How to Get Perfect Arched Eyebrows

Whoever said that eyebrows “make” the face was definitely onto something. Brows frame your features, which is why there’s so much emphasis on finding the best eyebrow pencil before any other brow product. Whether you want to exaggerate your arches, clean up the shape by filling in sparse areas, or re-create the latest BeautyTok trend, a brow pencil is key to achieving your desired look.

But how do you achieve your most flattering shape? Keep scrolling for your ultimate eyebrow-arching.

1. Measure & Mapping

Before you get your arches on point, you need to measure the shape. This means figuring out where the beginning, tip and highest point of the arch should be.

Mapping the beginning: Hold an eyeshadow brush vertically from the dimple of your nose (over your nostril) and indicate where your perfect eyebrows should begin. Then, use the pencil tip to mark where the brush and brow meet.

Mapping the end: Move the makeup brush so it leans against the outer edge of your nostril, reaching up to the outer corner of your eye. Where this diagonal line meets your eyebrows, add a little dot with your eyebrow pencil. This is where the tip of the brow should be.

Mapping the arch: Your brows should peak in line with the outer side of your iris. Again, use your makeup brush to measure out the spot, then dot with your pencil to mark that arched brow.

2. Fill the brow

If your arches are looking sparse, get PIXY Eyebrow Crayon to fill, using it to flick motion for some natural-looking definition. Start from the base of the arch and sweep the pencil up in the direction of the temples, opting for short, sharp strokes instead. This technique will give you a soft, subtle arch instead of a heavy finish.

Pro tip: If you’re a beginner with the brow pencil, choose one shade lighter than your natural brows and apply with a light hand and build the colour up.

3. Conceal& Set the brow

Use a concealer to enhance your arched brows even more. The brush tip allows you to glide it right under the arch, creating a lifted effect. If you’re already happy with the depth and shade, simply use the spoolie of your pencil again and mist it with setting spray. Brush brows upwards, then across into their newly arched shape.

And… you’re done.