This post was specially requested by my sister who had over plucked her eyebrows when she was younger. Now she has had to learn how to fill out her brows since the hair has grown back very sparse and uneven.
Whether you like your brows heavily filled out or natural looking, shaping them properly is essential. Eyebrows frame the face and give us our facial expressions. Dark and thin brows make us look older while thicker more natural brows give a youthful appearance. However you prefer them, they have to be well groomed and shaped correctly.
I finished makeup school still struggling with this. It was while watching my mentor work during my apprenticeship that I learned a trick that helped me practice.
If you look up how to shape your eyebrows on the internet, you will see pictures that give you a basic guide on where to start, where to place the arch, and where to end the brow.
I noticed that my mentor would sometimes use the handle of his brush to measure as he drew in the brow of a model when she had oddly shaped brows and he had to totally reshape them. This is where I got the idea of connecting the dots!
The idea is to make the face look as symmetrical as possible. I like to work on both brows at the same time, making progress by section and working towards the tail slowly. This way I can compare the evenness & similarity of both brows as I go. It also eliminates having to keep erasing or adding product. You don’t want to end up with eyebrows that resemble two thick caterpillars because you’ve had to keep on adding product on one brow, and then the other in an attempt to even them out.
The more you practice, the more you’ll be able to draw in your brows by feel. When in doubt though, pull out that brush handle and measure. I still do this from time to time.