4 Steps to Perfectly Groomed Eyebrows

By Melissa Matthews

Eyebrow Raise

Touching up your eyebrows is one of the most subtle ways to highlight your face. It's also one of the most important: Misshapen brows can overshadow a set of fantastic features, not to mention take weeks to grow out. So we consulted Ramy, eyebrow expert and owner of the Ramy Spa in New York City, for tips how to maintain natural-looking arches. Click through to see his easy-to-follow steps.
Photo: © Sergio Kurhajec

Step 1

Gather your tools: a brow pencil to fill in sparse areas, an eyebrow brush, slanted-tip metal tweezers and grooming scissors.
Photo: © Todd Huffman

Step 2

Map out brows. To find your natural brow shape and thickness, let brows grow out for a month. Then, hold the brush against the side of your nose so its tip rests on your forehead. Your brows should begin where the edge of the bristles lands. Next, align the brush with the outside edge of your iris. Where the brush meets your brow is your arch. Finally, hold the brush diagonally from your nostril to the outer corner of your eye and up to your brow. The point where the brush intersects with the brow is where the brow should end.

Photo: © Sergio Kurhajec

Step 3

Trim hairs. Using the brow brush, sweep brows up toward your forehead. With grooming scissors, snip strands of hair longer than your natural browline. Brush hairs back to their natural position.

Photo: © Sergio Kurhajec

Step 4

Tweeze. Standing about a foot from the mirror, pluck one row of hair on the bottom of brows, going from nose to arch to temple. Always pluck in the direction of hair growth to prevent ingrown hairs. Then pluck stray hairs along lids. Don't pluck hair above brows-that can alter your natural shape. Using a brow pencil, fill in color within the brows in direction of hair growth.

Photo: © Sergio Kurhajec

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Original article appeared on WomansDay.com.

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