How To Define Your Brows For A More Seductive Appearance

Many of us use our eyes to flirt, but did you know that eyebrows play a big part in conveying emotions, too? When we're surprised or confused, we raise our brows, while anger or sadness makes us furrow them. Eyebrows are also used as a "come hither" request, as people often use an "eyebrow flash" to signal interest in another person (via Language Humanities). This gesture involves raising both eyebrows and then quickly lowering them. It can be a sign of recognition but is also often used as a non-verbal way to flirt with someone. Many times, an eyebrow flash is involuntary, so it's a great way to tell if your crush is digging you.

With so much depending on your eyebrows, it's important to take good care of them. Of course, tweezing unwanted strays and trimming long hair is essential in keeping them flirt-ready. However, did you know that the shape and placement of your brows can make you appear more seductive? You may think that your eyebrow shape is permanent, but you can manipulate them with some makeup tricks.

Create a defined arch for a flirty look

A 2019 study by Oakland University, cited by the Oakland Post, shows that women with full eyebrows were found to be more attractive. To make yours appear seductive, define them by creating an arch at the highest point of the brows. In order to find that perfect spot, take a pencil and hold it against the outer edge of your nostril, per MasterClass. Tilt the pencil until it reaches the middle of your pupils and this is where your arch should be.

Using a spoolie, brush your brows upwards and tweeze away any unwanted hair. Be sure not to overpluck — those thin 1990s eyebrows are not making a comeback anytime soon. Additionally, trim any long pieces with a pair of small scissors. Now you have the perfect canvas to define your brows. Take your favorite eyebrow pencil or brow powder and go over any sparse areas. Draw a peak where your arch should be and blend it in with your spoolie. Now, define the ends by making a small tail using short downward strokes. And voila! 

Need a little more help getting the perfect shape? If you've tried to emphasize your arch but don't love the results, there are also specific tools that can get you the ultimate symmetrical brows.

Eyebrow stencils are perfect for arched brows

Drawing perfectly even eyebrows can feel next to impossible. Many people's faces are unsymmetrical to begin with, and some have two completely different eyebrow shapes and need professional help to shape them. Drawing and filling in brows on a daily basis can also be time-consuming, especially when you're trying to get both sides to match. Enter eyebrow stencils, which can be a complete game-changer for those who need help with their application.

Eyebrow stencils come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so choose one according to your preference. Remember, for a seductive look, pick one with a slight arch. Hold the stencil against your forehead, and use a pencil or a brush with an eyebrow powder to fill it in. Be sure not to move the stencil or you'll end up with smudged brows. Some stencils also come with a stamp that deposits the color directly onto your eyebrows, which can save you minutes on your application — and give you more time to flirt with your crush.