The eyes and eye brows are one of the first things a person sees on your face, and can significantly change the appearance of the entire face – they can either make you look older or younger, or just your age, depending on how you groom them. Today, we are bringing you expert beauty tutorials on how to groom your eyebrows into a nice, arch shape that will make your eyes pop/ open up/ enhance your face – using either razor (VIDEO 1) or scissors – for trim-shaping naturally thick eyebrows (VIDEO 2). If you’ve been struggling with getting a perfect brow shape by yourself, grab a seat because the step by step eyebrow shaping tutorials below will help transform your looks. And, if you have a natural thick, bushy brows, video 2 will show you how to trim it to shape it without shaving. You’ll love the before and after looks in the tutorial. Just be sure to practice along – click play to start watching the eyebrow shaping and arching tutorials below.
Video 1: Eyebrow Shaving Using Razor Blade
Video 2: How to TRIM a Bushy, Thick Brow to Shape, Using Scissors
Not everyone likes their eyebrows to shaped by shaving. And, if you’re naturally endowed with thick brows, you can achieve a perfect brow by trimming with a small scissors- the above video tutorial is your best bet.
How to Know Your Eyebrow Arch and Shape (with Image Illustration)
Most women shape their eyebrows to look like the shape they saw and liked on someone they know or have seen on before and after makeovers done by top makeup artists. That’s wrong, and that’s why they look not-so-cute after grooming their brows. When you see a brow you like, it does not mean that the same eyebrow shape will look good on your face. The shape of your face should tell you the shape of your eyebrows – and it all starts from knowing where your arch is (see the diagram below). Follow your natural arch when shaping your eyebrows.
Below is an image guide to help you get your perfect eyebrow arch and shape. – use it to find the position of your your brow start, arch and end. It’s very important that you get your arch right, but it’s simple if you follow the guide in the image below.
To Tweeze or To Shave or To Thread?
While tweezing and threading are very common eyebrow grooming techniques, shaving with razoe blade is the most common in Nigeria. Many women, especially Nigerians are just not comfortable with tweezing their eyebrows. If you know how to shape your eyebrows using razor blade, you can get it to look really beautiful. However, a lot of ladies just don’t know how to correctly shave and shape their eyebrows to fit their face shape.
It’s common to see many pretty women with over-shaved brows; some even totally shave outside their face shape (such that they can only look better if they fill the brows). While it’s not expensive to always run to your favourite hairdresser or makeup artist to have your brows shaped, sometimes for some reasons you just can’t find time to go out. So, you see why you need to learn to do your brows yourself.
- RELATED: How to Draw and Fill Your Eyebrows Like a Pro (Using Eye Pencil or Eyeshadow)
SAFETY TIPS: To avoid scratching or cutting your skin while shaving your brows, use a brow razor (available in beauty stores) or a good, hard razor blade such as Tiger (popular in Nigeria), and Ardell brow razor (easily available in reputable makeup stores). Don’t hold the razor straight up. Instead, hold it flat against your skin while shaving – this way, you’ll have a greater control of the blade and reduce risk of cutting your skin.
PERFECT EYEBROW SHAPING TIPS
- When shaping, follow your natural brow shape and arch.
- Remove stray hair by brushing up and then down, to remove the overgrown brow hair.
Our Other Expert Eye Makeup Video Tutorials
To help you master other areas of DIY face makeup and beauty fixes, here are some other related beauty video tutorials we highly recommend you watch:
- How to Apply and Blend Eyeshadow Like an Expert
- The 11 Most Amazing Nigerian Makeup Pictures (the first one will make you scream ‘wow’)
Final Takeaway: Perfect Eyebrow Shape
As you know, the eyes as the windows to the face, frames your face and so it’s very important to pretty it up – so that you can look glowy. Hopefully, after a few practices with the above eyebrow shaping tutorial, your face will always be on point.
That’s it from us on how to shave your eyebrows to a natural arch, using razor blade or scissors. You need to watch that video some more and practice along a few more times. Be sure to follow the guide above for how to shape your eyebrow arch, which is where most people miss it when shaping their brows by themselves.
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