Every woman was not born with thick and shapely eyebrows, but every woman can have them if she wants. And why wouldn’t she?! While eyebrows have not received as much attention as they deserve until very recently, I firmly believe that they can make or break your look. It might look complicated but do not fret – all you need is ten minutes and a little bit of patience.
Start with eyebrows that have been shaped the way you like them. You can thread, wax of tweeze, depending on how much hair you want to remove and your tolerance for pain. I prefer to thread my eyebrows, because gives me more control over the shape that I want to create and the resulting finish is very clean.
You should always make sure that your eyebrows are dry and clean before you begin to fill them in. For starters, grab a fresh spoolie brush and brush the hairs of your eyebrows upward so that you can identify the uneven spots that may need some more attention than others. Now, use an eyebrow pencil that is one shade lighter than your natural brow colour to fill in your brows using short and light strokes that look like the natural brow hairs. Keep your hand as light as possible to achieve a natural look. At this stage, the “filling in” should not be very evident. The mistake that many women make is picking a shade that matches their natural brow colour exactly. This makes the eyebrows look very stark – and not in a good way! A pencil that is one or two shades lighter is definitely the way to go.
Next, grab a pressed powder in the same colour as the pencil. It’s time for some extra definition! Use an angled brush to create a sharper shape for your brows, but avoid making the ends to pointy. Make sure to dust off any excess powder from the brush before applying, so that you don’t end up over-filling. Again, delicate strokes are key. Now, grab the spoolie again and brush your brows to blend the pencil and powder perfectly. If you are happy with the look, proceed to the next step. If not, blend, blend, blend!
To set the look in place and make sure that your brows stay fabulous all day long, use a clear eyebrow gel. Again, ensure that you dust off any excess product to avoid a crusty and crispy finish. Finally, dust a little bit of loose powder around your eyebrows to complete the look. If you still crave some more definition, you can blend a bit of concealer around them to get the shape that you desire. Add a tinge of highlighter below your brow bone for a beautiful glow and you are good to go, girl!