When they say, “Keep your friends close and enemies closer,” they’re actually talking about your tweezers. We’re joking, eyebrow routines get a bad rap since the 90s, but we’re here to change that!
We’ll admit, there is nothing worse than standing in front of the mirror for hours just trying to decipher exactly what and where to pluck to make sure your brows are even. The good news is your brows will never look exactly the same, so don’t worry about making your brows into mirror images of each other.
The important thing is that you find a brow shape that is most flattering for you, and that makes you feel most confident. Everyone is so unique, with unique features and facial structures. It’s important to ensure that you're highlighting those features, not taking away from them.
Shaping your brows can feel super scary. You don’t want to make them too thin or too thick. You don’t want them too bushy or too short. You want an arch that flatters you, but that isn’t too archy. Finding the best eyebrow shape is almost like a science.
You want to make sure that they align well with your eyes, nose, brow bone, cheekbones, and forehead. Like we said, it’s like a science.
What Not To Do
Before we talk about what you need to do to get the perfect brow shape, let's talk about what not to do. Sometimes we look back on eyebrow trends and wonder what we were even thinking. However, we’re all here for the top trend of 2021: thick, full brows.
Here are three tricks to keep you in good graces with the eyebrow gods.
1. Don’t Overpluck
Nowadays this is probably a well-known fact, but you can never be too careful!
Overplucking isn’t just out of style: It’s damaging to your eyebrows. The continuous removal of hair follicles could permanently affect your body’s ability to grow those hairs back.
Hey, if you have thin eyebrows, that’s nothing to feel bad about! But if you feel like they could be thicker, check out an enhancement serum to encourage natural growth.
2. Don’t Be Afraid to Accept Your Natural Shape
Listen, we all want what we consider the perfect brow. It’s easy to forget that our natural brow shape is meant to complement our face. There’s nothing wrong with making some minor adjustments and tweaks, but generally speaking, embrace what your momma gave you!
3. Watch your Arch
When shaping and filling your eyebrows, make sure that your arch is natural and complimentary to your face shape. If your arch is too high, it may look a touch unnatural.
Now that you know what to avoid, we can talk about what should be on your to-do list.
If you’re accustomed to the salon standard of spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars getting waxed, threaded, tinted, microbladed, etc. Shaping your own brows can feel almost impossible.
Why take the risk when you can leave the hard work up to the professionals? Well, the good news is that once you have a few pieces of knowledge under your belt, you can become a professional yourself.
Let's be honest; no one wants to be spreading copious amounts of money at the eyebrow bar in Ulta when you could be spending money at the bar. With these tips and tricks, you won’t be intimidated by your tweezers anymore. Plus, the best part is the results will be the same, without breaking the bank.
Get the Tools You Need
First of all: make sure that you have tools that you are comfortable with and that work for you.
It’s best to invest in a good pair of tweezers… it’s probably time to throw out those rusty tweezers you’ve had sitting until your sink since your freshman year of college.
Get yourself a pair of tweezers specific for eyebrows, ones that are precise, and get the job done. We also suggest an eyebrow brush, and a pair of small scissors, and a dermabrasion blade.
All of these tools will be helpful when trimming, shaping, and tweezing your eyebrows.
You use the wand when trimming them. Comb your brows upward, and trim them with the trimming scissors.
Use the blade to clean up the edges, above your brow bone, and between your eyes to help create a more clean look.
Use the tweezers to pluck away stray hairs (remember, don’t pluck too much).
To ensure that your brows are properly aligned, use your tweezers as a ruler following these steps.
- Take your tweezer and make sure they’re even across the top of your brows.
- To find your natural arch, lay your tweezer diagonally from the outside corner of your eye; this is where your brow should end.
- Press against the base of your nose to ensure your brows are not too long or too short.
Find the Right Product
Finding a product that works for you and your desired look can be tricky. With endless options, it’s hard to narrow down what is best.
Between gels, pencils, pomades, powder, etc., it’s hard to pick one that works for you.
Products that are easy to use and provide the best results are typically most desired. Who doesn’t want a product that produces amazing results with half the time and effort of other products?
TatBrow’s Microblade Pen is the eyebrow ally you need right now. This product is affordable, easy to use, and yields amazing results.
After using this product, it will look like you just left a microblading appointment that you spend hundreds of dollars on. When in reality, it took you less than five minutes and cost a fraction of the price.
Finding The Best Shape for Your Face
Now that you have the scoop on how to style your brows and what products to use, let's talk about shape. Everyone has a unique shape to their face, and we want to shape our brows based on what looks most flattering for our face shape.
Here is the rundown on the best brow shapes for each specific face shape.
With round-shaped faces, we suggest a more sharp brow. Having a more defined arch and sharper edges will give the appearance of a more elongated face.
We also suggest lengthening the end of your eyebrow, or the tail. This will also give the illusion of a longer, more slender face.
Those with long faces should aim for a shorter, full brow. With a softer brow, it will give the illusion of a fuller face.
Don’t be afraid to use a little dash of the Micro Precision Pen to thicken out those gorgeous brows of yours!
Those with heart-shaped faces normally have very pronounced features, and we don’t want to distract from that.
To achieve this, it is best to stick with a soft arch. A soft arch will enhance your face shape by not taking away from your other features. Heart shapes can get away with a more thick and full lash; we say to go for it! For that additional thickness, we recommend a commanding brow gel!
With a square face, we suggest a high arch. This will help to elevate the shape of the face and compliment those lovely lines.
Brows that are more light and feathery can definitely be your friend!
If you have an oval face, don’t stress too much about shape; keep them natural! Just trim them up from time to time to keep them neat and tidy.
Yes, you can get adventurous and shape them, but keep it simple.
Let’s Wrap It Up
Yes, shaping your eyebrows at home can be scary! But thankfully, once you learn the basics, it’s pretty straightforward.
Invest in some quality tools; find a product that you love and works well; then find the shape best suited for your face.
Once you nail down these three basic tips, you’ll be a pro in no time. Have confidence in your ability, and don’t be afraid.
The best thing about eyebrows is that mistakes go the same way as a bad haircut; if you mess it up, they’ll eventually grow back. In the short term, errors are always correctable! A dash of beautiful concealer can minimize spots you missed.
Best of luck as you depart on an eyebrow shaping adventure. You’ve got this!