Makeup Monday: How to create your ultimate brow shape at home

by Hair Romance on January 13, 2013 · 21 comments

in Eyebrows,Makeup Monday

Let’s talk brows, the most important hair on your face. A haircut can change your life but a brow shape will change your face.

Over the years, I was guilty of being too plucky with my tweezers, and letting any beauty therapist wax my brows. This all stopped when I went to a Rae Morris seminar at Hair Expo and learnt how to find my perfect eyebrow shape.

I started growing my brows the next day and hoped they would actually grow back. Then I started researching who I should let reshape my bushy brows. I was resoundingly told to see Lien Davies, the brow whisperer.

Lien’s approach is different to other brow experts I’ve seen as she works with her own “quad ratio” to determine your ultimate brow shape. This measurement allows you to maintain your perfect brows at home. Lien never waxes her clients’ eyebrows, as it’s too imprecise. Instead she prefers to pluck one hair at a time to perfect your brows.

Here’s a before and after of my brows on my first visit to Lien. Sorry for the creepy eye stare, I was concentrating on my brows.

Eyebrow reshape with Lien Davies - Ultimate brow shape

Seriously amazing. You can see I’ve still got some work to grow my brows back but Lien taught me her tricks to fill in brows so I could hide the gaps until they grew.

Three tips for filling in your brows

1. To thicken your brows – draw in light strokes with pencil to your desired thickness then overlap with shadow. I love Maybelline Define-a-brow.

2. To cover gaps in your brows – colour match your powder exactly to your brow hair, lighter colours will only highlight the gaps. Begin at the tail end where the gaps are more obvious and work towards the start of your brows, where you won’t need as much product. I love Bobbi Brown matte shadows (I use Mahogany).

3. To tame your brows – use a brow mascara. You can use a clear gel to set your brow powder or a lightly tinted gel to touch up your brows. I love Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper.

If you want perfect brows, I highly recommend booking in to see Lien Davies. For those of you not in Sydney, I have the next best thing.

How to create Your Ultimate Brow Shape At Home

How to create your ultimate brow shape ebook by Lien Davies

Lien has been working tirelessly to create her new ebook “How to Create Your Ultimate Brow Shape” and she share ALL her tips and eyebrow secrets. It’s like having her in the room with you while she guides you on her unique brow shaping method that always gets fabulous results.

Sample pages from How to Create Your Ultimate Brow Shape by Lien Davies

Get your copy of “How to Create Your Ultimate Brow Shape” here. It’s just about prettiest ebook I’ve ever seen and it’s full of smart tips and tricks for finding your perfect brow shape. Hair Romance tip – like them on facebook for a special discount.

Are you eyebrow obsessed? What’s your favourite product for perfecting your brows?

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Chardonnay @ This is not a Thrift Store January 14, 2013 at 11:50 am

Thank you for sharing! I’ve been thinking about trying to get my eyebrows under control lately, and was on the verge of going to one of those scary eyebrow waxing shops to get them in order; this sounds better.
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Hair Romance January 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Phew! Caught you just in time Chardonnay! It’s so hard to hide a mis-matched eyebrow from a bad wax. I’ve been there ;)


Lien Davies January 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Hair Romance January 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Thanks for fixing my brows Lien! X


Mindy January 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I alternate between getting them waxed and stencils that I’ve had for years from


Hair Romance January 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Thanks Mindy, how do you find the stencils? I still prefer to find a natural shape that is sized to my face.


Mindy January 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I used this page to match up what my natural arch shape was(I’m between soft-angled and flat), and there’s a picture here of how to figure out how long your brow is(measure from by where they start naturally to the outer tips) I think most people would be either the thin or medium width.


Hair Romance January 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm



Mindy January 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm

there’s a catalog page here.


Janessa January 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I am brow obsessed! :o While I love makeup, I keep my makeup very minimal and one of my most important is to fill in my brows.
I went onto her Facebook page and I am in awe! I have to get this ebook.
I can’t thank you enough for sharing this. :]


Hair Romance January 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Thanks Janessa! I agree, I can’t go out without filled in brows, it makes me feel done even when I wear no other makeup. This ebook is like having Lien in the room with you, it’s great.


Janessa January 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

One product I love to use is Benefit’s High Brow, which is a pale pinkish white, matte highlighter pencil. I use an angled brush to apply it or sometimes with my finger if I’m in a hurry.


Hair Romance January 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I have this too, and Sun beam. I love Benefit highlighters and tints.


Mel January 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I’ve visited Lien before. She is awesome! I always get my brows plucked now – no waxing for me – it’s way too harsh.


Hair Romance January 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Hi Mel, Lien’s so awesome, isn’t she? I always feel so positive after I see her.


Rachel January 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I used to have my brows waxed at a local beauty salon, where they were pretty good at heeding to my “just tidy them up” instructions. Then they changed management and the new girls were terrible, so I started tidying them myself.
I have lots of trouble finding products in the perfect brow colour– most blonde pencils/powders are too yellow-based and look odd against my ashy brows. I use a BYS pencil in blonde now, the one with the weird one sided brush on the other end. It’s more red-based brown than most light colours, and suits me a lot better. And it’s only $4.95! Can’t beat that. I do wish I could get the same colour in a powder though.
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Hair Romance January 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Hi Rachel, have you tried Maybelline? They have some good value matte shadows or Bobbi Brown are more expensive, but they have a great colour range. Plus I use the smalled amount so cost per wear is minimal.


Sarah January 16, 2013 at 11:01 am

While not wanting to be a negative nancy, to me the after photo makes your brows look two toned. Especially your left one, or the one that’s exposed to the most light in the photo. Is this the desired effect or does it even out in more natural lighting? ~Sarah


Hair Romance January 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Good point Sarah! I’ve got strong light from my left side from my window so the colour is even in real life, though I agree it looks lighter in this photo. You can see my brows in my other photos are even x


Kristin January 20, 2013 at 2:13 am

Her “3 line trick” really isn’t her own trick at all…. Any basic cosmetology student learns that when learning about the brows. It’s common knowledge to us.

And I think that extra line she adds makes the brow look too thick and masculine in a lot of instances. But if that is what you are going for!

Any girls that want good waxing in the US need to find a Benefit Brow Bar, they also use the 3 line system(without adding the extra thick line) and I haven’t gotten a bad wax from them yet.


Hair Romance January 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Thanks for your feedback Kristin. As for the three line trick, it all depends where you start from that makes the difference. I’ve seen people start from the outer edge of the nose, the middle of the nostril and the edge of the nostril too. Whether your nose sits symmetrically on your face also affects the result. That’s why I like Lien’s measuring system. Thanks for your tips, always happy to share a good beauty recommendation.


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