Eyebrows have the potential to make or break your look, but they’re often overlooked when it comes to grooming and beauty routines. While we may not all be as blessed as Brooke Shields in the brow department, with a little makeup and the right technique, it’s possible to achieve bold brows that flatter your face without overwhelming the rest of your features. Read on for some of our best tips.
Define Your Shape
Before you head straight for the makeup aisle, take some time to determine the ideal arch and shape for your eyebrows based on your face, using your natural brow bone as a guide. If you’re new to brow shaping, work slowly and avoid over-tweezing, or consult with a professional for pointers. Use clean, quality tweezers made of stainless steel to remove stray hairs, then go back and fill in any sparse areas with a brow pencil or powder to create a fuller, more defined look.
Symmetry is key to achieving polished eyebrows, and the best way to ensure your brows are truly symmetrical is to measure them. Use a brow pencil or brush as a tool to ensure both eyebrows are of equal length and height, placing your fingers on the shaft to mark the start and end points. Prioritize regular tweezing or threading to maintain symmetry and prevent unruly hairs from popping up.
Keep it Natural
Choose products that enhance your natural brows without overwhelming the rest of your features. Before you apply powder or filler, comb through your brows with a spoolie brush and a dab of clear gel to make sure all of the hairs are lying in the same direction. If you choose to fill your brows with makeup, choose products that match your natural hair color.