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In the same way that there are trends for clothing and hairstyles, there are also trends for eyebrows.
Thankfully, the pencil-drawn eyebrows are a thing of the past. These days, celebrities and regular people alike are focusing on natural looks for their brows.
Here is a detailed guide for how to get the perfect eyebrows
First, Let Nature Rule
Before making changes to your brow, it’s vital that you see the full essence of what you have to work with.
Basically, that means leaving your brows alone for up to eight weeks without plucking, waxing, or any alterations of any kind.
The longer you leave your brows in their natural state, the better. Getting amazing eyebrows is really about seeing what your natural shape is and going from there.
Whatever you do, don’t skip this step.
Also, if you have sparse or thin brows, now is the time to address that. Massage your brows with olive oil or castor oil for 3-5 minutes before bedtime each day. A diet full of hair growing components such as nuts, raisins, fish, and soy will also help.
Determine the Shape of Your Face
The secret to perfect eyebrows is making sure that the shape is right for your face. Eva Longoria’s perfect brows won’t look good on your face if you have a different shape.
There are a few ways you can determine your face shape. If necessary, round up friends for their help.
Choose the Right Brow Shape for Your Face
Once you have pinpointed the shape of your face, you can figure out the right shape for your brows.
For those of you with round faces, your goal will be to create a nice high arch. This will give your face some height. Avoid rounded brows that will make your face seem even more circular.
Those of you with a square face have lots of options. You can go with a curved brow or opt for a hard angle in the arch. Just stay away from thin and short brows.
Oval faced women should stick to a flat eyebrow or go for one with a gentle angle at the top.
If you have a heart-shaped face, there’s just one option for you. The best brow look for your face shape is a low arch with a rounded brow.
Figure Out Your Brow’s Reference Points
Now that you know what your face shape is and what your goal is, you can start to plan the design out on your face.
For this step you will need good lighting and a brow pencil.
Hold your pencil straight from the mid-point of each nostril. Mark that spot with a dot.
Then, spin your pencil to the outer edge of your iris. This is where your arch belongs and is the highest point of your brow. Mark this spot on each brow.
Next, hold your pencil to the edge of your nostril and the outer corner of your eye. This is the tail end of your brow.
Prepare to Pluck
Now you have a sense of what you need to do to achieve the perfect brows. You are ready to gather your supplies.
You will need facial oil, high-quality tweezers, an ice cube, a brow brush, and small scissors. Make sure you have excellent natural light as you begin your work.
Start by rubbing in a good amount of facial oil all over your brow bone. This prevents hair breakage and lubricates the skin to ward of irritation.
Next, use a brow brush to comb your eyebrows up. Trim any long hairs that extend past the brow line. Be careful not to cut too short!
Now you are ready to tweeze! Remember to tweeze hairs only in the direction of growth. Use your other hand to hold the skin taut.
It is really easy to get into a tweezing frenzy and overpluck your brows. Be mindful of this tendency.
Every few hairs you pull, take a step back. Look in the mirror to see your progress. It’s also a good break for your eyes from looking too closely at something up close.
Be extra cautious when plucking over the brow. Pluck too much and the brow will look oddly thin.
When you are done, run an ice cube over the brows to reduce any redness or swelling. You can also apply some moisturizer.
This step is crucial for making your brows look great. For the next six weeks, do not bring tweezers anywhere near your brow.
This will prevent you from overplucking.
Of course, you can still groom your brows and fill them in if needed. Just don’t do any more plucking until it’s time to repeat the process.
Fill in For a Fuller Finish
It’s normal to have some sparse spots due to overplucking in years past. Or possibly you just have naturally thin brows.
These days, full brows are in style. So if you want to sport a fuller brow, you can. There are two options to do this.
You can check out this microblading blog to figure out if microblading is the right choice for you. Or, you can use a brow product to add some “hairs”.
If you decide to use a pencil or brow powder, be sure that the shade you choose matches your brow color or is one shade lighter.
The key to perfect eyebrows here is to use a delicate feathering technique. Use small flicking motions to apply tiny “hairs” in the same direction as your hair grows.
Don’t forget to blend!
Finish off your perfect brows with some clear gel. This will keep your brows looking great all day long.
Rock Your Perfect Eyebrows
There you have it! Everything you need to know about how to sport the perfect eyebrows. As you follow these guidelines you will have brows you can be proud of.
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