I have a confession to make: I have never gotten my eyebrows done. Not once. In my entire life. Here’s the thing: I know how to structure my own eyebrows, so I don’t need to get them done professionally. And if I do say so myself…I still have great eyebrows.
Eyebrows can make or break a makeup look, and there are so many things that can go wrong: too high, too dark, too thick, too close together, too unruly, too uneven…see the problem?
Thankfully, there’s a trick you can use not only for applying your brow makeup, but also for shaping your own eyebrows (and saving some serious cash on waxes and threadings).
You’ll be measuring your brows based on their relation to your facial structure, most importantly your nose and eyes. To do this, you’ll need a thin straight object (eyebrow pencils, eye shadow brush, etc.) that you can move to measure different angles.
WHERE TO BEGIN
To figure out where to start your brow, hold the pencil completely vertical starting at the crease in your nose where your nostril is. This will show you how far over to begin your eyebrow.
WHERE TO ARCH
Next, pivot the pencil so that it crosses directly over your pupil without moving it from your nose. This is where your arch (aka the highest point of your brow) should occur.
WHERE TO END
Now, pivot the pencil one last time so that it crosses over the outer corner of your eye. This is where your brow should end. This is especially helpful to know if you draw your brows with a pencil, as opposed to sweeping tinted gel through your brows.
Using these three measurements, you’ll be able to reshape your brows when they start growing out between appointments, and also apply the perfect arch with your brow pencil! Properly structured brows are the finishing touch to any makeup look, and now you have the knowledge to get those brows on FLEEK.