Want to shape your eyebrows at home? It's possible, but you should tread carefully to ensure you don't get carried away (unless you're digging the '90s skinny brow then, by all means, pluck away!)
For starters, if you want to make life easy for yourself go to a professional for brow threading or waxing, so you'll have a guideline for your perfect brow shape.
Threading: As the name suggests, this is where the therapist will use twisted thread to roll over, grab and remove the hairs.
Waxing: Using hot wax and strips of fabric, the therapist will apply the wax, then the strip and wait for it to set before pulling away the hairs.
What is better waxing or threading? Generally speaking, waxing is faster and less painful but it tugs at the skin so can leave you red for a few hours, especially if you have sensitive skin. Threading is kinder to your complexion.
How to Shape Your Brows at Home
Start by washing your hands as you'll be touching your face.
You will need:
1) Start by removing all your makeup, any dirt and natural oils around and on your brows.
2) Hold the brow pencil straight and vertically so one end is touching the outer corner of your right nostril and the other end is passing between your brows next to your right brow. Where the pencil meets your brow is where your brow should start, make a pencil marking here. Any hairs in between your brows can be plucked up to this point.
3) Now, pivot the pencil so the end is still touching the outside of your right nostril and it passes diagonally through your pupil. Where the pencil meets your brow is where your arch should be, make another pencil mark here.
4) Pivot your pencil once more, so the end by your nose is still in the same place but the pencil is lined-up diagonally with the outer corner of your eye. Where the pencil meets your brow is where the outer corner of your brow should end. You guessed it, mark the point with your pencil.
5) Repeat steps 2-4 on the left brow.
6) Now your brows are marked, you can take your tweezer and remove the hairs outside of these markings. Take your time and err on the side of caution, look at your brows in a magnifying mirror but also take a step back and look at your brows from further away, too.
Top tip: Your brows are sisters, not twins! It's a futile exercise to make your brows match perfectly.
Once you have your brows in the shape you want, you can use brow makeup to fill them in. Keep scrolling for our favourite brow products below...
With a marker-inspired nib, you can use the precise pen to create hair-like strokes that last all day, thanks to the waterproof formula. There are six shades to choose from.
This clever brow formula comes in a cushion dispensing system that enables you to saturate the ultra-thin angled brush and paint on hair-like strokes. Richly-pigmented, it comes in 3 shades, and is smudge-proof, sweat-resistant and also boasts Vitamin E to stimulate brow growth.
The ultra-thin pencil can be used to create hair-like strokes or smudged in for a more powdery brow finish. At the other end is a handy spoolie for grooming brows on-the-go.