Eyebrows may seem inconsequential, but they play a significant role in shaping the overall appearance of a woman's face. Knowing how to artfully maintain their shape is a necessary skill. It is also easy to develop. Shaping your brows to create an alluring or sexy visage hinges on maintaining appropriate brow fullness and accentuating the brow's natural arch. Many women mistakenly pluck their eyebrows too much, resulting pencil-thin eyebrows. By following the proper guidelines, you can strikingly emphasize your assets.
Things You'll Need
- Light-colored makeup pencil
- Eyebrow brush
- Eyebrow pencil
Brush your eyebrows with the eyebrow brush, to make sure you are looking at your natural brow shape.
Mark three lines in each brow area to create a template for hair removal. Draw the first line with the light makeup pencil directly up from the inner corner of the eye just past the eyebrow.
Draw the second line in a forty-five degree angle -- a diagonal line -- from the outer corner of the eye upward, just past the end of the eyebrow.
Create the third line by lining up the center of the eye with the arch, drawing the line from just above the eyelid upward through the natural arch of the brow. Repeat the process on the other eyebrow.
Mark the high points of the arch with the pencil. Do so on both the underside and top of the brow.
Connect the lines with the arch high-points to create a full outline of how your brow should look once shaped. The inner edge of the brow should be a short line near a half-to-one whole centimeter in width. The outer edge of the brow should meet in a tapered point.
Tweeze all of the hair above the nose, in between the two lines marking in inner edges of each brow. Pull the skin taut with a finger when tweezing to minimize discomfort and make hairs easier to grab.
Tweeze all off the hair above the brow that is outside of the penciled lines. Tweeze all of the hair under the arch that is outside of the lines.
Tweeze any hair at the end of the brow that is beyond the penciled-in point.
Accentuate the arch with an eyebrow pencil. Lightly fill in any sparse areas of the brow with the pencil, as well.