I've got Liz Hurley's eyebrows. Not her actual eyebrows, obviously - that would make me some sort of weird eyebrow-stealing freak. But were you to examine my eyebrows, and La Hurley's, you'd be hard pushed to tell the difference. Apart from the skin colour thing, of course. And the fact that hers are probably twice as long as mine. But in terms of style and shape, Liz and I are eyebrow sisters. Hurrah.
This newfound sisterhood is thanks to Shavata Singh, frequently referred to as the Eyebrow Queen, whose set of eyebrow shapers will help even the most cack-handed of pluckers (ie, me) to achieve the perfectly formed brow. The shapers (£12, 020-8997 1089 for stockists), which are clear plastic stickers, come in four "classic" styles - Liz, Kylie, Brooke and Grace (Kelly, not Jones). Once you've picked the shape you'd like (there are tips on which brow suits which face shape), simply peel off the sticker, place over your brow, and pluck away, safe in the knowledge that you won't be tempted to freestyle your brows into oblivion.
The shapers are easier to use than they sound, although I did have a moment of panic halfway through, thinking that I'd used the left shaper for the right brow, and vice versa, but I can't be sure whether that's their failing or my stupidity. The real bonus is that not only do I look nothing like Liz, but my brows really do look fab and, although I had to improvise slightly (the shapers were much longer than my own brows), for once I managed not to overpluck.
"Use a hand mirror for close-up plucking and a large mirror to sit back and look at both brows as you pluck," advises the lady herself. And resist the urge to pluck the top of the brow, no matter how unruly: "Above the brow is your natural shape," says Singh, "and you should never tweeze this area, because it will never grow back the same."
But the best tip of all is to pluck a little and often. That way, you're less likely to lose the shape completely and end up having to draw the little blighters back in.