The Brow Stencil Technique

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In many cases, the overall appearance of your eyes, face and even makeup is defined by the arch, length, and thickness of your eyebrows. If you think that your brows have disadvantageous shape, then follow the steps below and sculpt your brows to perfection. You don’t have to be an expert to achieve an amazing overall look. All you need is an eyebrow stencil! Eyebrow stencils are a great and easy way to shape your eyebrows, especially if your brows are scarce and it takes too much time figuring out how their natural shape should look like.

Step 1: Trimming is an important step in shaping your eyebrows to get that perfectly defined look. Brush all hairs upward with an eyebrow grooming brush. The hairs that are above the natural shape of your eyebrow should be trimmed with scissors. Ideally, do not remove the brush when cutting them as it helps the eyebrow hairs to stay in place. Then, look yourself it the mirror. If you think your eyebrow still looks a bit bulky, go back again and remove more hair using the same technique.

Step 2: Place the stencil precisely on top your brows, paying attention to the position of your own natural arch. Some stencils have lines on them to guide you in your positioning. Once placed, hold it firmly with your fingers without letting it slip.

Step 3: Grab a stiff-angled brush and apply quick strokes to fill in the stencil with powder.  In the direction of hair growth, fill in whatever is inside the stencil by applying short, light strokes that mimic the stencil’s length and shape.

Step 4: Carefully remove the stencil from your eyebrow so it won’t smudge your masterpiece.  Then, stroke through with the brow brush to blend the powder with the natural eyebrows. Start plucking all the hairs below the brow line. If you want your arch to be higher, pluck some hairs underneath it.

Voilà, a finished, well defined brow! Now you can use this magic stencil trick every time you need to shape your brows and achieve this amazing final look.

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