Our Step-By-Step Guide to Perfectly Arched Eyebrows

Your makeup routine is incomplete without giving attention to your eyebrows. Eyebrows can drastically impact your overall look and deserve just as much attention as your eyeliner or lipstick placement. In fact, some professionals argue that they might even deserve more TLC.

To help you achieve the perfect arch every time you apply makeup here are some easy steps to nail that arch. And we reveal the impact of a perfectly shaped brow. Keep reading to learn how to find the best eyebrow shape for your face and take your makeup game to the next level.

The Impact on Your Appearance

Having perfectly arched brows can make a significant impact on your overall appearance. A well-arched brow that is the perfect length and hits a high point at the right spot can make your face look more balanced, your eyes look more awake, and your appearance more youthful. A well-arched eyebrow refers to the way a brow angles upward from just above the inner corner of your eye, gradually lifting along your brow bone at the high point of your raised brow muscle, and then gently cascading down toward the outer corner of the eye.

Customizing your brows to your eye shape, with a slightly lifted expression in the resting position, can result in a flattering appearance. On the other hand, poorly drawn eyebrows, unkempt brows, or overly plucked brows can detract from your appearance. Therefore, it is important to maintain a well-groomed and arched brow to enhance your facial features.

How to Get an Arched Brow Using Makeup

Step 1: Find Your High Point

To get a perfectly arched eyebrow, you need to start by identifying the high point of your brow. Brush your brows up and outward, then look in the mirror and raise your brows up to find the highest point of the raised muscle on each side. Once you have identified the high point, make a dot with an eyebrow pencil directly on top of it, just before the top of the brow starts to fall or grow down toward the tail.

Step 2: Mark the Starting Point of Your Brows

Next, balance an eyebrow pencil on the straight part of your nose and draw a line in the front of your brow. Repeat this on each side. This will give you a place to start on the front of each brow.

Step 3: Where is the Tail

To find the ending tail point, balance a pencil on the outer nostril of your nose and point the pencil tip toward the outer corner of your eye. Brows shouldn’t fall too much farther than that point or it can make your eyes look droopy.

Step 4: Gently Outline

Take a look at the top and bottom lines of your natural brow. They should almost resemble parallel lines growing toward the top of the arch. Sometimes brows are uneven with gaps along the arched brow pathway. When the parallel lines above and below the brow are broken, makeup is the best way to fill and complete the outline of the entire brow. You don’t need to create harsh lines here, but it’s helpful to have a light outline to create symmetry and to make sure you’re filling in the gaps.

Step 5: Fill In Your Brows

Filling in your brows is the final step. An eyebrow pencil is the best tool to use since they’re very forgiving and do a great job of filling in sparse areas in a way that looks natural. Fill the sparsest areas first then fill in gaps as needed using swift hair-like strokes. If you don’t have a lot of hair, brow powders are a great way to create an entire brow with a soft diffused look on the skin. Finally, seal your brows with clear gel to lock everything in place.

By following these five simple steps, you can get perfectly arched brows using makeup. Remember to always work with the existing structure of your brows and fill out any sparse areas to achieve the desired look.

Have You Considered Permanent Makeup?

If you’re tired of filling in your eyebrows every day, permanent makeup might be the solution for you. Microblading, powder brows, and nano brows are all techniques that offer a long-lasting solution to achieving your desired brow shape. Although they are called “permanent,” touch-ups are typically required every one to two years to maintain the desired look.

A skilled permanent makeup artist will take into consideration your eye size, bone structure, and muscle movement when designing the best shape for your face. It’s important to thoroughly vet the artist and have a detailed consultation before committing to the procedure. Additionally, it’s recommended to avoid any injectable work prior to your appointment.

Consider permanent makeup for arched brows that will save you time and effort in your daily routine.