How to Make Perfect Eyebrows

Updated April 17, 2017

Eyebrows are an essential feature of your face. The perfectly defined eyebrow can help you express emotions better and they accentuate and enhance the beauty of your eyes. Creating the right eyebrows for your face can be challenging. You may end up with over-tweezed eyebrows or eyebrows that don't match each other. However, there is no need to pay a professional to shape your eyebrows as long as you know the correct steps to take to create the right look for your face.

Decide which type of eyebrow is suitable for you. Look at the space between your eyebrow and upper eyelash. If the space is small, you can open up your eyes by creating a thinner brown. Opt for a thicker brow, if your brow bone is high. A thicker brow looks more natural for sporty body types and a fragile brow, enhances fragile features.

Find the inner starting point of your eyebrows. Look in a mirror and place an eyebrow pencil vertically against the left side of your nostril so it extends up toward your eyebrow. You eyebrow should start at the point where it meets the pencil. Mark this spot with an eyebrow pencil. Repeat this step, using your right nostril and right eyebrow.

Determine how long your eyebrows should be. Hold an eyebrow pencil diagonally against you left nostril so it passes the outer corner of your left eye and reaches the left eyebrow. This is where your eyebrow should end. Place a dot with an eyebrow pencil to mark this spot. Repeat this step on your right eyebrow and nostril.

Estimate where you eyebrow arch should be. Hold an eyebrow pencil against your left nostril as you look straight ahead, into a mirror. Turn the upper part of the pencil so it is lined up with the outer edge of the iris or your left eye. This is where your eyebrow should be at its highest point. Mark the spot with your eyebrow pencil. Repeat this step on the right side.

Draw your desired eyebrow shape onto your eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil. Use eyebrow stencils for more accuracy. Find a stencil that fits the pencil marks that you've made on your face. Fill in the empty space of the eyebrow stencil with eyebrow pencil, before removing it.

Dip a cotton ball in alcohol and wipe it over your eyebrow scissors and tweezers to disinfect them.

Tweeze the hairs, at the bottom of your eyebrow, that are outside of your stencil outline. Avoid plucking hairs from the top of the eyebrow. Only pluck one hair at a time.

Brush the hairs of your eyebrow straight up and use eyebrow scissors to trim any long or stray hairs.

Clean up the area in between your eyebrows with your tweezers, plucking any unwanted or stray hairs.

Apply tweeze cream to sooth your eyebrow area or apply cold cucumber slices. Comb your eyebrows in place and set them with eyebrow gel.


Tweeze your eyebrows after taking a shower so your facial pores are open and the process is less painful.

Things You'll Need

  • Mirror
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eyebrow stencil
  • Cotton ball
  • Alcohol
  • Tweezers
  • Eyebrow scissors
  • Tweeze cream or cucumber slices
  • Eyebrow gel
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