Eyebrows 101: Get Perfectly Shaped Eyebrows!

Brow Shaping Example 4

Hi! Beauties! Today, as requested, I am going to attempt to show illustrations on how to shape your eyebrows. If you have never had them professionally done, I would suggest for your first time to go and have them done by a professional.  I would also recommend if you are a beginner, like myself, and you haven’t already read about what brow products I am using now, you can check these products out in my Anastasia Brow Article. If you can’t afford all of what I got, no worries, I would at least recommend the  Anastasia Brow Kit. It will have all that you actually need to get a great eyebrow look. You can get it online on Sephora’s website. For your convenience, I have a link in the right side bar for Sephora or you could go to Anastasia’s website to purchase it. This article is going to be more focused for someone who has just missed an appointment or someone that is  just trying to maintain their eyebrow shape until their next brow appointment.

Tools you are going to need:

  • Spoolie Brush: I would suggest one with an eyebrow brush on other end. The spoolie will be used to brush brow hair up and away and the eyebrow slanted brush head will be used to help fill in brows, if you use an powder.
  • Small scissors: Should be actual brow scissors that are sharp.
  • Brow Pencil or Brow Powder
  • Long handled but small brush head eye shadow brush. (could just use a pencil/pen) This item will only be used for a guide like in the above picture.
  • Tweezers: It is very important to have a good pair of sharp tweezers. Anastasia or Tweezerman has good ones. This is the most important tool of all for your brows.

Brow Shaping Example 1

Brow Shaping Example 2

In the first picture right above here, you will see what they call The Golden Ratio. It shows you where your eyebrows should start, where the top of your arch should be and where your eyebrow should end. The second picture right above shows a more exaggerated picture of the 3 important points of your eyebrow. Now lets go over the steps:

  1. Use your spoolie brush to brush your brow hair up and away.
  2. After you have brushed all the hairs in one direction, snip any strands that are noticeably longer than the others. Always cut across the top of the brow, never down.
  3. Before you pluck, use your eyebrow pencil or brush and powder to mark your 3 guide points. The inner edge of your brow should line up with the outside of your nose.
  4. The highest point of your arch should be where the diagonal line extending from the outside of your nose to the outside of your pupil would hit.
  5. The outer edge of your brow should taper off at the point where your eyebrow and the diagonal line from your nose to the outside corner of your eye would intersect.
  6. Using your pencil or brush/powder to fill in your brows using the 3 point guideline you just made, then pluck away the strays.

Brow Shaping Example 3

The above picture shows you a white outlined (for a vision) shaped and filled eyebrow. It takes practice but you can fill in your brows and pluck just some stray hairs in between going and getting your eyebrows professionally waxed and shaped. If I can do it, I know you can to. I do want to make it clear that I only fill in my brows and pluck just the stray hairs away between my brow appointments.  I have to admit that I use to not understand why people would spend so much money on a pair of tweezers, until now, now I understand. Your tweezers makes all the difference with your precision while plucking your eyebrows. I just wished I had gone to Dallas to the Anastasia Brow Studio before I had bought my Tweezerman’s tweezers. Oh! Well! I now have 2 good pair of tweezers. One for my purse and one for my makeup room.

I hope you have learned something new about shaping your eyebrows today. Let me know below in comments if you would like an article with further details on choosing your brow color and filling in your already groomed brows. I hope you will subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already, it is free and you will be notified when any new articles are published on this blog. I  love to read any comments, suggestions or feedback. Also please feel free to leave any questions you may have for me. I read and respond to all my comments and questions. As always you can also connect with me through any of my social media icons, I am just a click away!

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  • Nathalie

    As usual Beth, another terrific post, wow I just love your wish list too. Hugs xoxoxoxo

    • Thank you! You know me that is just the tip of the ice burg of my wish list….LOL!

  • I had no idea about the three points and how to find all that info! Very interesting indeed, but I wonder if it really works on all races and face types. A little on the side, I always read that natural looking eyebrows should be filled lighter on the inner corners and darkest at the tail–to me this makes NO sense. Maybe because I’m Asian or something and most people I know/can think of from memory are Asian, that advice seems exact opposite to me! Everyone I know has thickest/darkest eyebrows near their nose and then their tails are where it gets wispy…Idk where that advice originated from…

    • That is what I have also read about them being filled in with a lighter color in the inner corners and darker on tail, I am not for sure where it originates from either. I honestly think it is up to each individual on their preferences and what they like. I think the 3 point Golden Ratio will work for any race or face type, it is just up to you on high you want your arch to me and whether you want the arch to be rounded or angled. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

  • marithe

    Hi Beth, thanks for sharing this! I am a middle age Asian w/a big problem with regards with my brows, had it tattooed(because of an accident) when I was younger and now it’s fading…don’t want to have it retouch as I am not as young as before. Hope u can help me how to fix this, thanks a lot!

    • Thanks for asking me for help! My honest suggestion is if you have access to an actual Anastasia Brow Studio, I would go there due to the people their are professionally trained by Anastasia how to do brows. If you don’t i would research areas around you see if you can find a brow specialist in any salons. If you want to just try products at home, I would suggest ordering the Anastasia Brow Kit plus an eyebrow pencil to help to define them. I like the Anastasia brow wiz because it is such a small tip pencil it looks more natural. Maybelline has one called define a brow that is not bad also.