How to find the ideal shape of your eyebrows

The truth is that there is no one face that's exactly the same. What about twins? You know what I mean! My point is that in order to find the right hair style, contour, or in this case, eyebrow shape for you, you have to use your own features as your point of reference. From there you can enhance your face in the most natural way possible.

Today I'm going to share a common technique used by pros to find a face's ideal brow shape! You will need any long straight object to measure. For convenience, I used my eyebrow pencil (Avon Perfect Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown).

Step 1: Find out where the inner point of your eyebrows should begin. Place the pencil parallel to your nose, poiting upwards. The point where your brow and pencil intersects is your starting point.

Step 2: Find the highest mid-point, or arch, of your brows. From the tip of your nose, angle the pencil and have it go over your pupil (center of the eyes). The point where your brows and pencil intersects is the arch.

Step 3: Finally, you have to find the end point of your brows. It should ideally be on top of the outer corner of your eyes. Just tilt the pencil further, resting over the outermost part of your eyes. There you have your tip.

Step 4: Now that you have the ideal length and height of your brows, you need to determine how thick or thin you want it. Ideally, you should just follow along the lines of the brow hairs. If you want your eyebrows thicker and more luscious, just extend beyond the line - still following it. If you want thinner-looking lashes, follow the normal line but use a lighter pencil/gel/wax product to get the thin effect.

Shade from the inner corner in upward strokes, going outwards

Voila! This is already great, but I wanted soft eyebrows for this look so I blended the color out with a spoolie.

And that's it! Super easy, as usual. Just practice and use the right eyebrow product, of course. Pencils for those who want a quick brow job, wax for unruly and thick brows, pen/powder for sparse and thin brows. :)

Here are some of my favorites:

Benefit Brow Zings

Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow pencil in 09 Walnut Brown

Review and tutorial: the K-Palette Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow

Hope this helps!