Eyes are typically the first thing someone notices when they look at your face—and your eyebrows frame your eyes. Your brows can really make your eyes pop and can give you a specific mood or expression you are trying to convey to the world.
You can get a perfect sculpted look by learning a few tricks about how to do eyebrows. Here are the ways to achieve it.
Waxing and Threading
Waxing and threading are both popular options for shaping your eyebrows. If you use retinol on your skin at all (found in some anti-aging creams) you will want to go with the threading treatment. Either way, it is a good idea to avoid skincare with active ingredients in the week or two before your treatment.
Waxing is best if your eyebrows tend to grow in downward directions. If this is normal for you, plucking your brows would result in a bald spot after you get one or two pesky hairs, leaving your brows looking sparse. Eyebrow waxing is also recommended if you have a lower tolerance for pain—because threading can hurt.
Tweeze Stray Hairs
For women who prefer the do-it-yourself method, the first step toward getting perfectly sculpted eyebrows is to regularly tweeze away any stray hairs. It keeps your brows groomed and neat. Concentrate on hairs that are particularly long.
You might even want to use grooming scissors in addition to tweezers, to trim down those wayward long curly hairs that pop up sometimes.
Condition Your Brows
It might sound odd, but if you add your favorite enhancers like coconut oil or castor oil to your eyebrows, it can really help to condition them and make them look fuller. Castor oil may even stimulate the growth of new hairs.
Brush Your Brows
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good eyebrow brush. Even no-name brands carry this makeup accessory. Many eyebrow pencils come with a spoolie or eyebrow brush on one end.
Comb along the lines of your brows, brushing the hairs in an upward motion to keep them together and neatly groomed. While you do this, you can find stray, uncooperative hairs and pluck them away.
Fill in Your Brows
Use a good eyebrow pencil to fill in your eyebrows. If you have dark hair, choose one that is two shades lighter and use a light touch. If your hair is very light, use a hue two shades darker. Be gentle when filling in your brows to avoid overpowering them.
You may also want to use a clear gel along the eyebrow line to keep them perfectly in place throughout the day. Another option is to use your brow brush again to smooth your eyebrows in place and to keep them looking neat.
If you prefer mascara to eyebrow pencil, you can use one in a color that closely resembles your natural hair. For instance, there are many shades of brown mascara you can use. Apply the wand in an upright motion to coincide with the natural arch of your brow hairs.
Following these steps will ensure that your eyebrows look perfectly sculpted. They will certainly make a statement and you will feel beautiful.