When it comes to clever makeup hacks, TikTok is the gift that keeps on giving. Recently, the lipstick blush hack won us over (applying lipstick to your cheekbones pre-foundation for a natural, believable flush), and using fake tan as lip liner (carefully!) has also been a revelation. This month, though, it’s all about symmetrical, fluffy brows as the “brow mapping” technique takes over.
Brow mapping is nothing new — makeup artists and microblading technicians have sworn by it for years — but TikTok’s bite-size format makes the often-complicated technique a lot easier to digest. Whether you’re a makeup lover or a novice, the step-by-step tutorials seem super simple rather than tricky.
What is brow mapping and how do you do it?
Brow mapping is an eyebrow shaping method that uses your facial features, particularly your nose, to determine the perfect structure for your eyebrows. Though the phrase “brows are meant to be sisters, not twins” is true, the technique helps achieve more symmetry and lets you know where your brows should start at the inner corner of your eye, arch in the middle, and end at the outer corner.