Staying on trend can be hard if you don’t have the right tools to work with, especially when it comes to brows!
Whether you have unruly thick brows, sparse thin brows, or the feared naked brows, there is always a fix!
However, when it comes to our eyebrows there is one thing that we should always keep in mind, our eyebrows are SISTERS, not TWINS. The more you fight the natural shape of your brows to make them the same, the harder it will be to create a shape that will flatter the structure of your face!
Here are some simple tips and tricks that will help make your perfect brow routine a breeze!
When searching for the perfect brow pencil, choose one that has a very fine tip, this will allow you to create small strokes that mimic your natural brow hairs, which create more natural-looking results.
– Choose a brow product that is slightly lighter than your brow hair color in order to achieve a natural look. However, if you have pale or blonde eyebrows, you’ll want to use a color that’s one or two shades darker than your natural brow color. This will prevent blonde brows from looking washed out when you apply your makeup.
– When filling in your brows, begin by applying the product in the center of the brow and work outward toward the brow tip then back toward the beginning of the brow. In order to create a natural effect, use short, light strokes and apply more pressure when shaping the bottom part of your brow. Whether you are using a pencil or powder, follow the basic shape of the existing brow. Try to work only with the hair that is there, as the idea is to shade rather than draw on eyebrows.
– If you decided to use an angled brush and powder, this method will give you a bolder brow. If you don’t like the look of a heavy brow, simply blend out the product with a spoolie.
– Finish by using a brow brush to soften the color and groom the brow. If you have wild brows that can’t be tamed just by brushing, use a clear brow gel to keep those unruly hairs in place!
– Eyebrow pencils are the most popular way to fill in brows but many can produce a greasy, stiff look, so make sure you use a pencil that has a smooth, light texture. If penciling doesn’t look natural, don’t do it; eyebrow color should look shaded and soft, not like a straight, hard line. Also, keep in mind that you shouldn’t place your brow color more than a one-quarter inch away from where your natural hair growth stops. This will accentuate the fact that there is no brow hair there in the first place!
– Tinted brow gels work well for filling in sparse eyebrows or simply giving a more defined look to light-colored brows. Although a brow gel looks like mascara, their consistency is much lighter and they are less pigmented. When applying brow gel, brush the color through the brow in the same way in which you would apply mascara to the eyelashes. It might take you a little while not to get the product on the skin, but practice makes perfect, right?
– If you can’t choose between a pencil and a powder, try a combo method! When using a pencil alongside a powder, you can get the control and precision of a pencil, as well as the softer, blended look of a powder. Using a brow powder with a tinted brow gel can also create a full softly shaped brow if you shape the brow with the powder first and then finish the detail work with the tinted brow gel. This is especially helpful for those with sparse areas in the brow or those who need to extend the end of the brows to frame the eyes better.