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Eyebrows: Tweezing and Shaping (3)

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{PRO TIP: When you’re using the premade wax strips to shape your brows, there’s a neat trick that will make things much easier for you. Hold the pair of strips (stuck together) over your brow and take a Sharpie or other fine-point marker and draw the line of the shape you want for your brows – arched, rounded, etc. Then take your scissors and cut the strips along this line. You can use the bottom half to shape the underside of the brow and the upper half to do the top. Since the strips are stuck together, when you separate them, you have mirror images of the cut so they’ll be perfect for the two eyes. You’ll still want to be careful, but you’ll have a much easier time of shaping the brows as you desire them.}
The Perfect Brow:
As mentioned earlier, there is a commonly accepted formula to create what is felt to be the perfect eyebrow shape. It is an arched look that is customized for your face. Here are the how to's for this “perfect brow”:
the perfect brow shape
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Look straight into a mirror and hold a pencil against one nostril. The point where the pencil comes in contact with your brow is where your eyebrow should start. Remove the hairs between the eyebrows.
Get the right arch by angling the pencil to the outer side of your pupil, so that the eraser end is at the side of your nostril and the top is just past the middle of your eye. The spot where the pencil hits the eyebrow is where the top of the arch should be, about three-quarters of the way out. Create a line that tapers upwards to this point.
Next, angle your pencil so that it lines up with the outer corner of the eye. The point where it hits the eyebrow is where the eyebrow should end. Of course, it should taper slightly and curve downward.
Finally, finish the brows by using your eyebrow pencil to fill in the brows. Remember to use light, short strokes to create a feathered effect rather than a hard, solid line.
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