Certain brow trends have come and gone, but one thing that will never go out of style is a well-groomed brow. We don't mean you can't still have bushy brows; do what feels and looks good to you!
When it comes to shaping your brows, you need to know where your brows should start and end. Deciding where those two endpoints should be can be confusing for some. However, if you get it wrong, your eyebrows may look a little wonky.
We are going to go over where your brows should start and how you can achieve the perfect brow look. We will also dive into how to select a brow shape that will best complement your features.
Where To Start Your Brows
Some eyebrows are naturally thin while others are bushy and may require some maintenance. You can start plucking away only to realize you don't know where to start and stop. You can easily get carried away and end up with a brow disaster.
So how do you know where your brows should start? A good rule of thumb is that your brows should line up with the inner corner of your eyes. You can hold up an eyebrow pencil against the side of your nose and see where it hits your brow.
You don't want to remove the hair beyond the inner corner of your eyes because your brows will look too short. You should play it safe when plucking or waxing because brows can grow back slowly and be patchy. You will have to go through an awkward phase before they look full again.
Now that you know where your brows should start, where should they end? There's another trick to finding out where the tails of your brows should end. You get out your trusty brow pencil again, but this time hold it at an angle from the corner of your nose to the corner of your outer eye. The pencil should go past the edge of your eye and where it lands is about the spot your brows will end.
If you still feel uneasy, you can always go to a brow specialist and have them show you exactly where your brows should start.
Choosing the Best Brow Shape
The shape of brows you choose should be based on the features of your face. The same brow won't look good on everyone since there are so many different face shapes. Consider what the shape of your face is and find the best brow shape for you.
A fluffy brow is ideal for a heart-shaped face. Since the forehead is the largest part of the face, more prominent brows won't look overwhelming. A subtle arch on the brows can also help balance out a longer chin.
Square-shaped faces look great with high curved arched brows. This brow shape helps to soften and elongate your face. The brow balances out the harsh features of this face shape. You also want to stay away from the tail of the brows going too low since it can make your eyes look droopy.
For oblong face shapes, a straighter brow look will work. You can have a soft arch but stay away from high arches since it can make your look smaller. A fluffy brow is also recommended since it can bring harmony to the proportions of a longer face.
If you have an oval face shape, you're in luck! Almost any brow shape and even hairstyle can work with your features. You can follow the shape your brow naturally grows in to guide you. You can lean towards a naturally full brow look with a subtle arch.
Diamond face shapes benefit from a curved brow with an angled arch. This brow shape lengthens the widest part of your face. The high arches also take attention off your sharp facial features. Fuller brows are also ideal for a diamond-face shape because they can balance out the width of your look and jawline.
How To Fill In Your Brows
Now that you know where your brows should start and the best shape for your face, it's time to fill in your brows.
Before you start, you have to choose a brow product or products to use. If you don't have a lot of experience filling in your brows, a brow pen can be an option. The TatBrow Microblade Pen can give you a semi-permanent brow look without the pain, plus it's easy to use. You can also use brow powder, pencil, or gel.
When selecting the shade for your brow products, consider your hair color. If you have dark hair, choose a shade one or two shades lighter. However, if your hair color is on the lighter side, you can get a shade that's a half to one shade darker. If you choose a shade that is too dark, your brows may look painted on or fake.
Step 1: Brush Your Brows
The first step is to use a spoolie to brush your brow hairs upward. Brushing the hairs up will allow you to see the sparse areas clearly, so you know where to focus the most product. This step will also tame any unruly hairs.
Step 2: Shape Your Brows
Make sure you are in a well-lit room where you can get up close and personal with the mirror. You want to start by outlining the shape you want your brows to be with a powder or pencil. You don't want to overdo it or draw a continuous line around your brows. Instead, make small strokes around your brows to define the shape.
Take a step back and examine your brows to see if the shape looks balanced and natural. It's easier to add brow product than take it away, so use a light hand and add as you go.
Step 3: Fill In Your Brows
Next, it's time to fill in your brows. If you're using the microblade pen, use upward strokes to fill in the front of your brows. The unique pronged tip will give the illusion of more brow hairs. Then, fill in the sparse areas of your brows with the pen.
If you're using brow powder, use a lighter shade at the start of your brows. Use a darker shade near the tail to fill them out in a natural-looking way. You may need to apply a brow wax or gel first to help the powder stay in place. TatBrow Ultra Defining Gel can help fluff your brows, apply color, and keep your powder on all day.
No matter what product you're using, you want to make small hair-like strokes for a natural brow hair look.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
When you feel like you're done, take one final step back to see if you like your brow look. Make sure the brow starts in the right place and the tails don't go too far down. Brush through your brows one last time to soften the look and fluff up the brow hairs.
How To Enhance Your Brows
There are other ways you can enhance your brows without makeup. There are a number of semi-permanent options and serums to help give you whatever brow look you desire. Let's go over some of the other ways to shape your brows and fill out your brows.
Brow Growth Serum
If you have thinning brows or have just never had the fluffy brows you desire, you can try a brow growth serum. You apply this product every day to your brows to help stimulate hair growth. These serums take a few weeks before you can notice a change and a few months before you see the full results.
If you want to tame unruly brow hair and shape them, consider a brow lamination. This treatment essentially perms your brow hairs straight up, giving you a feathery, fuller-looking brow. Your brows will look smooth and shiny for weeks and will look put together without any product.
If you want to get the look without the semi-permanent treatment, try TatBrow Ultra Hold Gel. It can slick back your brow hairs and keep them in place all day.
A brow tint can be beneficial for people with enough brow hair, but it's too light to see. Tinting your brows a shade or two darker can highlight all the hair you have, giving you a fuller brow look.
Knowing where your brows should start is essential to getting great brows. Once you know the basics of how to shape them, you can select the right brow look to fit your face shape. There are products and treatments to help you achieve the brow shape you desire.