But mine are cousins *sobs* The hairs like to grow in different directions...
Since I haven't been to a professional brow groomer in quite a bit, I thought I'd take shaping into my own hands.
Mind you, I lack the skill in determining the shape of my brows simply by feeling my bone structure (that's what experts do!) so what I did was I dissected my brows with some basic geometry. I'll explain what each colored line means and take you through step by step how I shape and fill in my eyebrows.
Note: This shaping method should apply to most oriental Asian features. If you have a more prominent brow bone, this may not work for you. Please consult a professional eyebrow groomer if you haven't already have shaped eyebrows. The measurements do not have to be precise
Red: The "head" of you brow should start at the vertical line of where the inner corner of your eye is. If you have wide set eyes, you may overlap the line and if you have close set eyes, you can move in towards the eye
Blue: The bottom tip of the "head" and the "tail" should end on the same horizontal line
Yellow: A more common way to determine where the "tail" should end is the diagonal line that connects the side of your nose and the outer corner of your eye
Pink: Most eyebrow grooming guides would suggest the arch to be vertical to the outer side of the pupil. I prefer to place my arch slightly more towards the outer corner of my eye to make my eye appear longer/wider
Purple: The slant of the "tail" should be parallel to the outer slant of your eye
Green: The slant of the "body" should be diagonal and not so much curved. The top of the body should be parallel to the bottom. You may keep the same width throughout the entire body but I prefer to make the top of the arch more rounded so that my brows won't look too pointy, which can result it to look rather harsh
Let's start marking! You'll need a white pencil and a ruler...
First you mark the "head" where your brow should begin. Next, mark the horizontal line to determine where the "tail" ends
Then, mark the horizontal line where your arch should be. Following that, match up the pinnacle of your arch with the other side of your brow by placing the ruler horizontally
After that, mark the diagonal line of the "body". To mark where your eyebrow should end, simply place the ruler at the side of your nose joining up to the outer corner of the eye
The region marked in white is where you tweeze! To make tweezing less painful, do it when your out of a hot shower or apply a warm compress to the brow area prior to tweezing
This is what the brow looks like after tweezing
Using a spoolie, brush your hair upwards and the bits sticking out should be where you trim the brows with a brow grooming scissors
Now we can start filling them brows in!
Using an eyebrow pencil, wax or powder, draw the bottom line of the "body" and the "tail"
Using the bottom line as a guide, start filling in the rest of the brow and define the arch. There's no need to fill in the "head"
Using an angled eyebrow brush, blend the color from the "body" to the "head". Use a cotton bud to clean up any messes or to tone down the arch
We're done! If you've made it through this daunting tutorial, give yourself a pat on the back. Well-groomed brows take practice and a lot of slip-ups but they're worth the trouble. When I first discovered makeup, I never did bother much about my eyebrows but as I dabbled in deeper, I've come to realize that the eyebrows can make or break a look. Don't worry if it takes forever for you to get your brows looking right, you'll get the hang of it eventually.
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