It’s almost impossible to look polished and pristine when you have bushy, unkempt brows. Remember Anne Hathaway in Princess Diaries pre-makeover? Yikes. Plenty of places will wax or thread them for you, but all that upkeep adds up over time. Another option is to do it yourself, but since this isn’t exactly a low stakes DIY (the result is front and center on your face, after all), you will need some expert tips and tools to get perfectly sculpted brows.
Use a stencil to help guide your brow shaping. We love Anastasia Beauty Express kit ($39.50, Sephora.com). Editor’s Tip: The kit comes with a large selection of stencils, so choose the one that fits most of your brow inside of it. You don’t want to stray too far from your natural shape.
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To get brows like Camilla Belle, hold the stencil in place over your eyebrow as you fill in the stencil with the dark powder. This will help you to see which hairs should be removed and which should not. Repeat on the other brow.Avoid These Makeup Mistakes
At this point you can choose to wax or tweeze the errant brow hairs. Do not touch the hair that is covered with dark powder. Instead, you only want to remove the hairs outside that perimeter. If you choose to wax the area, try Completely Bare Salon Quality Bikini & Body Wax Kit ($16.99, Cvs.com). Just make sure to cut the strips into smaller pieces, so you don’t accidentally take off more than you mean to. If you opt to tweeze, go for an angled tool like Tweezerman Slant Tweezers ($22, Tweezerman.com).
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Now that you have a new shape, you might notice that you’re lacking eyebrow hair in certain areas. Don’t worry, they will fill out over time (as long as you resist the urge to pluck), and you can fill them in during the meantime. A great product for filling in your brows is the Pixi Natural Brow Duo ($18, Target.com). On one end is a brow pencil that will fill in sparse areas, and on the other end is a colored brow gel to help keep everything in place.
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