How to: Shape Brows



You have seen the difference a great frame can make to a painting.  It is the eyebrows that form a frame for your eyes.  Beautifully groomed eyebrows make a huge difference.  It is possible to transform a face with just tweezers, shadow, a brow brush, and brow gel.  A professional will help you find your ideal shape.  Once the brows have been groomed, it is easy to do your own upkeep.

The Perfect Brow: The start of the brow should be aligned with the inner corner of the eye. The arch is three-quarters of the way across the brow from there.

How to: Shape Brows 

The start of the brow should follow an imaginary line drawn from the outside of the nose to the inside corner of the eye.

Special Cases:

Nonexistent brows– Use a pencil the color of original brows, and softly draw in the shape.  Layer a complimentary color of powder shadow with a brow     brush to fill in and soften.

Bare spots–  Bare spots can be filled in with light strokes of pencil or with powder shadow.  If neither works, try layering both.

Brows too far apart– Brows too far apart can be corrected by filling in missing brow areas with light pencil strokes.  Balance the brows carefully. Layer powder shadow on top.

Tadpole brows– Tadpole brows can be reshaped with shadow.  Fill them in to create a straight line.


It’s easy to keep your brows groomed with our Brow Kit featuring two shadows to define and fill in the brows, a two-sided mirror (with one side magnified) plus a mini tweezer and brow brush.  Light and Dark Brow Kits available.


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6 thoughts on “How to: Shape Brows

  1. This is lovely and helpful. Could you please let me know what eyeliner has been used on the model. Thanks


    Bobbi Brown Reply:

    Reply on October 9th, 2012

    Hi, she’s wearing Cobalt Ink Eyeliner. Thanks!


  2. I am African-American with mid-tone skin…(think beyonce, but a touch darker) I was reading the color chart and noticed Dark Gray works as well for brows..does that work on my skin tone as well?


    Bobbi Brown Reply:

    Reply on February 6th, 2013

    Great question and we’d love to get a few more details about your coloring. Bobbi’s has some amazing online Artists standing by right now to determine YOUR best shade of brow color + offer application tips. Simply go to and click on “Talk to an Artist” and we’ll take it from there. We hope to chat with you soon!


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