Plucked to Perfection—Sculpting the Perfect Eyebrows

July 24th, 2017 at 2:00am

Whether you’ve seen it on the runways or your favorite celebrities, thick, full eyebrows are undeniably in this season! Because finding and marinating the perfect shape is no easy task, I’ve put together a guide to help you achieve the eyebrows you’ve always wanted. Follow these steps, and you’ll soon have perfectly sculpted eyebrows that your friends are sure to envy!

1—Leave your brows alone. This might come as a surprise, but letting your brows grow out for about six to eight weeks will allow them to grow in naturally. By giving your brows this time to grow, you’ll be able to see their natural shape more clearly; making step two (finding your perfect shape) that much easier!

2—Find your natural shape. The natural start of your brow should be in line with the innermost corner of your eye. A trick to finding this point is to take a pencil and line it up at the center of each nostril. You’ll notice that the pencil will be in line with the inner corner of your eye, and therefore, show you how much hair to take off at the start of your brow. Grab a pencil, and mark this spot!

Next, gently pivot the pencil so that it lies over your iris. The point where the pencil meets your brows is your natural arch. Mark this spot too!

To find the end of your eyebrow, gently pivot the pencil again so that it meets the outer corner of your eye. This is the natural end of your brow!

3—Trim. Brush the hair of your eyebrow upwards using a spoolie, and carefully trim the hair using small scissors. Your goal is to shorten the hair without getting too close to the root. This will make it easier for you to pluck and tweeze later.

4—Tweeze to your shape. Using the marks from step two as your guide, start plucking unwanted hairs, but don’t over do it! I recommend using natural lighting if you can, and avoid magnifying mirrors because they can cause you to over pluck. Also, make sure you step away from the mirror every so often to gain perspective on how your brows look! Be sure to hold your skin tightly, and tweeze the hairs in the direction of their natural growth.

5—Fake it ’til you make it. Not everyone is born with naturally thick eyebrows, so you may have to fill yours in when you finish plucking. My advice would be to pick a pencil shade slightly lighter than your natural eyebrow color and apply it lightly. Using a color too dark will make your brows look fake!

The most important thing to remember is that eyebrows are sisters, not twins! Each brow is unique and they shouldn’t look exactly the same, so don’t force it!

We can’t wait to see how your eyebrows turn out! Comment your thoughts below, we’d love to hear from you!!