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Picture of Perfect Eyebrows
For many years, I was paying about 30 dollars a month to get my eyebrows groomed professionally at salons. When I did the math and realized that was 360+ dollars a year, I couldn't allow this wallet-massacre to keep happening. I invested in a few good pairs of tweezers and decided to groom my brows from that point forward.

In the following steps, I will describe how I retain a natural shape for my brow, and clean them up to get that salon look.

Step 1: Materials

I use the following items when shaping my brows:
  • Tweezers
    • broad tipped set
    • as well as fine tipped set (see photo)
  • Rubbing Alcohol and Cotton Pads (for occasional cleaning of tweezers)
  • Brow Pencil that matches your brow color
  • Brow Brush
  • Small Scissor
  • Highlight Pencil or White Eyeliner
  • Brow Gel

Step 2: A History Lesson & Helpful Tips

Picture of A History Lesson & Helpful Tips
The best thing you can do for your face shape is to go with your natural brow shape. I know I have a full brow, and it would look pretty strange if I suddenly thinned them out a bunch. I work with the shape that my genetics gave me, but just clean it up a bit with scissors and light tweezing.

Some of the most historically sensational eyebrows have been on the faces of movie stars. If you look at the grid, you'll see that most of these starlets brows appear natural and full. The ones that are thin are drawn back in with dark pencil. For a natural look, you barely use an eyebrow pencil at all. If you have to use a pencil, it is to fill in sparse spots. (I have a small scar on my left eyebrow that I often gently dust with an eyebrow pencil)

Eyebrow pencil is not as waxy as eyeliners and other makeup pencils, it is more of a powdery pencil that requires a light touch when applying. Use sparingly.
 
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kakmer6 months ago

Very good! Looks a lot better than the "shaved and sharpie surprise" eyebrows! Nice, natural look!

babybayrs1 year ago
Where do you find the white highlight pencil and clear brow gel? Thanks for the posting, very helpful.
audreyobscura (author)  babybayrs1 year ago
I got both at SALLY Beauty Supply by my house. I am pretty sure they are a national chain.
Thanks. It seems there is a relatively close Sally Beauty here.
You might be able to find some at Sally's Beauty or somesuch.
Thanks. It seems there is a relatively close Sally Beauty here.
nanaverm1 year ago
Thanks for the How-To! I just learned (after 60 yrs!) how to determine the natural eyebrow line: Scowl as hard as you can, and the indented fold is where your eyebrow should fall at the outer side of your eyes. Hope this is helpful. Also, eyebrow powder is subtle for filling in skimpy areas.
agent_991 year ago
Thanks for posting this! This is very helpful for clueless persons such as myself!
I do this the same way! That's super awesome.
Audrey quick! I'll hold her down! You pluck!

this picture is oddly spooky when it's so large, hahaha
ktzala1 year ago
Thanks a lot! I will try it out and let you know how it goes xD
merijnvw1 year ago
dont manipulate your body :[
Dang girl! Nice work. I have a legit unibrow (we're talking Frida Kahlo here) so I always pluck. I never knew about trimming. GONNA TRY IT FOR SURE.