Eyebrows take centre stage when it comes to wearing some outstanding makeup. While some of us tend to be lucky and have fully defined eyebrows, some may not for one reason or the other. Or you could even develop a hair condition that may cause your eyebrows to thin out. There are various reasons as to why you may have thinning eyebrows, but that does not mean that you need to put up with the same. You can use eyebrow pencil as well as other makeup accessories to define your brows, shape them, fill in the thinning parts and look spectacular for your efforts.
Step away from the tweezers
While eyebrows lend focus to your face and frame it perfectly, over-tweezing these brows can cause it to thin out; that’s something that you would want to avoid at all costs. While you may still need to use a tweezer, you may want to use it to remove any excess hair from your eyebrows at the end of a grooming session. Remember, where your eyebrows are concerned, it is important that your brows are thick enough and it can take a lot of work on your part to add more thickness to the same.
Shaping your eyebrows
When it comes to your eyebrows, you need to understand that everyone has a unique brow shape. And naturally what looks good on someone else may not necessarily be the right brow shape to opt for. Instead, you should try and shape the brows you have. Here’s what you would need for the same,
- Eyebrow brush
- Eyebrow gel
- Eyebrow pencil
- Eyebrow scissors
- Lash Comb
- Slanted tweezers and more
Steps to shape and make your eyebrows stunning
- Apply gel:
The first thing that you need to do is to wash and clean your face. After that, apply the gel to the brows, this is done to flatten those brows and to prevent any loose hairs as well as to keep it all in place. This should make it easier for you to shape and draw your brows.
- Remove excess hair:
You can now use tweezers to remove the excess hair from your brows. Unwanted hairs usually grow just below the brow line and are quite easy to spot. You need to remove the same with a pair of tweezers. Here is a free tip to enable you to lessen the pain. You can use ice cubes – just place them on your eyebrows and hold them in place for a few minutes. This should numb the skin and you should be able to pull out the unwanted hair without any pain. Just remember that as you pull out the hair, it would be advisable to do it in the direction of normal growth.
- Trims brows:
Now that you have pulled out the excess hair, it is time you trimmed down the excess growth. You can use the scissors and trim down some of that excess growth so that your brows do not appear to ‘bushy’. You may also want to go in for curved scissors as it should help enhance the arch in your eyebrows.
- Facial razor:
Yes, you may also want to use a facial razor to trim those eyebrows to the preferred length. Just use your fingers to spread your eyebrows and then gently pass the razor from the outer edges towards the inner ones. It should enable you to remove all the excess brows that you may have not managed to pull out with your tweezers.
- Measure angle:
Before you start drawing your eyebrows, you should know where and at what angle your eyebrows must be in. In other words, you need to measure the arch of your eyebrow. And before you get into a tizzy at the mention of ‘angle’, the whole process is quite easy. Use your eyebrow pencil, place it alongside your nose and it would show the ideal position for your brows to start. Now, move it to the outside of your eyes and it would show the perfect place for the arch and incidentally, the end of your brow needs to be at 45° from the outer arch.
- Fill in brows:
One common mistake most women tend to make is that they define the head of the brows thickly in relation to the rest. Your eyebrow should be defined equally from one end to the other. When it comes to filling your eyebrows, make sure that you use a flat-tipped eyebrow pencil. Use feathery strokes and do not use thick ones when it comes to defining the eyebrows. Remember to focus on those areas where you think that your brows have thinned out.
- Highlight brows:
This depends more on the person since not everyone wants to highlight their brows. But if you are going in for a well-defined look, which will help you stand out – then you need to use a highlighter pencil. You can use the highlighter pencil to better define your brows – just use it to highlight the lower brow bone. Some may use it above the brow as well, but that’s more of an individual choice. But the one thing that you can count on is that by using a highlight your eyebrows should look stunning in every sense of the word.
These are the essential tips that you need to follow when it comes to shaping and defining those eyebrows. Remember, your eyebrows also need regular maintenance so if you plan on sporting those perfect brows, you will have to groom them often. You also need to ensure that only the excess hair gets pulled out and that your eyebrows are about the optimal thickness. While there are several reasons as to why your eyebrows may be thinning, with the tips posted above, you can make them full again, in no time at all.