There’s no denying that sculpted eyebrows work wonders to complement your face shape and define your features. If you don’t already have full, arched eyebrows to work with, you’re likely looking for a way to make it happen. It’s easy to admit that learning how to arch eyebrows can be a bit intimidating, but with patience and the right technique, you can master this beauty trend like a true pro. Ready to arch your eyebrows to perfection? Keep reading for nine tips to help you achieve high arch eyebrows for a beauty look upgrade.
1. DETERMINE THE RIGHT BROW SHAPE
First things first, before you truly start your journey to scoring arched eyebrows, it’s essential to find the best shape for your face. This helps to determine where your brows should start and end, as well as where that high arch should be.
To get the ball rolling, place an eyebrow pencil vertically at the side of the top of your nose and create a mark. Next, align the pencil with the outside of your iris and mark that spot along your brow to define your arch. Now, it’s time to focus on the tail of your brows. Line your pencil up with the outer corner of your eye and make another small mark.
Need more tips? Head on over to our article, How to Shape Your Eyebrows Based on Your Face Shape, to make sure that your arched eyebrows are the right shape.
2. OUTLINE YOUR BROWS
One of the worst things you can do when creating high arched eyebrows is to remove too much hair. If you need to tweeze to perfect your shape, first use an eyebrow pencil to outline the desired shape of your brow. Once you have an outline you’re happy with, only remove hairs that fall outside of that line.
3. OPT FOR AN EYEBROW STENCIL
If you’re not particularly skilled in the art of creating arched eyebrows, there’s a quick and easy way to fake it ‘til you make it: an eyebrow stencil. Eyebrow stencils are a reliable option that helps you identify where to shade and shape your brows for an arched masterpiece.
4. FILL IN YOUR BROWS WITH MAKEUP
Unless you’re blessed with the fullest of eyebrows, eyebrow makeup is a must for getting arched brows. Of course, not any product will do. Find your perfect match below.
L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara: This gel-mousse formula is the epitome of simple brow makeup. Designed to boost volume and set brow hairs, this smudge-resistant formula won’t steer you wrong. Simply brush the brow mascara on, and you’re done.
L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame & Set: Love the idea of a bold arch? Consider it handled with this eyebrow pomade. This lightweight brow makeup formula easily glides onto skin and brow hairs to frame and set your look. Dip the brush into the pomade, then outline and fill in your arches.
L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Eyebrow Mechanical Pencil: If eyebrow pencils are your forte, this offering will suit your needs. Designed with a triangular tip, this pencil precisely outlines, shades, and evenly fills in brows.
L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel: This waterproof gel formula fills and thickens brows for long-lasting wear. Pick up product with the angled brush, then use it to outline your brows before filling them in. Comb through with a spoolie for a natural look.
L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender: Whether you prefer natural or statement-looking brows, this eyebrow crayon will rise to the occasion. Complete with a kabuki blending brush, you’ll be able to achieve arched eyebrows that have a soft finish.
5. DON’T APPLY TOO MUCH PRODUCT
Speaking of brow products, it’s always smart to start light with your brow application. After all, you don’t need to use too much product to bring your arched eyebrows to life. To avoid a heavy-handed look, use a small amount of product and build as needed.
Editor’s note: Keep in mind, it’s best to focus on sparse areas. Applying your product of choice to your full brow can leave you with an overdrawn arch.
6. GROOM YOUR BROWS BEFORE FILLING THEM IN
The truth is, it can be tough to perfect arched eyebrows without a grooming session. See, when your brows are overgrown, it can be hard to see your natural shape, which can make it hard to sculpt your eyebrows. So, always make sure that your brows are groomed to perfection to help you sculpt high arched eyebrows with ease. This includes doing any necessary tweezing, as we went over, as well as trimming your brows.
7. SCULPT THE PERFECT FADE
Let’s be real: Have you ever seen eyebrows that are one solid shade? If so, you know that they don’t sport a natural-looking appearance. That’s why it’s important to ensure that your arched eyebrows sport a seamless gradient finish. All you need to do is start with less product at the front of your eyebrows, then build with more product as you go. Natural brows have sparser hair toward the front, and this is the look you want to replicate.
8. HIGHLIGHT YOUR BROWS
Want to give your high arched eyebrows more definition? Consider adding a highlighter into the mix! By simply highlighting directly under your arch, you’ll be able to sport an awake and lifted look. Give it a try with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder. Dip a fan makeup brush into the powder and gently dust the highlighter under your arch for an illuminated glow.
9. SET YOUR BROWS
If you’re wearing any type of makeup, including eyebrow makeup, you want to make sure that your beauty look goes the distance. For your brows, the best way to do just that is with an eyebrow mascara. Swipe on the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara in Clear to lock in your look.
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