Groom Your Eyebrows with confidence this summer and get on trend.
Brows have most definitely evolved over the years, and we’ve gone through plenty of different phases – from wanting super thin brows to letting the fur above our eyes grow into bushes inspired by Brooke Shields back in the Eighties.
To help steer us on the right path when it comes to all things brow related, we of course went to the experts. The right shape can make you look thinner, younger — even happier. What are the common brow blunders? Identify yours and get grooming.
HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT BROW SHAPE?
Not sure where your brows should start and end? Grab a pencil and get started.
1. Place the pencil vertically along the nose until it meets the eyebrow. Tweeze anything that falls before this line.
2. To find the arch, slant the chopstick upward from the outer edge of your iris.
3. Slant the chopstick just beyond the outer corner of the eye.
HOW TO FIX THESE COMMON BROW BLUNDERS?
1. BUSHY : Trim and shape hairs while lengthening the brow. Use a brow pencil to fortify and extend brows at ends.
To groom: 1. Brush all hairs upward with an eyebrow grooming brush or dry toothbrush, then use tiny scissors to trim any tips that stick out. 2. Using a slanted tweezer, pluck strays from beneath your brow to help elongate and slim the face. Grab hairs at the base to avoid painful tugging. Follow the natural curve of your eyebrow. 3. Sharpen the shape: Your eyebrow should arch at a spot above the outer edge of your iris. Carefully remove only the stray hairs below the peak — never dig into its middle.
2. OVERPLUCKED : Fill in overplucked areas. Focus on the uppermost part of brows to create a natural eye-lift effect.
To Groom: 1. Use an eyebrow stencil. To shape an arch with a brow pencil or powder, applying color in small, upward strokes. Press lightly to avoid a drawn-on look, and keep stepping back from the mirror to check your work. 2. Superskinny brows may still have areas to trim. Cut the spiky innermost part of the brow (closest to the nose) to make an even line. Keep up with this technique while growing brows out, too.
3. BARELY THERE Deepen sparse or light-colored brows to frame the face.
To Groom: 1. For a natural look that doesn’t seem drawn on, dip an angled brush — it helps with precision — in a powder shade that closely matches your hair color (for superlight hair, you can go one shade darker). Apply it over the existing hairs to better define brows, then continue to fill in any gaps in the shape. 2. Highlight your work with a clear brow gel or cream.
HOW TO HIGHLIGHT LIGHT COLOURED BROWS?
Use a Tinted Brow Gel; it’s easier and safer than dyeing them which can result in odd coloring. We offer five shades so there is something for everyone.
WHAT IS THE BEST BROW FOR DIFFERENT FACE SHAPES?
Round faces have to stay away from overly thin brows – a thicker brow will be slimming for the face. Square faces need more lift in order to create more of a round/oval effect (think Angelina Jolie), and a thinner and more prominently arched brow creates that look. Oval faces should stay with a medium arch that isn’t too long at the ends in order to open up the face.
WHEN SHADING IN BROWS, HOW CAN YOU DETERMINE THE CORRECT BROW SHADE?
The correct brow shade is two shades darker for light blonds and redheads and two shades lighter for dark brunettes. Medium brown and light brown should stay one shade lighter if not the same.