Eyebrow stencils are tools designed to help you shape your eyebrows easily and effectively without having to freehand the perfect shape yourself. All you have to do is line up the stencil with your eyebrow and fill in the shape. While brow stencils can be a great tool to create easy, gorgeous eyebrows, they can also be difficult to use correctly.
If you’re interested in trying eyebrow stencils, keep reading to learn how to use brow stencils flawlessly every time.
1. Prime Your Brows
Before you try to use an eyebrow stencil, it’s important to prime your eyebrows sufficiently. This priming step helps secure your brows in place and ensure the product you apply to them stays put for a long-lasting finish.
Prime your brows by securing them with a clear wax. Comb the wax through your brows and shape them how you want.
2. Get the Right Shape
You shouldn’t just pick up any random brow stencil and try to use it to shape your eyebrows. Always try to find an eyebrow stencil that is close to the natural shape of your eyebrows.
If you have thin, round brows and choose a brow stencil that is bold with a sharp arch, your eyebrows are likely to end up looking unattractively fake and unnatural. Brow stencils aren’t meant to help you draw on completely new eyebrows. Choose one that complements the brows you already have.
3. Line Up Correctly
To line up an eyebrow stencil correctly for easy application of product, use your index and middle finger. Spread your two fingers apart in a peace sign position and press the stencil to your eyebrow using these fingers. This position should help keep the stencil in place and prevent it from sliding around while you apply product to it.
4. Reposition Accordingly
When filling in your eyebrow, you might have to reposition the stencil once you reach the arch of your eyebrow. It’s okay to move the stencil around a bit to fill in either side of your eyebrow. Once you reach the arch of your eyebrow, feel free to reposition the stencil to more accurately match the shape of your natural brow.