If you have unruly brows even after plucking, eyebrow gel may be your new best friend. Don't use hairspray directly near your eyes. Instead, use eyebrow gel to set your eyebrows in place, preventing any stray areas from popping up where they shouldn’t. If your eyebrows aren’t very dark, purchase a gel that is slightly darker in color to both control and emphasize eyebrow hair. Clear eyebrow gel works as well. If you don't like the feel of gel, use a mascara wand to brush eyebrow hair up and reduce the appearance of sparse areas of hair.
Eyebrow pencils look like eyeliner and serve a similar purpose -- to define and highlight -- in this case, the brows. Purchase a self-sharpening crayon or pencil that is the same color to slightly darker than your eyebrow hair. Use the eyebrow pencil along the natural curve of your eyebrow to highlight your brows. Use swift, short strokes to keep your eyebrows from looking painted-on. Extend the end of your brow line slightly to make your eyebrow arch look slightly higher for a more dramatic look.
The staple of the eyebrow world, tweezers are the go-to at-home device for shaping your eyebrows. To avoid the dreaded overtweezing, brush your eyebrows upward and trim eyebrow hairs that do not accentuate your eyebrow line. Once you've done this, you're ready to tweeze, because you can better visualize the natural eyebrow line. If you need, draw an outline with your eyebrow pencil to act as a guideline for your tweezing.
If you feel clueless when it comes to eyebrow shaping, use a stencil kit that provides guidelines for tweezing and shaping. These kits help you identify the natural shape your eyebrow should follow, from thick and full, like Brooke Shields, to arched and dramatic, like Marilyn Monroe. Getting a little help from a brow stencil kit helps reduce the risk of overplucking.