Eyebrows 101: Get Perfect Brows in 5 Steps

Having perfect brows is extremely important because they help frame your face. If you’re a beginner at applying makeup, learning how to do your brows is part of the basics. It may take you a while at first to do your brows every morning but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it shouldn’t take you longer than five minutes!  

Want your brows looking on fleek every day? Listen up, class is in sesh! 

 

Step 1: Define your brow shape

Before reaching for your brow makeup, start by defining a shape that suits you. Avoid following brow trends as they come and go and what is trending may not always suit you. Instead, embrace your natural shape! Everyone has a different and unique face shape so it’s best to play around with what you’ve got until you find a shape that sticks and feels like you

You can go for an eyebrow wax or threading to clean up your brows, but you can also use a pair of tweezers. Just be careful not to over pluck! If you’re in doubt, leave it to the professionals at a salon. 

If you have a round face, go for a high arch to lengthen your face and avoid rounded brows as this will only make your face appear even rounder. For an oval face shape, you can pretty much get away with any brow shape but an ideal one is softly curved brows. Flat or straight eyebrow shapes are perfect for those with long faces as this helps the face appear shorter. 

If you’re in need of a tweezer: 

 

Step 2: Groom your eyebrows

Now that you’ve sorted out which shape suits you best, it’s time to get to work. Just like the hair on your head, your eyebrows need a little bit of grooming too. Use a spoolie to gently brush your eyebrows upwards then brush them towards your temples for a neat look. You can get a separate spoolie to do this or you can find them attached on most eyebrow pencils like Etude House’s Drawing Eye Brow.

Get grooming:

 

Step 3: Pencil in all the sparse spots

Don’t worry if your eyebrows aren’t naturally thick, because this is where eyebrow pencils come to the rescue. Eyebrow pencils are great for filling in sparse spots. Simply draw individual hairs using short flicks to mimic your natural hair. KARADIUM’s Flat Eyebrow Pencil has an ultra-fine tip that’s perfect for filling in and defining your brow shape. Remember to apply with a light hand and pick an eyebrow pencil in a shade that’s closest to your hair color for a more natural look. 

Eyebrow pencils to try:

 

Step 4: Use eyebrow powder to achieve full-looking brows 

For fuller, thicker brows, you really can’t go wrong with brow powder. After you’ve penciled in your sparse spots, grab a small angled brush and dip it in an eyebrow powder like SKINFOOD’s Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake. Start by applying the powder to the bottom part of your brows and working your way up to the top hairs, creating a soft look. Formulated with cacao powder, the Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake give a smooth finish and you can rely on it to give you more defined brows. 

 

Eyebrow powders to try: 

 

Step 5: One last brush

After you’re done applying your eyebrow pencil and powder, take one last look in the mirror and check if everything’s in place. If you notice any harsh lines, simply grab your spoolie and give your eyebrows one last brush through. This helps to blend everything together for a more natural look.

You can also set your brows with a brow gel like L.A. Colors’ Browie Wowie Brow Tinted Gel. This brow gel will add even more definition to your brows and keeps them in place all day. Think of it like your makeup finishing spray.

And there you have it, five quick steps for perfect brows. Class dismissed!