17 Genius Tricks For Getting The Best Damn Eyebrows Of Your Life

1. First of all, figure out what you’re working with.

That way, you'll be able to figure out whether you should add, subtract, or change the shape of your brows. More here.

2. Then determine the best eyebrow shape for your face.

These rules aren't hard and fast, but they're some solid guidelines to follow. Read more here.

3. As a rule of thumb, the head (AKA where the brow begins) of your eyebrows should line up with your nostrils.

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Don’t remove hair past that point.

4. Time to tweeze! Apply Baby Orajel about 20 minutes before plucking if you need help with the pain.

Buy it here for $5.99.

5. Use a brow pencil to fill in your brows BEFORE you pluck so you don’t overdo it.

To really make the outlying hairs obvious, use a brighter pencil color (like white) and wipe it off with makeup remover when you're done.

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To really make the outlying hairs obvious, use a brighter pencil color (like white) and wipe it off with makeup remover when you’re done.

6. Stand back from your mirror so you can see the whole picture.

Getting too close usually means getting over-eager with the tweezers.

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Getting too close usually means getting over-eager with the tweezers.

7. Once you’ve plucked, use a spoolie brush to brush up your brows. Any hairs that stick up above the brow line can be trimmed with a small pair of nail scissors.

Just remember: You can always trim more. Go slowly.

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Just remember: You can always trim more. Go slowly.

8. When you’re done, you can apply witch hazel to the area if it’s especially red or irritated.

9. Now it’s time to fill in! Check out this chart to find the best color for your brows.

This works whether you're using pomade, pencil, or powder.

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This works whether you’re using pomade, pencil, or powder.

10. If you’re using a pencil, use short, hair-like strokes to mimic the natural look of your brow.

This pencil is MAC Eyebrow Pencil, which you can get here.

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This pencil is MAC Eyebrow Pencil, which you can get here.

11. You can use a gel with a brush for ~volumized~ brows, and it’ll also help fill in sparse spots.

Gently brush the pomade onto your brows with and against the grain for total coverage. Benefit Gimme Brow is especially good for this.

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Gently brush the pomade onto your brows with and against the grain for total coverage. Benefit Gimme Brow is especially good for this.

12. If your brows are extra thin and you need some serious fill in action, use a pomade and a slanted brow brush.

Anastasia Dipbrow works like magic, but practice makes perfect. Watch the full tutorial here.

13. Or just go all out with every product there is.

Start with pencil, blend everything with a spoolie brush, fill in with gel, then use a highlighter just underneath.

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Start with pencil, blend everything with a spoolie brush, fill in with gel, then use a highlighter just underneath.

14. You can get fancy by using a lighter brow color at the head and a darker color at the arch. It’s kind of like contouring for your brows.

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15. Or, if you’re not into doing your brows every day, you can get them professionally tinted.

Check reviews on Yelp before making an appointment. Depending on the treatment, it can last anywhere from 2-6 weeks.

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Check reviews on Yelp before making an appointment. Depending on the treatment, it can last anywhere from 2-6 weeks.

16. You can also go the route of eyelash extensions for special occasions (because they sometimes don’t last longer than a week).

You can learn more about eyebrow extensions here.

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You can learn more about eyebrow extensions here.

17. Or, grab an eyebrow growth serum to get your brows thicker naturally over time.

You can apply a growth serum like Rapid Brow at night and see results in "as little as 60 days."

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You can apply a growth serum like Rapid Brow at night and see results in “as little as 60 days.”

Remember: Brows can change everything.

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