Written by Stylist Mia
Raise your hand if you had pencil-thin eyebrows at one point in your life. I know I did, along with blue eyeshadow and frosted lips. The 90s will forever be my favorite, but I sure am glad those trends have (hopefully) seen their final days. If not, I have a collection of blurry photos I can pull out for your viewing pleasure!
While we embrace our voluptuous brows today, we still don’t know exactly what to do with them. I attribute our lack of knowledge to our 90s roots. We didn’t learn from the best examples! Up until a few months ago, I had never even had my brows waxed or threaded. That’s right, I was Queen of the Tweezers and prone to over-plucking. It’s really not hard to do when you don’t know what you’re doing. Before you know it, the perfect brow shape you were trying to create is lopsided and sparse, and you’re left with no choice but to spend $30 on brow makeup at Sephora to fill in the gaps...just me? Maybe. But I think we can all agree that it’s hard to recreate those beautiful brow shapes we see on Pinterest. Nobody wants to be the subject of a Pinterest Fail meme, especially if it’s about brows!
When I met Amanda at The Brow Boutique in Southlake, I finally found my answer. I don’t have to worry about making my brows perfect—she can do it for me! Bye-bye, tweezers! Amanda filled in not only my brows, but also my knowledge about the shape I’ve been wanting to achieve. Here’s everything you need to know about creating the perfect arch!
HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT BROW SHAPE
1. Stop plucking!
2. Your brows should begin vertical to the center of each nostril, arch at the outside of your iris, and end at the outer corner of your eye.
3. Brows need trimming too. Amanda brushes brows up and gives them a swift trim without cutting too short.
4. Waxing is an easy and efficient way to maintain your shape. I’m in and out with perfect brows in less than 15 minutes.
5. If you have some sparse areas, use a brow brush and powder to fill in the gaps. Be sure to follow the shape of your brow from the beginning, to your arch, and down to the ends.
6. It is okay to fill your brows a little darker than your hair color. After lining and filling, use a brow brush to achieve the tone and intensity you want.
7. Wait about 4-6 weeks before your next trim or shape-up.
In my opinion, the most important tip is to go to an expert you trust! Build a relationship with a brow technician who knows your face, your brows, your growth plan (if you have sparse areas like me), and the look you want. It’s also fun to have somebody to catch up with every time you come in for an appointment.
I hope these tips enlightened you to shape your brows to success, or—for those of you in the Dallas-Fort Worth area—to go see Amanda at the Brow Boutique and let her create the perfect arch for you. Enjoy your new brows, babes!