Shaping your eyebrows at home may seem daunting and something only a professional can do. But that's not the case. Anyone can get the perfect brows with the right products and a bit of know-how.
The eyes may be the window to the soul, but they need to be supported by a beautiful frame, which is where beautiful brows come in. Also, as our brows naturally thin with age, maintaining them is essential. Therefore, using an eyebrow definer to create fuller eyebrows is makeup or even an everyday essential. They can up your makeup game and thus make a big difference in your overall appearance.
Brows have various shapes and sizes: thin, thick, and structured. Whatever brow shape you have naturally, your products must complement it. Before jumping into the brow shaping technique, let's first see how to choose a brow definer, your weapon for the war.
How to choose a Brow Definer?
When it comes to eye makeup products, there are a lot of alternatives, which is why it's so overwhelming to choose the appropriate one. Don't be afraid to experiment, mix and match a few products—no, there's a right or wrong way to do it; instead, concentrate on finding the best eye makeup products for yourself. Here are a few tips to help you out:
- Choose a long-lasting waterproof formula.
- For zero side effects, go with ones with natural ingredients.
- Opt for the shade that matches your natural hair colour for a natural look. Lotus Makeup Ecostay Perfect Brow Definer comes in two shades, BD1- Choco Brown and BD2-Natural Noir.
Now that you know how to choose the right eye makeup product, let's jump to the basic brow shaping technique:
Step 1: Gather your supplies while finding a source of natural light.
Every eyebrow shaping starts with the appropriate tools, both in the salon and at home. A brow pencil, concealer, tweezers, brow brush, and sharp brow scissors are necessary.
Step 2: Determine Your Natural Brow Contour
Begin by determining the three main components of your brow:
- the head (the section closest to your nose),
- the arch (the natural highest point of your brow), and
- the tail's end (the part nearest to the outer corner of your eye)
Now take Lotus Makeup Ecostay Perfect Brow Definer and brush your brows upwards with its spoolie. This will help you determine where your brows are uneven.
Step 3: Mapping the Arch
Place the pencil vertically on your nose (where it touches your brow) to create symmetry for that perfect brow shape.
- Begin by placing your brow pencil vertically in the centre of the right nostril to mark the shape of the right eyebrow. Now mark the beginning spot of your brows with an eyebrow definer.
- To determine the arch of your brow, pivot the pencil from the side of your nose.
- Finally, identify the tail of your brows by angling the pencil from the side of your nose to the outer corner of your eyebrow.
Connect the three markings, creating a map that guides you on your shape.
Step 4: Filling In
Now it's time to add some definition to your brows with an eyebrow definer pencil. Use the fine tip of the Lotus Makeup Ecostay Perfect Brow Definer and draw small hair-like strokes to fill in the brow. Fill the scant spots and cover carefully to eliminate the markings. Keep in mind the natural brow shape: bigger at the top, narrower at the bottom. Use the spoolie brush to blend for a natural-looking finish.
Tip: If drawing your brows freehand isn't your thing, try using an eyebrow stencil, a little template that you glue or hold on top of your brows to keep the pencil from colouring outside the lines. They come in shapes and sizes, and they're a fun way to experiment with different styles, such as a bolder brow or a straighter brow.
Step 5: Tweeze with care. And set a timer!
Snip away extra hair for the perfect finish. With one hand, pull the skin taut and remove one hair at a time, tweezing in the direction of growth. Use caution during grooming. Do not overpluck.
Quick Tips On Brow Shaping
- Use concealer for brighter-looking fresh eyes
Before shaping, put concealer on your eyelids, covering the area below your brow. Use a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone to brighten up your brow area while maintaining a natural appearance.
- Always Blend-In Your Eye Makeup Products
Drawing an angled line under your brow at its beginnings with an eyebrow definer pencil and then diffusing it up into your brow with a brush is an easy technique. The only snag? You must remember to blend it entirely or use a concealer to hide them off. It is one of the most critical tasks in achieving natural-looking arches.
There are so many ways to style and shape your brows that it can feel overwhelming. Since no two brows are alike, everyone's road to achieving the "ideal" brows will be unique. That said, these basic steps will help get you there.