
1. Groom brows either professionally or not. It’s better to go pro if you don’t know how to do it yourself. I’d suggest threading, because it is more accurate than waxing and it last longer than razor cutting. Afterwards, it’s quite easy to maintain by yourself by plucking away the regrowth. If you decide to go for the pro do not be shy about telling the one doing your brows what you want and what you don’t want BEFORE they start working, after all you’re the one who’s wearing your brow not them.
- when doing yourself avoid taking too much off your brows, and avoid making it too thin because this will make you look old.
- as a guide draw an imaginary line from your nostrils to your tear duct anything that goes beyond the line you can take off. always remember brows are sisters not conjoined twins.
- draw an imaginary line from the outer tip of your nostrils to outer part of your eyes to give you an idea as to where your brow should end.
- as for your arc i suggest you follow your natural arc.as not to look like a drag
2. in drawing, avoid drawing thick dark lines, colors should be added gradually building it up, always remember it’s easier to add that to subtract.
3. start drawing from the arc. draw on the top edge of your brow not below so you don’t drag your brows down. draw in the direction of hair growth not against it. pull out the brow tail not down or you’ll end up with droopy looking brows.
4. avoid making the inner corner of your eyebrows too dark and avoid harsh lines by brushing the inner corners with a clean brow brush moving from inside out towards the middle of your brows for a natural gradient of colors.
5. in case you have rawdy brow hair, finish up your brow with some clear mascara, brush upward out. this helps keep your brows in position.
note: in cases where you accidentally made your brows too dark, get a cotton swab, put a little primer on it and gently pick up some of the excess colors, if it’s still too dark, try dusting some foundation over with a brow brush.
By the way if you don’t have a brow cake you can use any other MATTE dark chocolate brown, brow black or a taupe color eye shadows as your brow cake, it works fine.