Let's face it: shaping brows can be tricky. Thankfully, Jane Iredale Cosmetics’ Natalie Soto has a routine down pat. Check out her secrets to success here:
- Determining placement and shape is based on measurements beginning at the nose. This can be measured with a makeup brush or a pen.
- Place the brush onto the nostril angled straight upward toward the forehead.
- Place a small dot on the spot where the brush hits the brow bone. This is where the brow should begin.
- Follow by placing the brush on the nostril again and rest it at an angle toward the forehead. It should sit crossing the pupil of the eye.
- Place a dot where it touches the brow bone. This is the exact placement for the arch of the brow.
- Lastly, using the end of the brush, place it on the outer corner of the eye where the top and bottom lashes meet, and angle the brush toward the hairline.
- Place a dot when you feel the brow bone. This is where the brow should end. Connect the dots to create the proper shape for your client’s face.
- The only time this shape should be adjusted is when dealing with a mature client. For this client, the brow should end a bit higher to create a lifting illusion. The thickness of the brow is a personal preference, but those with smaller eyes or a smaller forehead area should opt for a thinner brow to give the face a balanced look.