9 Tips To Define Your Eyebrows At Home Like A Pro

Written by , BA Hons Indrani Karmakar BA Hons linkedin_icon Experience: 2.5 years

One of the most noticeable aspects of a person’s face is their eyebrows. Neatly groomed eyebrows bring out your best features and add a touch of your personality to your face. On the other hand, the sharper they are, the more intimidating you look! However, truth be told, eyebrows grow pretty fast, and maintaining them will make you rush to the salon twice a month. So, how about doing it on your own? Even though it is not something you can master in a day, with proper knowledge and technique, you might be able to do them perfectly with a few practices. Read on to learn how!

1. Understand The Structure Of Your Eyebrow


A typical error we make when shaping eyebrows is not understanding the start, peak, and tail of the shape. Knowing the inner corner, height, and end of the brow is essential before styling it.

2. Learn About The Different Types Of Eyebrows

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Eyebrows come in various styles and colors, but they can be roughly categorized into four main groups. Once you know them, you can define them, trim away excess hair, or fill in gaps to achieve symmetry.

3. Eyebrows Are Never Identical


No two sets of eyebrows are the same, so it’s unlikely that you’ll ever be able to make them seem identical. Different muscle movements trigger the shape of eyebrows, hence they can’t be the same.

4. Understand The Shape Of Your Face

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What area of your face is the largest (the forehead, the cheeks, or the jawline)? What shape is your jawline (round, square, or pointed)? How long is your face (short, medium, or long)? Experts suggest taking precise measurements to know your shape better.

5. Understand Which Eyebrow Goes With Which Shape


It’s challenging to figure out what eyebrow will look best on you. The rule of thumb is to pick the brow shape that is the exact opposite of your own.

  • Round Face

The proportion between length and breadth is about right. So, a defined brow angle is the way to go. Its dramatic arch will lengthen your face by drawing attention to that area.

  • Oval Face

You don’t need to interfere with the form of the eyebrows for a face that is already highly balanced in shape. To do this, just mimic the curve of your eyebrows naturally, keeping the arch gentle and the soft angles at the same height.

  • Rectangular Face

A “long and defined jaw” describes this face. To decrease the size of your forehead, a fuller, unstructured brow shape is recommended.

  • Heart Face

The chin is pointed, the cheekbones are thinner, and the forehead is more prominent on this face. Make up the difference with “softer, rounder arch” eyebrows.

  • Square Face

A softer jaw may be achieved by raising the eyebrows with gentle arches and giving them an overall undefined finish, while sharp and right-angled eyebrows should be avoided at all costs.

6. Follow The Natural Shape

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Thin eyebrows were all the rage in the 2000s, and many people attribute this trend. However, that was a passing fad. When shaping your eyebrows, it’s best to stick to the form they naturally take.

  • Bushy Brows

They are convenient since they require little maintenance. You may achieve a stunning appearance with only some combing, setting, and lining.

  • Thin Brows

Since even a single stray or unruly hair stands out like a sore thumb, regular upkeep is necessary.

7. Let Your Brows Grow Out Naturally Before Shaping Them

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If you’ve over-plucked your eyebrows in the past, it’s preferable to let them grow naturally before you try to shape and perfect them. It takes about 15 days for them to grow out completely.

8. Use The Right Instruments To Shape Them

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Having the right tools is crucial while styling your eyebrows. Here are a few staples you’ll need:

  • Natural light source
  • Mirror
  • A flat ruler
  • A brow-defining pencil
  • Tweezers
  • Mascara or brow-brushing brush
  • Scissors

9. Always Pluck The Hair In The Right Direction

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One important thing to remember about body hair is that the hair will no longer grow back if a blood artery supplying hair is severed. This is because all the follicles in our bodies are interconnected by blood vessels. Make sure you pluck your hair out in the same direction as the hair is pointing.

Even though experts recommend getting your eyebrows shaped by a specialist, once you have practiced it and feel confident, you can try it on your own. However, as mentioned in the article, you need to understand the structure, shape, and technique of plucking your eyebrows. Also, keep some ice cubes and soothing creams nearby, as you may need them to reduce the inflammation. So what is your favorite tool for shaping eyebrows at home? Let us know in the comments section!

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Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer

Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and...read full bio

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