Achieving Your Best Brows

By Giggle Magazine

By kara Winslow, Makeup Artist

Your eyebrows are the frame of your face; they provide structure and strength. Making sure your brows are “on fleek” as the kids say is actually one of the most important things you can do when doing your makeup. It can affect how everything else on your face will end up looking. Understanding the proper structure of your brows and using the correct products are key to creating your perfect look.

1.  Your brow should start straight up from your nose. If it starts too far in, it’ll make your eyes look close set. And if your brows are too far apart, your eyes will look too wide set. If your brows start straight up from the nose your eyes will look properly proportioned.

2.  The arch of the brow should be at the line from your nose to the outside of the iris of the eye. If the arch is in the wrong place it’ll cause you to look permanently scared or mad. Having the proper arch is what gives your face strength. Don’t get too dramatic with your arch because again it can make you look perpetually shocked or fake.

3.  The tail of the eyebrow should end close to the end of the eye. If you let the tail go below that (or even your eye shadow) it’ll make your eye look droopy.

Things to Avoid

• Don’t go too dark or too light. Match the product to the root of your hair color for the most natural look.

• Don’t create crazy shapes with your arch.

• Don’t use a solid line when filling in your brows. Use feathery strokes so that it looks like real hair.

Inner Eyebrow Styles

• Trendy — Squared off with ombre coloring

• Classic — More of a rounded (but not fully circled) look that is one constant color

Brow Products

1. Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush:

$20,, Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s

2. Laura Geller Brow Gel Pencil:

$24, and Ulta

3. Circa Beauty Face Framing Brow Pencil:

$10, Walgreens

4. Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil:


5. FLOWER Draw the Line Eyebrow Pencil:

$6.98, Walmart/

6. ybf Beauty Automatic Eyebrow Pencil:


7. Urban Decay Brow Box:

$30,, Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s

8. FLOWER Brow Master All-in-1 Brow Mascara:

$6.98, Walmart/

9. Peter Thomas Roth Brows To Die For Turbo:

$85, and Sephora

10. L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Prep & Shape Pro Kit:

$14.99, and drugstores nationwide

11. L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Definer:

$8.99, and drugstores nationwide

12. Urban Decay Brow Tamer Flexible Hold Brow Gel:

$20,, Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s