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6 Eyebrow Shaping Mistakes You’re Making and How to Fix Them


It sounds really difficult: how do you find the best shape for your brows? But It’s actually pretty simple. Your brows are already in the perfect shape that works best for your face. All you have to do is a little refining. Go to a professional first, it’s a good idea to go at least once to shape your eyebrows perfectly. After you’ve had your brows shaped once, all you have to do is maintain it.


Just make sure, when you’re maintaining your brows, not to make any of these common mistakes:

#1 –  Don’t overpluck the gap between your brows

In order to avoid a unibrow, many people will over pluck the gap between their eyebrows. Doing this, disrupts the proportions of your face, making your eyes appear farther apart than they actually are. The general rule here is to have the inside edges of your brows line up with the outer bridge of your nose.

#2 – Follow Your Natural Arch

All brows have a natural arch, whether slight or defined. The trick is to enhance where your arch naturally occurs rather than create a new arch somewhere else along your brows. If it’s hard to tell where your arch naturally is, check where your brow seems to peak on the top side. Still unsure? Take a highlighting pencil and trace the top side of your brows. Then do the same to the bottom side, making sure the arches lines up.

#3 – Don’t Over or Under Tweeze the Ends

If the tails of your eyebrows are too short, it can make your eyes and nose look disproportionately large. If the tails of your eyebrows are too long, it can make your eyes look disproportionately small. To make sure the tails of your brows are extending as far as they should, take a flat edge and line it up with the corner of your nose and eye. Does the tip of your eyebrow touch the edge without surpassing it? Then it’s the perfect length.

#4 – Don’t Tweeze Everywhere

Tweezing above your brows can very quickly lead to disrupting your natural arch. Since the hairs up there tend to be finer and more sparse, it can be easy to mistake hairs that actually help shape your brow for unruly stragglers. When tweezing, stick to just under your brows unless you really need to do some maintenance above.

#5 – Know When to Stop

Tweezing can be a dangerous game if you don’t have a plan before you start. Try highlighting the hairs that need to go in order to achieve your ideal shape before you even pick up the tweezers. This way, you won’t risk ending up with some 1990s pencil-thin brows.

#6 – Don’t Try to Match Your Eyebrows Perfectly

Your eyes are not identical. Your brows should not be either. Believe it or not, if your eyebrows looked exactly the same, it would not look right because they would be the only feature on your face that is perfectly symmetrical. Just remember that eyebrows are sisters, not twins, and you’ll be good to go.

Images: Miki Hayes (4); Giphy (2)




  1. ailyn says

    amazing how eye brows can affect how you look so much! pretty good guide by the way

  2. Lauren says

    That is a hilarious moment in Just Go With it, poor brows! I am so glad I let mine grow back out, the shape is better than ever

    Lauren x
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  3. Cojo Graab says

    Amazing post! Finally someone told me exactly what to do and DON’T do with my eyebrows! Genius:)

  4. Wandering in the Wonderful says

    I have wild, oscar the grouch eye brows. I have to pluck and trim in order to make them look at least a little tame. A good white eyeliner pencil to trace a basic shape of the brow has been a godsend.

  5. dyanne says

    I learned the hard way to just stick with your natural shape. Every time I tried to change them I had to deal with thin and awkward looking brows! Thank goodness mine grew back. Great tips!

  6. Ami says

    thank you for adding these images as they made your words make even more sense! so helpful!

  7. Likeabyul says

    I love that last comparison, it made me smile !

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