Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips – Eyebrow Shaping

Shaping your eyebrows is a great way to boost your overall appearance. You do not have to be a model to look great and shaping your eyebrows is a great place to start. Eyebrow shaping not only helps define the features on your face, but it can actually help you look and feel younger, as well as make the face look firmer at the same time. Having shaped eyebrows opens up your eye area, making your eye makeup even more enjoyable to wear.

Many people shy away from eyebrow shaping because they are afraid that they will either mess up or that it will hurt. However, you can minimize the sting and the chances of messing up if you know exactly what to do to perfect the art of eyebrow shaping.

Let’s Get Started!


The first thing you will want to do is start trimming the excess hair from the eyebrows. This alone can help your appearance. To trim the eyebrows, you should use a small pair of scissors or a mustache trimmer that comes with a comb to help guide you along.

The key to trimming your eyebrows without making errors is to do this two ways. First, comb the hair on the eyebrows up towards your forehead. Any hair that reaches beyond that of the natural brow line should be trimmed. Then you want to do the same thing again, only this time combing down, and trimming again what reaches beyond that of the natural brow line. Do this on both brows.


To know exactly what hairs should be tweezed, there is a great little technique. If you have pencil eyeliner in your makeup kit, take it out and put it against the side of your nose vertically. This means that it should start mid mouth and be near the eye’s tear duct. It is at this point your eyebrow should naturally start. If it doesn’t and you notice any hairs on the opposite side of the pencil – away from the brow – tweeze these hairs. Do this for both brows.

For the arch of the brow, take the same pencil eyeliner and place it diagonally. The pencil should rest on the outside of the eye’s iris, the nostril, and the mid mouth. Here is where you want to be careful. This should be a gradual thing, you do not want to overdo it. You want to gradually tweeze a line from the start of the brow to the arch.

For the end of the brow, again place the pencil eyeliner in a diagonal direction from outside eye corner, crossing the nostril and mid mouth section. For hairs that reach past that point, tweezing is necessary.

Finishing Up

Once you have finished tweezing and trimming, if you place the same pencil eyeliner in a horizontal line from start to end of the brow, you should find a straight and perfect line on both brows.

There are other ways of shaping your eyebrows as well, such as threading or waxing, but for these methods it is advisable that you enlist the help of your favorite salon to avoid any mistakes or accidents.

If you think that shaping and trimming your eyebrows is now your cup of tea then you can visit a beautician. A professional will cost you a bit but you wont have to worry about looking weird if you mess up. On the other hand it always pays to practice, so practice as much as you can and you will finally be able to shape your eyebrows like a pro. The tips mentioned above simplify the process of shaping and trimming your eyebrows. You need to remember never to exert too much pressure on your eyebrows or it can result in swelling.
Our suggestion is to save money and do it yourself, after all how knows your face better than you do?

Debrah Dragon is a writer for Beauty Items, a website about everything beauty-related – beauty tips, Boston hair salons, beauty supplies, etc. Debrah is also a featured author at


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