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Top left to right: Deepika Padukone and Liu Wen.
Bottom left to right: Maggie Q and Olivia Wilde.


#1 Identify the start of the eyebrow by holding a pencil vertically against each side of your nose.

#2 The arch – or the highest point of the brow – should be roughly two-thirds towards the tail. Never have your arch in the middle of your eyebrows – a la Ronald McDonald – or you’ll look perpetually surprised.

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#3 If you have dark hair and eyes, pick a brow colour that’s one to two tones lighter than your hair. If you have light brown hair and dark eyes, go for lighter brown brows. For lighter eyes, you need a darker brow shade to define your peepers.


[Top] Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow, $40
[Bottom] Laneige Natural Brow Liner in #2 Stone Gray, $26