Our Top 7 Eyebrow Tips
Once upon a time, eyebrows were something we paid very little attention to. In the beauty world, eyebrows have become an essential part of any grooming or makeup routine, even if you’re looking to get a natural brow look!
There’s plenty of advice on how to shape your eyebrows and how to make the whole process easier, so to sift through some of that advice, we’ve rounded up our very favourite eyebrow tips to help you make the most of your eyebrows – natural or otherwise.
1. Find the best eyebrows for your face shape
Not all eyebrow shapes will suit you, so it’s important to know which eyebrows will complement your face shape best. There are five different face shapes, and you can adjust the shape of your eyebrows to suit each:
- Oval – an already balanced face shape, a full brow will draw further attention to the eyes for a flattering finish
- Round – add a few more angles to your face with a structured, arched eyebrow
- Square – to soften the boxy angles of a square face, try highlighting an accented arch
- Heart – create a rounded arch to soften the sharp features of this face shape
- Long – choose to create a shorter eyebrow with a long arch to fill out a longer face
2. Where to start your eyebrows
It can be tricky to know where to start drawing your eyebrows; too close together and you’re looking at a monobrow effect, too far apart and you can risk making your eyes look a little spaced out.
A good rule of thumb when working out where to start your eyebrows is to take an item such as a pencil or a makeup brush and hold it up against the side of your nose – ideally you want the beginning of your brow line to line up with your nostrils.
3. How to fade eyebrows
Eyebrows should appear lighter closer towards your nose and get darker towards the outer tail. Fading your eyebrows can enhance this look to help you achieve a stylish shape that frames your eye perfectly.
- Choose two powder colours similar in appearance; a lighter and a darker shade
- Line in the outer edges of your eyebrow with a brow pencil that matches your natural colour
- Make sure to darken the pencil strokes towards the end of the brow, creating a defined tail that ends with a point
- Use an angled brush to apply the lighter colour to the start of your brow
- Fill in your brows at the end with the darker shade, then blend the two shades over your arch (try using a spoolie brush to blend)
- Take either a concealer pencil or light eyeshadow and apply underneath the line of your eyebrow to clean the shape
- Set your eyebrows with a clear brow gel or clear mascara to keep them in place!
4. What are HD eyebrows
There are so many different eyebrow styles around that understanding the different kinds can be a difficult task. We’ve already covered how to find a natural brow shape and how to create a faded eyebrow look, but what are HD eyebrows?
HD Brows is actually a trademarked eyebrow treatment, often mistaken for an eyebrow trend. The HD Brows treatment can only be carried out by trained stylists and involves a range of eyebrow treatments including:
If you want to create the HD eyebrows treatment for yourself, investing in the right eyebrows treatment and tools can be a great way to achieve the fuller eyebrow look of HD brows in no time!
5. How to fix uneven eyebrows
Uneven eyebrows can be a nightmare, but can be fixed. Whether you’ve shaped your eyebrows unevenly or you simply can’t create the right shape with your makeup, we’ve got a solution to help you fix uneven eyebrows in no time:
- Leave your brows untouched for around four to six weeks so you have something to work with!
- Once they’ve grown out, use a pencil or a makeup brush to check your levels are even.
- If one eyebrow is higher than the other, tweeze underneath the lowest eyebrow and make sure that the highest eyebrow doesn’t arch too high.
- Use a pencil or makeup brush to find the start point of your eyebrow (ideally in line with your nostril) then use the same pencil or brush but angle it from your nose to the corner of your eye to work out where your eyebrow should end – mark these points with an eyebrow pencil.
- Mark the point where your arch should be – aim for two-thirds of the way towards the end of your eyebrow and avoid creating a centre arch
- Using a spoolie brush, comb your eyebrows upwards and carefully trim any extra-long hairs
- Fill in any sparse areas or your brows with an eyebrow pencil or powder
6. How to make eyebrow tweezing less painful
The fact is that tweezing is painful – we’ve suffered through many an eyebrow plucking session cringing and blinking away the tears, but there are ways to ease the pain while you pluck!
- Take a hot shower – this opens up your follicles making it easier to tweeze hairs out
- Use ice – this will numb the area to reduce pain before, and reduce inflammation afterwards
- Sharpen your tweezers – this makes sure that they grip the hair first time!
- Hold the skin taut – taut skin and quick plucking skills prevent your tweezers from slipping
- Tweeze in the direction of growth – grab the hair by the base and pull in the direction it grows so you remove the root
7. How to soothe eyebrow irritation
If you prefer to wax your eyebrows rather than pluck them, you may suffer from irritation afterwards. Unfortunately, this can cause a rash of red bumps around your eyebrows. To soothe eyebrow irritation, try these methods:
- Avoid applying makeup to the affected area
- Apply an anti-inflammatory cream such as witch hazel or hydrocortisone
- Hold a little ice to the affected area to reduce redness and swelling
- Don’t be tempted to touch or squeeze at the area
We hope that you’ve found our eyebrow tips helpful – to pick up all the tools you’ll need to style and maintain perfect brows, discover our eyebrow collection here at Beauty Base.