Eyebrow shaping can be tricky, especially for those men who do not want to groom the eyebrows in order to get that coveted shape and arch. Have no fear, you can still create that beautiful brow by following these tips, even if you do not want to pluck or wax.
Discovering the "World of the Eye"
Step 1. Take the end of a makeup brush or some other long slim object you have lying around and place it where it's touching the edge of your nostril and the inner corner of your eye (1 in diagram). This is where you want to focus on the beginning of your brow. If your brow extends this point you can make a small mark with an eyebrow pencil or shadow so you can easily find this point again without having to hold the object and sculpt at the same time. PS kudos if you can do that because I would poke my eye out.
Step 2. Now take the same object, place it on the same part of your nose and now this time the outer corner of your eye (3 in Diagram). This is where the end of your brow will be. Again, mark it if you need to.
Step 3. Now find where the lift or arch should be by placing the object on the same part of your nose right over the middle of your eye (2 In diagram).
Lift and Shape
The idea here is not to fill in your entire eyebrow with color, it is to basically create an eyebrow within your existing eyebrow. In the diagram below this eyebrow is obviously perfect (bitch) but you are going to have hair above and below these lines. Ignore those for now. Feel free to trace the lines you draw more than once if you want added pigment.
In this diagram It's important to note that you are starting at the top of the arch(1) and shaping from there. The arch is what you discovered in the previous diagram (label 2), you're going to start here with the top of that arch.
Step 4. Use an eyebrow pencil close to the color of your hair to draw an upside down obtuse angle (midpoint being the top of the arch). Draw a line down toward the end of your brow and another from the midpoint toward the inner brow.
The next step is going to create the appropriate thickness of the sculpted brow. Again, don't worry if there are hairs above or below these lines you are about to draw. We can cover those up later.
Step 5. With the same pencil draw a line from the bottom of your eyebrow (2) to where it meets the first line you drew in step 4. Do the same on the top of your eyebrow (3) so the line meets the second line from step 4.
Step 6. Finally draw a line starting at the very end of your "drawn on" brow (This starting point is what you already mapped out In the very first diagram). Draw a line up to intersect through 2 and end at line 3.
Using a spoolie (Makeup Worship offers a brow pencil with a spoolie attached, how convenient!) "fluff" the color into your brows by starting at the bottom part of your brows and fluffing up.
If you have thick or course brows, use the spoolie together with your fingers to pinch the brow hairs as tightly together as possible. This will maximize the shape. You can also add hairspray to the spoolie and fluff the the brows for maximum staying power.
Conceal the unwanted hairs
After your brows have been sculpted in the above steps use either a concealer or full coverage cream foundation to cover up the stray hairs that may be outside of any of those lines we defined (Check out our Full Coverage Cream Foundation and Concealer). Because we are dealing with a smaller area you are going to either want to use a very small sponge or a small concealer brush to pat on the makeup (don't swipe!). Follow this application with a setting powder.
You now have fantastic eyebrows and may very well be a super hero.
Things to take from this post:
1. Even if you don't groom, these steps will help you create a clean shape.
2. If you do want to groom, use the diagrams as a guideline of where you should pluck or wax.
3. There is no need to fill in your entire brow with color.
4. Remember you are creating a brow within your existing brow.