If you’ve been doing your eyebrow shaping wrong – either yourself or done at the salon, you’re not alone. Want to learn how to shape your eyebrows properly – by yourself? In this post, learn how to use a razor and/ or scissors to shave and trim your eyebrows into a shape that flatters your face.
Not every eyebrow shape looks good on everyone. In this post, you’ll also learn how to make a nice arch shape that will make your eyes pop, and open up/ enhance your face. You’ll be able to transform your eyebrows just like the before and after in the tutorials below.
Now, let’s get started – get your razor blade, tiny scissors to practice along. Pause the video in-between, to do it yourself. Now, play the video below to watch and practice along, shaving your eyebrows to shape them.
1. How to Shave Your Eyebrow Using Razor Blade
2. How to Trim a Bushy Thick Brow to Shape Using Scissors
Not everyone likes to use razor blades to shave their eyebrows. If you naturally have thick arranged brows, you do not have to use a razor. You can also achieve a perfect brow by trimming with small scissors- the above video tutorial is your best bet.
How to Know Your Best 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 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 razor 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 a 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 reason you just can’t find time to go out. So, you see why you need to learn to do your brows yourself.
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 greater control of the blade and reduce the risk of cutting your skin.
Final Takeaway: Perfect Eyebrow Shape
The eyes and eyebrows 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.
If you’ve been struggling with getting a perfect brow shape by yourself, grab a seat because the step by step eyebrow shaping tutorials above will help transform your looks. And, if you have naturally thick, bushy brows, one of the featured videos also showed you a no-shaving method to trim your eyebrows to shape.
As you know, the eyes as the windows to the face, frame your face and so it’s very important to pretty it up – to enhance your looks. 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 shape and arch, using a 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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