I Tried the Viral "Eyebrow Mapping" Hack From TikTok, and I Have Thoughts

  • "Eyebrow mapping" is a brow shaping technique often performed by a pro.

  • It's gaining popularity on TikTok with people trying the technique at home.

  • The process is slightly challenging but helpful in achieving symmetry with your brows.

Before we begin, I feel the need to get this out of the way upfront: I have naturally thick eyebrows - I know that, and I feel very fortunate that I didn't attack them with tweezers in middle school as most of my friends did. Even though I don't necessarily need to, I still enjoy using makeup to enhance my brows and whenever I come across a hack for shaping them, I have trouble resisting the urge to try it out, including the viral eyebrow mapping technique that's all over TikTok right now.

In this makeup application hack, people are using a brow shaping technique that's typically reserved for brow specialists when you go to a salon to get threaded or waxed. It involves using your features - with or without string coated in ink as a guide - to "map" out where your eyebrows should begin and end, and where the arches should hit at. Some of the videos on TikTok look pretty intense with multiple lines of ink all over the face, but I found the DIY tutorials to be a bit more approachable for my at-home tests run. Here's how it went.

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