When it comes to the perfectly shaped eyebrow there are so many questions to take into consideration… Do you want thick natural eyebrows or thinner more chic eyebrows? High arch, soft arch or flat? Where should they start and where do they end? What’s the best brow shape for my face? That’s where eyebrow mapping comes into play.

Undergoing treatment for breast cancer, you can often lose your eyebrows and at some point, you’ll have to pose all of the above questions. Whether it be because you’re going to get your brows professionally micro-bladed or you want to learn how to DIY at home with brow product, we all want to achieve a natural eyebrow look we’re happy with. Still, a little overwhelming, right? Your brows can be such a personal thing and one rule or shape doesn’t necessarily apply to all. It all comes down to preference and what’s most flattering for your face shape.

What Is Eyebrow Mapping?

So, what is Brow Mapping? Eyebrow Mapping is a fairly simple 3 step technique that can aid you in finding the ideal shape for your face. Eyebrow Mapping can also help in making your nose appear slimmer, open up your eyes and lift your cheek bones which can give the illusion of a more symmetrical face.

How Do I Map My Eyebrows?

If you’ve got the time, we always recommend visiting a professional with experience so that you’re able to get the best achievable look for your face shape. If you don’t have the time or you’re more of a DIY gal, that’s okay! You can map your eyebrows out in the comfort of your own home. When eyebrow mapping, it’s easiest to begin with a fine point eyebrow pencil before you jump in with a full eyebrow pomade (*here is one of our favorite eyebrow pencils*)

How Do I Map My Eyebrows?

If you’ve got the time, we always recommend visiting a professional with experience so that you’re able to get the best achievable look for your face shape. If you don’t have the time or you’re more of a DIY gal, that’s okay! You can map your eyebrows out in the comfort of your own home. When eyebrow mapping, it’s easiest to begin with a fine point eyebrow pencil before you jump in with a full eyebrow pomade.

  • Step 1 – Using a thin makeup brush you’ll start by placing it at the corner of your nose and lining it up with the inner corner of your eye, with a light eyebrow pencil make a line. This is where your eyebrow should start.  You’ll repeat this process on both side of your nose.
  • Step 2 – For your arch, using your brush again, line it from the corner of your nose up through the center of your eye. For point of reference the brush should fall directly over your pupil area. This should be where your eyebrow should arch.
  • Step 3 – For your last step, take your brush and line it from the corner of your nose to the outer edge of your eye. This will be where your eyebrows should end.
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See? Super easy and simple technique! Once you’ve got all your marks done, you can now go through and draw and fill in your eyebrows. As an added tip, once you’re done filling in your eyebrows, lightly go through with a thin brush + concealer to clean up the underneath of your brow and run an eyebrow gel through the eyebrow hair to keep them in place. This super simple step can pull together your whole makeup look and make your eyebrows look even better!