How to Shape Your Eyebrows at Home

A beauty trend that will always stay with us are bold brows. We all want the perfect eyebrows, but many of us don’t have the time or money to get them routinely done. Luckily for you, you can shape your eyebrows at home with these simple tips!

Tip #1 To Shape Your Eyebrows: Leave Them Alone

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Some of us get “tweezer happy” and have the need to tweeze our eyebrows everyday. However, this prevents your brows from reaching their full potential. Especially if you want to achieve fuller and thicker eyebrows, let your brows grow out! This includes no tweezing or touching them for a good 6-8 weeks. By leaving them alone, not only will your eyebrows get longer, but you will start to see your natural eyebrow shape.

Tip #2: Find Your Shape

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You can’t properly shape your eyebrows unless you see and discover the shape you want. Whether you let your eyebrows grow on their own or not, you can easily shape your brows properly with these steps. To find the beginning of your brows, hold a brow pencil vertically at the middle of each nostril, then mark that spot with an eyeliner pencil for later reference. Next, pivot the pencil to the outside of your iris to find your eyebrow arch, then make another mark. Finally, swing the pencil until it grazes the outer corner of your eye to find the the tail end of your arch. Now you’re set to start on your brows!

Tip #3: Give Them A Trim

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Not only do you have to remove unwanted hair, you need to trim those long eyebrow hairs. Use a small scissor made for nails or specifically eyebrows, and get to clipping! You only want to cut down the long hairs that standout, without giving your brows too close of a crop. To easily do this, brush your eyebrow hair up with a brow or mascara brush first. Then trim those pieces, one hair at a time.

Tip #4: Use Oil & Gel

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To prep for plucking your eyebrows, you should use a generous amount of your favorite facial oil. Gently massaging this on the brow bone will prevent your hair from breaking, along with calming down your skin and hair follicle. This will take the edge off the skin’s sensitivity from tweezing, too. Afterwards, you can calm any more irritation and redness with a cooling gel. This cream also tightens the pores, immediately making your brows look better after doing them.

Tip #5: Less is More

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You can skip the waxing or threading session, for tweezing actually creates a more natural effect. It’s also less painful if you pluck hairs in the direction of the hair growth while holding the skin taut. Only tweeze stray hairs at the beginning of your brows, beneath your arch, and beyond the end of the tail. Make sure to do this in natural lighting, stepping away from your mirror to gain perspective and to prevent overdoing it. Now you’re ready to fill those babies in! Watch an easy tutorial here.

Let us know how you shape your eyebrows at home and show us your bold brows by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY, Snapchat @Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun vlogs!

xoxo,

Gina

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Gina Gargiulo

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Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.

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