How-To: Groom and Shape Your Eyebrows

How-To: Groom and Shape Your Eyebrows

It’s no secret that great-looking brows are as essential to a woman as a trusty pair of black leather pumps. From catwalk to sidewalk, a perfectly groomed pair of arches frame the eyes, soften the complexion and give a more youthful look to the face.

They can be tricky though—over-plucking is a a slippery slope and finding the perfect shape for your face might not be as intuitive as you thick. This step-by-step tutorial will show you a few easy steps on how to groom, shape and define your arches. Remember—eyebrows are sisters, not twins (I should know, mine are practically half-cousins) so don’t fret if they aren’t identical.

Armed with these tips and tricks as well as a few trusty tools from Sally Hansen, anyone can get runway-worthy brows in no time.

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  • Step 1
  • Step 1

    Brush brow hairs upwards with the brow brush included in the Sally Hansen The Now Brow Perfect Arch Brow Kit ($9).

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    Use the angled scissors to trim any stray or extra long brow hairs. It’s easiest to cut the brow hairs against the direct of growth.

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    Create anchor points by holding the brow shaper next to the nose. Mark the spots with the brow shaper pointing upwards, at the arch where it crosses in front of the pupil when looking forward, and at the tail end of the brow when touching the outer corner of the eye.

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    Connect the dots with a light eyeliner or concealer to create an outer edge guideline.

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    Use the Sally Hansen Raise Some Brows Slant Tip Tweezers ($7) to pluck stray hairs that are on or outside of the guidelines.

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    If using a concealer pencil or an eyeliner similar to your skintone, blend the product into the skin with a sponge. This will help to reduce redness and highlight the brow area. Otherwise, use a makeup remover to remove the guideline.

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    Clean the eyebrow hairs of any pluckings or makeup with a cotton swab and some makeup remover.

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    Brush brow hairs back into shape. Avoid tweezing any small hairs that you now see that were inside the guideline—brow pencil will hide them!

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    This step is optional, but for those who want an ultra-smooth finish, use the brow razor on The Now Brow to shave fine baby hairs on top or at the outer edges of the brows. Lay the razor flat and gently shave against the hair growth.

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    Fill in sparse areas within brows with a pencil or powder, then set with a brow gel to hold their shape.

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  • Finished!
  • Finished!

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