We all love the ombre and perfect bold brow we see all over social media, but who has the time to recreate brow perfection on an everyday basis, especially when we’ve hit the snooze button one too many times?
Full, well-shaped brows can make such a difference when it comes to looking healthy, natural and youthful. Plus, well-shaped brows mean you can usually get away with wearing less makeup! However, over-plucking or getting a bad wax can leave you with sparse brows which give the appearance of an unflattering facial structure.
The biggest mistake women make is not finding their own natural arch. Often, the arch is placed too close to the inner part of the brow and arches up in the middle of the brow leaving one looking surprised.
Eyebrows that are too long and come too far down can make eyes look droopy. If you try to arch your eyebrows too high above the bone, it will look unnatural. When it comes to the natural, feathered brow look you should tweeze little or no hair from the ends of the brows, and you always want to make sure the brows are trailing off in an upward and outward direction, and never downward.
So how can you achieve the feathered brow look?
The feathered brow look is simply your own natural eyebrow shape with just a few carefully selected hairs removed and strategic eyebrow makeup application.
Follow these simple brow-mapping techniques to create your feathered brow look!
Prep your brows shape:
- The inner edge of the eyebrow should line up with the outside of the corresponding nostril.
- The highest point of the arch should be just at the outer edge of the eyeball.
- The outer brow should taper off to a point that intersects with an imaginary line drawn from the outer nostril past the outer edge of the eye.
The Feathered Flair:
- Using the Brow Pencil, start by drawing light strokes upwards, as if you’re drawing in individual brow hairs.
- Blend in the pencil with the spoolie on the end.
- Using a brow powder, lightly stroke up. As you move outward on your brows, move the strokes in an upward and outward direction. Don’t overdo it, product builds quickly and can look flat when overdone.
- Using a spoolie, comb through your brows once again.
The real key of the look is to lightly define with the Brow Pencil, and build volume with the Brow Powder. Finish off my lightly running the Brow Gel trough your brows so it builds and holds brow hairs lightly in place.
PRO Bonus Tips:
- You can lift an aging eye with strategic eyebrow shaping! With an aging eye, the lid has a tendency to be heavy. To avoid a heavy lid, feather the brow upward and out from the arch to just above the outer corner of the eye
- To minimize the curve of a round face, direct the outer third of the brow towards the top of the ear.
- If the face is square, direct it toward the middle of the ear. This helps balance the face.
- If the face is long, keep the brow more straight across, directing it above the ear.
- An oval face already looks balanced, but to enhance this harmony, you can direct the outer third towards the ear lobe.
No matter how full and perhaps even unruly your eyebrows are, a little eyebrow makeup works wonders for your look.
- A bit of eyebrow wax will hold them in place beautifully
- Most brows have some thin places that need to be filled in. With a brow powder fill in any sparse areas and comb the brows down, applying the color directly to the sparse patches on the skin. If the brow needs lengthening, apply the color with light feathery strokes
- Brows can be colored and held in place in one step with Brow Gel. Lightly stroke the wand into the hairs, using a little at a time.
- Nobody’s eyebrows are totally symmetrical. For a natural, looking finish, prep eyebrows by taking a spoolie and brushing your eyebrow hairs upward. Take a brow gel and brush brow hairs upward with a tinted brow gel as you brush eyebrow hairs upwards.
- Before you apply the tinted brow gel line your brows with a brow pencil