Brow tips

As lit­tle as they are, your arches have a big im­pact— book­end­ing your fea­tures and lend­ing pro­por­tion to your face. Here’s how to keep them in shape.

Shape (Malaysia) - - Contents - By GENEVIEVE MON­SMA

THE GOLDEN RULE OF GROOM­ING: Be­fore you shape or shade your brows, find a length that flat­ters your face. “Brow aes­thet­ics may change over the years, but what never changes is where an at­trac­tive brow be­gins and ends,” says Mally Ron­cal, a makeup artist and the founder of Mally Beauty.

To find the start of your brow, “hold a pen ver­ti­cally against one side of your nose,” says Kristie Stre­icher, a brow ex­pert and co-owner of Stri­i­ike in Los An­ge­les. “Where the pen in­ter­sects the brow is the start.” Tweeze any hair be­tween your brows’ start­ing points. If your brows be­gin wider than their pre­scribed start­ing points, nar­row the gap by shad­ing in with a brow pen­cil, us­ing hair­like strokes.

To de­ter­mine your brow’s tail, “an­gle the pen di­ag­o­nally from your nos­tril to your eye’s outer cor­ner,” Stre­icher says. “Where the pen crosses your brow bone is the tail.” And if your brows peter out ear­lier than where the pen crosses your brow bone, sten­cil in a longer tail with a wa­ter-re­sis­tant prod­uct, such as Mally Beauty Ever­color Long Wear Brow Defin­ing Gel ($31; qvc.com).

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