Guest Post: How To Shape and Define Eyebrows

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Who is ready for another beauty fix from the fabulous Berta of Mommy Like Whoa? Get ready for your complete guide to perfectly defining and shaping your eyebrows.

Also, don’t miss Berta’s other contribution “How to do your makeup in 10 minutes or less!”

how to shape and define eyebrows

Hey guys! It’s me again, Berta from over at Mommy Like Whoa! I had such a great time last month doing my 10 Minute Face Tutorial, that I wanted to come back and share something else with you! Eyebrows!

Eyebrows are very important. They frame your face and complete your look. They are often the most underrated beauty aspect, but they really need to be given a little attention.

I am going to show you how to clean up, shape and maintain gorgeous brows, with very little effort! So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to it!

First off, we pluck chickens, not eyebrows. That’s what my beauty school teacher told me once, and it’s always stuck with me. We tweeze eyebrows. Let’s start there.

tweeze and shape

Look at my gnarly brows. I grew them out for you!

Personally, I prefer to have my eyebrows waxed, it’s far less painless than tweezing them out individually, but to each her own.

If you’re planning on doing it yourself, make sure you follow this guideline to getting the right shape for your face.

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The brows shouldn’t extend past the bridge of your nose. That’s unibrow territory.

And at about a 45* angle from the bottom of your nose should be where it ends. Again with the 45* angle at the top of the bulbous part of the nose for the arch. Too much math? Here’s another one…


The arch should be right around the middle of your eyeball. Use your pupil as a guide. The left and right diagonals frame your eye, just like your brow does.

If this is all just too much for you, any brow shaping specialist should be able to help you. Benefit’s Brow Bars are fantastic for this (and affordable too). Plus once you’ve had them professional shaped, all you have to do is maintain them by tweezing the strays!

Once you have your shape, let’s look at some basic brow products.


There are my favorites and what I use. I own both the dark colors and also the light ones, depending on how I wear my hair and makeup, I often go darker or lighter with my brows. If it’s a normal “running errands” type day, I stick with light. Dramatic evenings out I tend to go darker. That’s just plain personal preference.

Pictured above is;

e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit MEDIUM

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow – medium/deep

Smashbox Angle Brow Brush, No.12 (I have a different duo brush that’s not offered as it was part of a promo)

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer, Stainless Steel (different than pictured above, but this is my other tweezer I love!)

Starting with your e.l.f. kit, using the gel side and the angled brush, outline the shape of your brow.


Fill in the gaps and “bald spots” with your powder.

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Add natural texture with the Benefit Gimme Brow fiber gel.


Clean up any mistakes you made with some concealer on a short shadow brush, outlining the brow shape and highlighting the brow bone.


And BAM! Perfectly groomed and styled brows.


Here’s a comparison, side by side, of my face with eyebrows and without.

half face

Amazing, right?

Please let me know if you have any questions, or what other tutorials you would like to see! If I get enough questions I will do a Q&A feature! Email me at

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Stay Happy and Stay Informed!




  1. Ah, love this post thank you. I have awful brows and use the Anastasia Brow Duo powder — but I've never used gel beforehand. I will definitely give that a try.

  2. You must've seen my squirrel tails on instagram and decided to do a PSA. I NEED this kind of coaching! I'm so ready to be done with the blah rut I've been stuck in! Going to pin this so I can reference.

  3. Oh that's way too much work. I just let mine do whatever they please. Can you see how lazy I am? I thought so. Okay this is good stuff, but when you're my age and can't see worth beans you give up on makeup. I look way better without makeup than I would with.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. Great tutorial! The eyebrows are always something I tend to not do at home, have them waxed when I get my hair done, and maybe now I have try a goat it! I'd love it if you would check my page out as well at Thank you!

  5. Definitely have them shaped professionally if you can! Just maintain them by tweezing strays between services.

  6. It's really an easy way to maintain nice brows! Thanks for the pin :)

  7. That brow powder is fantastic too! I just love the gel because it blends out so well and helps frame a shape.

  8. I used to have the best brows and now they suck. This tutorial was much needed- I even took a selfie to see where my eyebrows lined up. lol.

  9. You do NOT want to look too closely at my brows right now. When did my last baby arrive? 9 months? That's how long it's been since my brows were properly tended to. For shame.

  10. haha you pluck a chicken. So so true! I actually prefer tweezing as I like to limit the number of misplaced hairs making their appearance. Great tutorial!

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