Eyebrow Tutorial

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In this day and age, YouTube beauty gurus are flooding the scene. Viewers need to understand the most important part of their face is the eyebrows.

Eyebrows essentially create the face. If we didn’t have eyebrows, I’m pretty sure we all would be waiting to be casted for the next “Planet of the Apes” film. Eyebrows come in several shapes and sizes, from short and long to bushy and thin. With so many choices, it can be very confusing to determine and construct the perfect eyebrow. Here is a guide that can be of great assistance.

The shape of one’s eyebrow depends on the shape of that person’s face. To every eyebrow, there is a standard. All eyebrows have three parts: the head or beginning of the eyebrow, the arch, the highest part of the eyebrow, and the tail, the end of the eyebrow.

To avoid a mistaken unibrow, the head of the eyebrow should go no further than the crease of the nostril. The arch should line up with the right side of your right pupil, and vice versa for your left side. The tail extends to the outer corner of your eye and should never touch the side of your face, unless you are attempting to widen your facial appearance. Placing a pencil on the outer portion of your nostril and angling it towards each section of the eyebrow can measure all these.

Though most people choose to get their eyebrows shaped or snatched, by professionals in salons, the same results can be achieved at home using tweezers and home waxing kits. When shaping your eyebrows remember a thinner eyebrow with a higher arch brings a more exciting look to the face. Using stencils can help you achieve this look.

The most crucial part of the eyebrow process is filling in your eyebrows. An excellent eyebrow is always lighter with toward the front and proceeds to get deeper in color towards the tail. Using your hair color to guide you, pick either a pencil or powder that best suits your skin tone. Do not use black as your color of choice. It will not only give off a masculine and overly chiseled look but will draw attention to imperfections.

If you want to add dimension and sculpt your eyebrows, use concealer one shade lighter than your foundation, and trace the lower portion of eyebrow. Next, do the same on top. The important step is to blend. This will give the eyebrow a natural highlight. Finally, do not outline your entire eyebrow with the concealer.

Utilize these points and you will be amazed at how much a little eyebrow grooming can uplift your face.

  • Stephanie Banaci, Contributor