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Avoid These Common Beginner Mistakes When Doing Your Eyebrows

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Doing your eyebrows is not an easy task—you have to take into account your face shape, natural arch, and the products you'll use. One wrong stroke and you can end up looking like you've drawn them on using a Sharpie (not a cute look, BTW!) It takes a lot of practice to perfect your kilay routine. To help you, we've listed down the most common mistakes you may commit, plus how exactly you can fix them:

Using a shade that's too dark.

Disregard the belief that you have to match the color of your arches with your brow product. This can make your face appear harsh and one-dimensional.

The fix: Go for a product that's one shade lighter than your hair color. A cool-toned taupe is a good choice—it works for almost everyone!

Limiting yourself to one product.

You can get great brows just by filling them in, but why stop at that? You're bound to get *better* results by mixing and matching products.

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The fix: To score fuller, polished arches, arm yourself with a reliable pencil or pomade and a brow gel. If you feel like your lewk is missing a little something, sweep a little bit of highlighter on your brow bone to make the area appear lifted.

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Disregarding your face shape.

There are so many eyebrow trends on our Instagram feed that we just want to try *all* of them! But chances are, they're not going to suit your face shape and may end up looking weird on you.

The fix: Refer to this video and let it serve as your guide to finding the best brow style for your face shape.

Going overboard with the application.

It can be easy to get carried away when filling in your brows. You could be going for a natural lewk, but if you're not too careful, you may end up with arches looking like they were drawn on using a Sharpie!

The fix: Use an eyebrow pencil with a fine tip to draw short, hair-like strokes for a more natural look. Remember to use a light hand so they won't appear ~mataray~.

Skipping brow gel.

Spending 10 to 15 minutes shaping and filling in your arches is useless if they're not going to last. You don't want your brow hairs to start drooping by midday, right?

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The fix: After filling in your brows, brush through them with some gel to keep them in place and looking polished. You can use a tinted one if you want your kilay to appear thicker!

Forgetting to blend.

Blending isn't just for your foundation or blush—your brows need them, too! Your arches will end up looking like blocks if you forget this *important* step.

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The fix: After filling in your arches, simply brush through them with a spoolie. This will spread the product evenly and prevent you from sporting harsh or overdrawn kilay.

This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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