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10 Tips For Beginners That'll Make Your Eyebrows Fleeker Than Fleek

Book this to brows over later. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

1. As a general guide, the head (A) of your eyebrow should line up with the outer edge of your nostril and the tail (C) should line up diagonally with that nostril.

When shaping, use your tweezers or a pencil to identify the heads and tails of your eyebrows. To figure out where your arch lies, line it up diagonally from your nostril to the center of your eye. Learn more about plucking, trimming, and shaping your eyebrows here.


3. Invest in some basic equipment like tweezers, a brow pencil, and a spoolie brush.


For the bare minimum, you'll need tweezers, a brow pencil, and a spoolie. If you want full eyebrow coverage, powder or pomade are great for creating eyebrow hairs that aren't there. If you're brand new, it's easier to start with powder. The brow gel will hold your eyebrows in place after you've finished filling them in.

Here's where to get the materials:

1. Get tweezers from Amazon for $9.25

2. Get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil and spoolie from Amazon for $21.

3. Get an eyebrow brush from Amazon for $8.75.

4. Get the Urban Decay brow box from Sephora for $30 or the NYX eyebrow powder from Amazon for $6.

5. Get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow pomade from Sephora for $18.

6. Get clear brow gel from Sephora for $22.

6. Figure out what eyebrow shade to use with this handy chart:, / /

As a loose rule of thumb, dark-haired people should opt for a shade that's a little lighter than their hair color and light-haired people should opt for a shade that's a little darker than their hair color.

Once you've identified which skin and hair combination fits you, choose the shade based on your skin's undertone.

For blondes, try Brow Wiz in Taupe for $22.

For redheads, try Brow Wiz in Caramel for $22.

For brunettes, any medium-brown to dark-brown shade should work.


8. Concealer will even out the tops and bottoms of your eyebrows and can help fix any errors.

Full tutorial here. The artist in the tutorial uses Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer, which you can get from Sephora for $34.

If you want something cheaper, try L'Oreal True Match for $6.97.

9. A highlighter pencil can help lift your eyes and emphasize your arch, making your eyebrows pop a little more.

Full tutorial here. Try Chella highlighter for $17.99.

You can also use a regular white eye pencil, which you can get for $4.49.

10. Brow wax, which is much thicker than brow gel, will lock coarser hairs in place and help color stay on longer.

Use it before and after you apply your eyebrow colors to achieve different looks. If you apply it before, your eyebrows will look bolder and if you use it after, your eyebrows will have a softer look.

Get Anastasia Brow Wax from Amazon for $21 or the NYX Brow Wax for $8.75.


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