The brows matter too!
Sometimes the most ignored, and often the most over-tweaked, yet very essential feature of the face are the eyebrows! They arch and frame the eyes and play a huge role in accentuating them. Yet, they are not always well matched, and can be sometimes bushy, uneven, too thick, too thin, and sometimes are even hardly there.
Of course they are also a fashion statement. In the 1930s and 40s, brows were worn very thin and drooping downwards, in almost semi-circular patterns, like Marlene Dietrich's. Every decade had its own brow style, like the slightly thicker or the "v" arched brows in the 50s and 60s were worn by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.
Next was the winged look, sported by Audrey Hepburn, which took the world by storm.
The 70s made a U-turn back to thin and high-arched brows, but the next decade went the more neutral way with no severe shaping. People seemed comfortable with lightly done neat look without overdoing anything, and many like Brooke Shields, helped promote the idea that it was okay to not tweeze the brows at all.
Now, everyone's brows can relax a bit, as most people are not obsessively following any trend, rather sticking to slight modifications to suit individual faces, which is more sensible. Yet, the current trend is of thicker brows, with broad fronts, thin ends, and a slightly winged look.
However, it is important to note that increasing the clear space between the eye and the brow results in neater makeup and makes the eye pop as well.
You can tweeze if your natural shape does not need too much work, or thread for a clean sharp shape. If your threshold for pain is really low and cannot stand the pain that is threading, you can bleach the peripheral light hair growth so it does not show and the brows appear threaded without actually being so.
A concealer can also be applied on the sections that need covering up, but obviously it would not work with the thick or long brow and is only suitable for the finer growth.
Using eyebrow pencil to fill in the blank spaces or lighter growth areas can also aid in creating the shape you want. Brown eyeshade can also be applied with a brush to shape the brows, especially if you are looking for a more natural finish.
It is easier to work on thinner brows than thick ones, as drawing or filling in the gaps is easier than altering and creating a new shape on existing brows.
If the brows are really wayward, it is possible to wax a portion off, usually the end part. The front portion is left untouched so as to keep a natural look and the rest is drawn on. This however, is done in extreme cases only.