A Step-By-Step Guide To Eyebrow Grooming

A Step-By-Step Guide To Eyebrow Grooming

Japonesque Razor Set
Urban Decay Brow Tamer*

Full eyebrows are beautifully natural looking and, best of all, require very little upkeep once you've found the perfect shape and tools to groom them with. There are so many ways to tweeze, pluck, tint, and define your brows; sticking to a simple grooming routine will help maintain them with minimal effort.

I use slanted Tweezerman tweezers and a Japonesque Razor Set to pluck, define, and groom. The precision razor helps get rid of tiny hairs and create sharp edges, while the brow brush works like a dream at getting brows to look fuller and well groomed. Despite trying everything from powders to pomades, I find the Urban Decay Brow Tamer* to trump them all. It's easy to apply, the finish is natural, and the colour (I use the shade: Dark) matches perfectly.

Eyebrow grooming is one of my favourite beauty routines; I've tried and tested all kinds of methods to tame, shape, and fill my brows and I've now settled into a easy going routine with products and tools I swear by. I can't tell you how your own brows should be shaped and defined, but I can share with a simple guide to eyebrow grooming and my favourite products to groom them with. Here is a step-by-step guide to grooming your brows:

A Step-By-Step Guide To Eyebrow Grooming


If you have, in the past, over-plucked your eyebrows (haven't we all?) let them grow out and resist any temptation to pluck away at the hairs until they are back to their natural state. Brows will develop a characteristic shape over time, which is best to work with rather than against when grooming. If you're bothered by how messy they might look, use a spoolie or brow brush to coax hairs into place and you'll find they won't look quite as unruly while you grow them out.


Use a spoolie to coax hairs into position before attempting to shape your eyebrows. The front of the brows should align with the bridge of your nose, holding a brow pencil vertical along the length of your nose will help you find this point; pluck any hairs that grow across the bridge and trim any that are long or unruly with brow scissors. If you're aiming to create an arch in your eyebrows that doesn't exist naturally, remember the arch should be three-quarters of the way from the bridge of your nose; the tail should taper off and follow the angle of the eye. Draw guidelines with a brow pencil if you want to create really defined brows, or simply eyeball it. Use slanted tweezers to tweeze out hairs and begin shaping the brows. If you're worried about over plucking, fill in your eyebrows first before tweezing. Don't stand too close to the mirror and step back periodically to make sure you're matching up the arches and not over-plucking hairs.


Use a spoolie or brow brush to add volume and lift, which will add definition to the brow shape. A precision eyebrow razor like the Japonesque Razor can tidy up the edges by removing any small, fine hairs above and to the side of brows. If you're using a pencil or powder to fill in brows, use soft small strokes that mimic the look of natural hairs. A brow tint like the Urban Decay Brow Tamer* can be applied by gently brushing through the brows in gentle strokes until the brows are lightly filled. Whichever method you choose, be careful not to overfill the front of the brows and run a spoolie through them afterwards to give a natural, blurred finish.