EYEBROWS ARE eVERYTHING.
They are the focal point of our faces and make the greatest amount of impact.
Eyebrows help to frame our facial features and assist us when displaying our emotions.
We may now spend hours preening over our brows yet mastering them is still easier said than done.
We’ve previously discussed shaping our brows, though I’m still yet to find a woman 100% happy with theirs.
There is always something about them we would prefer to bypass. Are they too thin and fine, shapeless and archless, patchy and sparse?
VA’s tips & tricks
* Avoid Overplucking
Excessive use of a pair of tweezers can harm the hair follicles.
Allow your brows to grow and hold off taming them too regularly. Experts recommend once every three weeks.
* Look After Them
To boost hair growth apply a primer to your brows before applying makeup in the morning.
Overtime brows will look thicker and fuller, resulting in less time in front of the mirror filling them in.
* Tools Of The Trade
Use the best pair of tweezers once every three weeks and tweeze in the direction of your hair growth to remove unwanted hairs.
In between, keep your brows trim and tidy using a pair of shaping scissors. Be careful with this and if in doubt ask a beauty professional to trim the eyebrows.
* Product Perfect
Discovering the product best suited for you can make or break your brows.
To achieve a natural finish, always ensure you are applying a shade to the brows that is a true match to your hair colour. The exception is with the greys, a darker brow looks fantastic with a silver mane.
– If you are already blessed in the brow department, all you need is a gel to tame the rebellious hairs.
Opt for a clear formula or a tinted fibre to settle them down.
– Apply a powder product for natural, defined brows. Use a brow brush for extra precision, using soft strokes and blend.
– Use a thin pencil product if you have sparse brows that need filling.
The thin nib will help mimic your natural hairs.
– Invest in a pomade for long-lasting brows. They are smudge-proof and perfect for those who find their brow products tend to slip and slide through the day.
Remember, a little goes a long way with a creamy product so only apply a small amount with an angled brush.
Back to the beginning; eyebrows are everything.
Getting Highbrow About The Brow
the ones you want
tools of the trade
image, backstage at dior ss 2014, makeup by pat mcgrath, words, nicola de burlet