The Pluck-a-phobe's Guide to Eyebrow Shaping


Golden Arches

Before you pull out the waxing kit, sit in front of a mirror and devise a plan of action. Eyebrow shape does depend, to some extent, on your face shape and personal tastes, but there are a few general guidelines that everyone should follow:

  • The space between your eyebrows should equal the width of one eye.
  • Hold a pencil vertically against your nostril: The point where it meets your eyebrow is where your eyebrow should start.
  • Angle the pencil to the outer corner of your eye: This is where your brow should end.
  • Align the pencil with the outside of your iris: This is the highest point of your arch.

Mark these spots with a white makeup pencil, figure out exactly which areas you need to eliminate, then wax away!