1. Don’t wax underneath your brow
Waxing can limit regrowth and thin out your eyebrows. If you have stubborn hairs in the area, try threading, so you won’t run the risk of someone who is inexperienced waxing off too large an area in one go!
2. Don’t pluck or wax above your eyebrow
This can cause your eyebrows to either be too thin or to slant downwards, neither of which will accentuate your face shape!
3. Find a pencil that is the right color for your skin tone and hair color
If you have dark hair, look for a pencil 1-2 shades lighter than your hair color. If you have light hair, try a shade darker. You should also consider whether you have warm or cool tones in your skin! If you have warm reddish tones to your skin, always go with an ashy colored pencil to combat redness.
4. Learn your shape
Hold a pencil up to one side of the bridge of your nose. Your eyebrow should start at this line. The arch should begin above the outer edge of your iris. The tip, or outside of your eyebrow, should follow the curve of your eye and taper gradually from the arch.
5. Brush up
This is a great tip to follow to avoid making your eyebrows too thick or too thin. If you have over plucked your eyebrows, or feel they are a little thin, try brushing the hairs upwards before using brow pencil. This will give the appearance of thicker brows, and give a better line to follow with a pencil when filling your brows in. If your eyebrows are too thick, brush the hairs upwards before plucking to ensure you only pluck the hairs below.
6. Follow the natural angle of the hairs
This sounds obvious, but quite often your eyebrow hair does not all angle the same way. Usually, the hair near the bridge of your nose will angle upwards, while the hair on the center of your brow will angle outwards towards the side of your face. Follow these lines in a hair stroke pattern with your eyebrow pencil for a much more natural looking brow.
7. Set your eyebrow pencil or powder with finishing powder or brow gel (optional)
While eyebrow makeup is usually not waterproof, setting your makeup will at least stop the everyday oils and moisture from your skin affecting your beautifully made up brows!