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How to Create a Well-Balanced Eyebrow: A Guide for Beginners

Eyebrows are one of the most important features of your face. They frame your eyes, express your emotions, and enhance your overall appearance. But how do you create a well-balanced eyebrow that suits your face shape and personal style? In this blog post, we will share some tips and tricks on how to shape and maintain your eyebrows, as well as answer some frequently asked questions.

What is a well-balanced eyebrow?

A well-balanced eyebrow is an eyebrow that has a natural and harmonious shape, proportion, and thickness. It follows the contours of your brow bone and eye shape, and complements your facial features. A well-balanced eyebrow is not too thin or too thick, not too arched or too straight, not too long or too short. It is symmetrical, but not identical, to the other eyebrow.

How to find your ideal eyebrow shape?

There are many ways to find your ideal eyebrow shape, but one of the most common and easy methods is eyebrow mapping. Eyebrow mapping is a process of measuring your brows and eyes to establish the most flattering and even shape for your face. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Use a brow pencil to mark three key points along each brow: the front, the arch, and the tail.
  2. To find the front, place the end of your pencil vertically from the dimple of your nose to the inner corner of your eye, noting where the pencil crosses your brow.
  3. To find the arch, lay your pencil from the dimple of the nose towards the brow, but this time turn it slightly diagonally so that it’s in line with the outside of the iris—this point is where the arch should be the highest.
  4. To find where the tail of your brow should end, tilt your pencil from the side of your nostril to the corner of your eye, closest to your ear.
  5. These three points will help you to determine the basic shape of your brow. From there, outline the top of your brow by connecting these points with your brow pencil. Then, outline that same shape along the bottom of your brow. (At this point the thickness is up to you.)
  6. And voilà, you’ve drawn your perfect brow shape! All that’s left to do is tweeze any brow hairs that fall outside the lines to help create symmetry and tidy up your brows.

How to groom your eyebrows?

Once you have your ideal eyebrow shape, you need to groom your eyebrows regularly to keep them looking neat and polished. There are different ways to groom your eyebrows, depending on your preference, budget, and hair type. Here are some of the most popular options:

  • Plucking. Plucking eyebrows involves tweezing individual hairs to achieve the desired shape. Because it can be time-consuming and risky to pull off evenly, plucking is often reserved for stray hair maintenance over or under the brow shape.
  • Waxing. Eyebrow waxing involves removing hairs at the root by applying a strip of hot wax along the brow line and quickly ripping it off, in the opposite direction of hair growth. Benefits include immediate, efficient results and a long-lasting smooth surface, but downsides include redness and irritation immediately following.
  • Sugaring. While it follows the same concept as waxing, sugaring is usually recommended for more sensitive skin or finer hair. A gel paste of sugar, lemon juice, water, and glycerin is applied, and hair is removed in the same direction as the hair growth—pulling less on the skin and causing less pain in the process.
  • Threading. Threading is an increasingly popular technique that originated in Asia. A thin cotton string is twisted and rolled across parts of the eyebrow, utilizing tension for hyper-precise shaping and removal. Threading follows the same concept as plucking but can address full rows of hair at once.
  • Microblading. Microblading is a low-maintenance, semi-permanent form of eyebrow shaping that uses a super-fine needle to gently draw strokes of realistic-looking hair along the brow line. It is ideal for those who have sparse, thin, or over-plucked brows and want to achieve a natural and fuller look. However, it can be costly and requires regular touch-ups.

How to fill in your eyebrows?

Filling in your eyebrows is a great way to add definition, color, and volume to your brows. It can also help you correct any gaps, scars, or unevenness in your brow shape. There are many products and tools that you can use to fill in your eyebrows, such as pencils, powders, gels, pomades, and brushes. Here are some general tips on how to fill in your eyebrows:

  1. Always work from your inner brow toward the ends, lightly brushing upward and outward, following the direction of your natural hair growth.
  2. Choose a product that matches your natural brow color or is one shade lighter. Avoid using black or dark brown shades, as they can look harsh and unnatural.
  3. Use short, feathery strokes to mimic the appearance of hair. Don’t draw solid lines or fill in the entire brow with one color, as this can look fake and flat.
  4. Brush a spoolie through your brows to diffuse any harsh lines after filling them in with powder or and eyebrow pencil.
  5. Apply a clear or tinted brow gel to set your brows in place and add some shine and texture. You can also use a highlighter or concealer to accentuate your brow bone and clean up any mistakes.


  • Q: How often should I groom my eyebrows?
  • A: It depends on how fast your hair grows and how much maintenance your brows need. Generally, you should groom your brows every two to four weeks, depending on the method you use. Plucking and threading can be done more frequently, while waxing and microblading can last longer.
  • Q: How can I make my eyebrows grow faster and thicker?
  • A: There is no magic formula to make your eyebrows grow faster and thicker, but there are some things you can do to promote healthy hair growth and prevent damage. Some of these include: avoiding over-plucking, waxing, or threading your brows; applying a natural oil, such as castor oil, coconut oil, or olive oil, to your brows at night; taking biotin or other supplements that support hair growth; eating a balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals; and staying hydrated and stress-free.
  • Q: What are the latest trends in eyebrow shapes and styles?
  • A: Eyebrow trends are as cyclical as fashion trends. One day it’s all about thick, messy brows, and the next day thin and sculpted arches are all the rage. Regardless, eyebrow mapping has been a constant thread, a method pros rely on to create perfectly-shaped brows (whatever that shape may be). But it’s not just an expert technique: If you love all things DIY beauty, you can adopt this approach at home, because—spoiler alert—it’s actually pretty easy. Some of the current trends in eyebrow shapes and styles are:
    • Full brows, or natural brows. A natural brow shape embraces the shape of your eyebrows as they are. Full brows can still require maintenance though, as you may need to trim the brows or pluck any stray hairs.
    • Arched, or rounded. Naturally arched brows or lightly rounded brows can be flattering for faces with otherwise sharp or angular features.
    • Straight. Straight brows can have a very subtle natural arch or none at all. Keeping them brushed gives them a lift.
    • Hard-angled or soft-angled. An angled brow can add dimension to a round face; the angle can have more or less of a center peak to achieve different levels of drama and definition.
    • Tapered. A tapered brow is concentrated in the first two-thirds of the shape, tapering off as they reach the edge of the eye. Done well, it can look like a combination of other shapes, embracing the fullness of your natural arches with a bit more definition.

We hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned something new about how to create a well-balanced eyebrow. Remember, the most important thing is to find a shape and style that makes you feel confident and beautiful. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family who might be interested in eyebrow tips and tricks. Thank you for reading!

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