I am eyebrow obsessed. Not with those crazy, square, shiny brows that are all over Instagram, but with perfect, eye framing, face balancing brows. A well executed brow is a work of art.
Check out this brow story written by Juliana Chow for Career Girl Daily. There is a tutorial from Michelle Phan inside the story. I’m not sure I agree with her brow color theory, but I love her brow shape theory.
How To Get The Perfect Eyebrow Shape
Eyebrows are everywhere and anywhere these days, from runaway models to Instagram #browperfection, eyebrows are the most talked about beauty obsession of our time. Nowadays there are hundreds of make-up products on the market that will help you achieve your desired eyebrow look. You can even get thick Cara eyebrows with eyebrow extensions, that is apparently getting increasingly popular. Not that the fuzz is at all overrated because it is after all the brows that frame our eyes and face, which makes it important for us to know how to get the eyebrow shape perfectly right. Whether you want Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner eyebrows, or simply eyebrows that fit your personality, here is how you get them absolutely perfect-looking.
When you have a general idea of how you want your eyebrows to look, whether it is thick, thin or arched eyebrows, take a concealer and try concealing the areas that you want to trim, before tweezing away. When you are satisfied with the look, use a tweezer to pluck any unwanted hair between and below the area of your eyebrows. If the plucking hurts, use an ice cube to soothe the pain.
GRAB YOUR PENCIL, AND FILL ‘EM IN
Find a really good eyebrow pencil that fits your need, shape, and color. The rule of thumb is, that the color of your eyebrows should be 2-3 shades lighter if your have dark hair, and 2-3 shades darker if you have blonde hair. If you do not want to spend too much time filling in your eyebrows every day, the fastest and easiest method is using an eyebrow pencil. Though if you wish to upgrade your eyebrow game and spend a bit more time on perfecting them, try using a powder kit and brush. Note, that filling in your brows with powder will often make your brows appear softer, than they would with a pencil! When filling in your brows, try measuring your starting point, the natural arch and ending point of your brows. Lastly, set your eyebrows with a brow gel, so they will stay in place all day.
Juliana Chow, 19 and founder of julianachow.com, has a multinational background and currently lives in Copenhagen where she finished her study of International Business. She has a passion for traveling, blogging, social media and dreaming big.