Before getting out any products, visualize the brow shape you want to achieve. The front of your brow (also called the “sprouts”) should line up with your corresponding nostril, your arch should hit around the outer edge of your iris and the tail of your brow should end at your temple.
Step 1: Fill them in. Using a brow pencil, fill in your brow starting at the sprouts. Draw short, hairlike strokes and follow your natural brow shape, lling in any especially sparse or bare areas. To create a sculpted arch, hold tweezers at an angle between the front of your brow and your arch and pencil in any extra space. (Try: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting brow pen, $27, MakeUpForEver.com)
Step 2: Craft your own volume. After drawing your desired eyebrow shape, use a spoolie brush to groom hairs up for a lift. A little extra volume can dramatically open up your eyes. (Try: Sonia Kashuk spoolie brush, $2, Target.com)
Step 3: Shape. Once you’ve finished filling in and brushing, remove unwanted hairs with angle-tipped tweezers. Only tweeze below your brow and not above—otherwise, you risk tweezing too much of your arch, which can make your eyes look droopy. (Try: Tweezerman Slant tweezer, $23, Tweezerman.com)
Step 4: Trim to the perfect length. Using a spoolie brush, comb hairs upward then trim any that hang over the edge of the brush with cuticle scissors. (Try: Tweezerman cuticle scissors, $13, Tweezerman.com)
Repeat the same techniques on brow number two. For a symmetrical look, the tops of both of your arches should be at the same point. Don’t worry if your brows don’t look perfectly identical—it’s normal to have slightly different brow shapes.
Step 5: Set your look. Dust translucent powder over your brows to soak up natural oils. Sweep clear brow gel through brows for extra hold. (Try: NARS Light Reflecting loose setting powder, $37, NARSCosmetics.com; Benefit Cosmetics Ready, Set, BROW! clear brow gel, $24, BenefitCosmetics.com)