The foolproof guide to shaping beautiful brows!


A good eyebrow shape can totally transform your face shape, far more than make-up, a new hairstyle or bold jewellery could ever hope to.

Most of us have been over-plucking for years, but with just a few weeks of TLC you'll have catwalk-worthy brows to rival Cara Delevingne, we promise!

​Here are our tips to get you started…

1. Get the right kit
A good set of tweezers is absolutely, positively essential for grooming your brows. A cheap pair will just snap the hairs rather than removing them completely so splash out a little here. An eyebrow brush and a small set of sharp scissors will also come in very handy for shaping and trimming.

2. Find out your perfect brow shape
This process is the same for everyone as it's a simple matter of working out our facial symmetry. Hold a brush or pencil against the left side of your nose, pushing in so the brush is touching your inner nostril. Where the brush hits your brow bone is where your eyebrow should start.

Then, line the brush up diagonally so that it crosses your left pupil. Where the brush hits the brow bone is where your arch should be.

Finally, line the brush up diagonally so that it crosses the outer corner of your eye. Where the brush hits the brow bone is where your eyebrow should end. Repeat these steps with the right side.

3. Mark your borders
To avoid over-plucking, make a light line with a white eye pencil to mark the rough shape you'd like for your brows. As long as you don't pluck outside that line, you'll be sure to get the shape you want. Just remember to wipe the white lines away when you're done!

4. Fill, fill, fill
Even the most luscious of brows will have gaps, or areas where the hair is lighter. Brow powders and brow pencils are the perfect way to stop them looking messy. Start with a small amount and then add more to build intensity.

5. Keep the shape
Set your brows with product to avoid them getting unruly as the day goes on. Wax-based products are generally harder to apply and can melt quite easily, so a gel is a better option here. Look for one that's clear and non-sticky.