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How to Shape Eyebrows


Knowing how to shape eyebrows takes practice, and a bit of trial and error. What looks good on one may not work well with your features. If you have not had success or have not been happy with your eyebrow shaping attempts in the past, visit a professional to help you identify the correct shape which will give you a template to work with as hairs return.

Shaping Eyebrows

To determine where your eyebrows should begin, place a straight edge vertically along the inner corner of your eyes. A ruler or pencil works well. Where the eyebrow hits the ruler is where the eyebrow should begin.

Tip: If you have wide set eyes don’t pluck a few hairs outside of the line. This will give the appearance that the eyes are closer together. Do the opposite for close set eyes.

To determine where your eyebrows should end, place the straight edge on the inner corner of your nose and angle it to point to the outer corner of your eye. This is where your eyebrow should end.

Helpful Tips

–The first step in shaping eyebrows to complement your appearance is to match the shaping method with the face of the shape.

–When trying to determine how thick or thin you want your eyebrows get inspiration from someone whom you find attractive and mimic what they have done.

–Using a numbing gel, like those used for temporary toothache relief may help those sensitive to pain.

–Using a concealing pencil to design and color in hairs you want removed before you start plucking can help from overplucking.

–Bushy eyebrows are easily tamed with eyebrow scissors. Once you have finished shaping, brush hairs upward and trim.



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