Brow basics

  • October 1, 2012 - 8:56 AM

The right eyebrows can make or break your overall look, says Adrienne Bernal, stylist and cosmetologist at Belle Epoque Salon in Kansas City, Mo.

Full and shapely brows are back, and thin, skinny brows are a thing of the past, she says. Rein in or reshape your brows with these at-home tips from Bernal:

Trim: Brush all eyebrow hairs upward with a brow brush or comb. Then, with eyebrow scissors, trim the long hairs down to lie better within the brow.

Outline: Use a brow pencil to measure your eyebrows. Start by holding the pencil straight up from your left nostril, and draw a vertical line where the pencil aligns with the brow above the corner of the left eye. This is where your brow should begin. Then, hold the pencil from the same nostril to the outer corner of the same eye and draw another vertical line where the pencil stops at the brow. This is where your brow should stop. Draw a small dot on your eyebrow where you want the highest point of your arch.

Wax/tweeze: After drawing your guides, wax or tweeze excess hairs surrounding your brow shape. The outer brow should gently taper off.


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