How to get the perfect eyebrow shape? Ever since Cara Delevingne became famous, eyebrows have become a thing. The thicker and darker, the better. To me eyebrows have always been very important because I feel they shape the face and add a lot of personality. The problem is is that my eyebrows are light and sparse:( That’s why I’ve done my research into the different ways that you can get beautiful brows.
There are two steps in achieving the perfect brows. The first step in how to get the perfect eyebrow shape is shaping them properly. The second one is touching them up with makeup (though if you have power-brows like Cara you won’t need this step!).
I’m going to cover both in this article.
There are a number of different ways to shape your eyebrows.
Plucking with tweezers
The cheapest way to shape your eyebrows is to pluck them with tweezers. This is something you can do on your own although I only recommend this if you have experience with it. It’s so easy to over pluck your brows and the results are often not so nice. I’ve been there, done that! So yes, I highly recommend that a professional doing it for you.
The downside of plucking is that the hairs grow back quickly. Also if you make a mistake and take out the wrong hairs they don’t always grow back. So you really need to know what you’re doing!
Threading is another way. It removes all the fine white hairs too which is nice because it gives your eyebrows more definition. The best beauticians use tweezers to finish it off nicely. This is to make sure they don’t remove any hairs by accident which can happen with threading since it’s very quick.
Waxing is also an option for shaping your eyebrows. This is the best for coarse thick hair that grows quickly. Waxing also makes the hairs grow back thinner and less coarse which is great for your unwanted hairs.
The downside of waxing is that it pulls on the skin leaving it rather red. You can apply oil a few hours before and it will reduce the swelling. Another downside is when you wax on a small area it’s hard to be in control and mistakes can happen. You also have to know how to do it properly. Waxing in the wrong direction can have catastrophic results on your eyebrows.
If you’re one of those who has removed too much hair (haven’t we all been there?!) don’t worry, you can use a growth serum that will help your brows recover and grow back quicker.
These are the most common ways to shape your eyebrows and they will help you get the perfect eyebrow shape. Let me know your favourite method in the comments below!
Onto step 2 of how to get the perfect eyebrow shape. It’s filling in your eyebrows. There are a number of ways to do this.
The first and most obvious is with an eyebrow kit or eyebrow pencil. When my eyebrows need some help I use the Mac angled brow brush and the Mac fluidline brow gelcreme which worked beautifully. To set my eyebrows I go over them with a brow finisher. I have the Mac Brow Set which sets the brows into shape and giving them a shine.
It takes a few times to get used to shaping your eyebrows like this but once you get the hang of it it’s pretty easy.
This is great if you have full but fair eyebrows. Its as it sounds- it tints your eyebrows. It usually lasts for around 4-6 weeks before fading. You can do this by yourself with an eyebrow tinting kit. The one I recommend is by Refectocil, it works really well. If you’re not a DIY type of person you can get this done by your beautician. It’s pretty cheap to get done and adds a lot!
If you’ve got thin, sparse hairs like me then this is for you. It’s one of the greatest things invented in my life and is a growing trend among women worldwide. In fact it’s all the rage at the moment. How to get the perfect eyebrow shape? Really microblading is all you need to get the perfect shape. You can customise the shape to suit your preferences.
However, for people who don’t want to spend that much on eyebrows or for whatever other reason they don’t want to do microblading, all the ways of shaping eyebrows that I wrote about are great and lead to beautiful results too .
Microblading is semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo. It is tattooing fine lines on your eyebrows to fill them in and to shape them. It looks AMAZING. Its like waking up every day with makeup already applied perfectly. So even if you’re having a bad hair day your eyebrows will still look phenomenal!! When your eyebrows look good you already look made up.
The procedure is rather costly and quite time consuming. It takes about an hour and a half to two hours. However, in the long run it saves you time every morning when you would usually spend a few minutes filling in your brows. It lasts for around a year.
One important thing to remember with this is look into who you’re using very well. If the procedure goes wrong it can do serious damage to your face so again please please do your research when choosing who to you.
I hope you enjoyed this article on how to get the perfect eyebrow shape. There are many ways and I hope I’ve helped you find the way that works best for you.