The "Magic Brow Ratio" is the easiest and best way to determine where the brows should start and end to best frame the fact. It also helps to locate where the arch should appear for the most natural, flattering look. If you have over plucked in the past, no worries! You can use this guide to help fill your brows, and once you know the shape you should be aiming for, it will make it easier to pluck only where necessary. All you need to get started is a straight edged tool, like a makeup brush, and a brow pencil to mark the three key measurements.
In order to achieve the ideal brow, there are three key measurements : The inner brow, the arch, and tail.
Next, you will use these marks as guides while filling the brows. Once again, this helps to give you the idea of what your ideal brow placement should be, so you can fill the brows more effectively. The next few steps are my typical routine when doing my brows.
I usually focus most of my definition on the arch and tail of my brows, since my inner brow area is pretty much where I want it to be. My eyebrows are not perfectly matched (nobody has perfectly matching ones!) and so I have to define one a little more than the other to make them look as matched as possible without looking phony. As I mentioned in my previous brow post, a brow that is too squared off in the inner corner is a look that some people are into, but it can look very harsh.
Here I have added my pencil to define and lengthen my brow. The next step I usually add is to use a little concealer and a concealer brush to trace the upper line of the brow as well as the tail. This helps to make the penciled in areas look more natural. (Okay, I know that sounds weird since I am taking about adding more makeup to make it look natural, but trust me! I will add a post on this soon!)
To blend the concealer so there is no telltale sign of it, I use a blending brush (a clean eyeshadow blending brush) to blend it.
Lastly, I fill my brows with a little powder and add a little clear eyebrow gel. Ta-da!