Spiked at Alexander Wang and softly penciled at Oscar de la Renta, hyperstylized brows dominated the spring runways. For a more street-friendly take, we turned to makeup maven Carmindy's new book, Crazy Busy Beautiful: Beauty Secrets for Getting Gorgeous Fast! Here, her exclusive tips for shaping your best brows.Wondering if you can pull off runway-ready beauty trends? Upload your photo to our Virtual Salon to try on celebrity hairstyles, change your hair color, and experiment with new makeup trends!More
Before you tweeze, brush the brow hairs straight up with a spooly (mascara-style) brush. Trim any long hairs — or hairs that are growing straight down — with a pair of brow scissors. Have two pairs of tweezers ready: A slant-tipped pair is good for thick hairs; a needle-nose-tipped pair grabs shorter, hard-to-reach ones.
MC RECOMMENDS: Christi Harris Brow Scissors, $29.99; Brow Diva Duo Brush (shown), $19.
Before plucking, use a white eyeliner pencil to draw the desired shape of your brows as a guide. (For steps on finding your natural arch, go to marieclaire.com/brows.)
MC RECOMMENDS: Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Blanc (shown), $23.50; Sephora Stainless Steel Tweezers, $18.