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Eyebrows are central to your face and overall beauty look. No matter what makeup look you sport, if any, your brows are usually the star of the show. If you choose to shape your brows, upkeep, the recurring process of removing those stray hairs that pop up in the wrong spot, is crucial.

Brow shape differs by person, bone structure, hair thickness, and the amount of upkeep you do—yes that was towards you, chronic over-tweezers. While some people prefer a thin brow, others strive for a thick and full brow. Regardless, a level of upkeep exists to keep them sharp! 

Between shaping sessions, whether you get them tweezed, waxed, or threaded, there are a few things you can do to maintain that beautiful shape. 

First things first, give your brows a long and hard look in the mirror. What do you like about the current shape? What do you think should be changed or groomed for upkeep? Brush them out with a spoolie and use a zoom mirror, if need be. 

Shaping your brows, without the help of a professional, can be scary. But, if you are cautious with which areas you touch and which you leave, you can learn to successfully upkeep your own brows between sessions. When tweezing, it’s essential to not remove any hairs too close to your actual brow. 

So, go right ahead and remove any strays above, below, or to the side of your brow. This is an easy fix to the feeling of an unruly brow. If you are afraid you will get tweezer happy, outline your brow with a makeup pencil to mark the areas you clearly should not touch. 

Between sessions, another way to keep the unruly brows looking sharp is by filling them in. With a pencil or brush, create light strokes to define the shape of the brow. This will make them pop and look more shaped and managed than they actually are. 

Sometimes, brow hair has a hard time staying put in the weeks between your brow visit. Use brow gel to maintain the shape and keep them in place. 

Brow upkeep is easier than it sounds. With a little practice, you could be a brow-fessional too!  

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Christina Constantine is a Boston University senior studying journalism. She is a New York City native that loves all things fashion, health, and lifestyle related.    
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