We’ve all seen those (and you might be one) with sparse brows, or those that have eyebrows that look tattooed on. Neither is flattering to anyone. There’s a fine line when it comes to having the perfect set of brows …and it’s not too hard! Brow definition is needed to really frame your eyes well and will accentuate any makeup you’ve already applied.
Shape and balance are key. Most salons offer brow waxing, which really helps in first shaping your brows. I get mine done maybe twice a year, but I tweeze two to three times a week to make sure I don’t lose that shape. I don’t like to go often because it will cause more wrinkles … also, having hot wax ripped off your face can’t be too great for it. Hence, I get it done sparingly.
If you have long brow hair, sometimes when you’re having your brows waxed you can have them trimmed as well. If not, you can get a brow brush and brush your eyebrows toward your forehead and get brow scissors and trim along your brow line and do the same after brushing them down. Please be careful when trimming them!
If your brows are sparse, I suggest finding a brow pencil that is in a powder formula. If you can’t find one, purchase a brow powder. If you purchase a regular formula of brow pencil you’re going to end up with a drawn-on and harsh look. When filling your brows in, do it in small strokes to give the illusion of a full set of natural brows, don’t fill in your entire brow…we’re not painting by numbers!
Finding the right color to fill in your brows can be intimidating. Here’s an easy trick: pick a shade that is one to two shades lighter than your hair/brow color. This will give you a more natural look.
“Brow sealer” or gel is a great concept, but you can easily get the same results with things you have around your house anyway. If you have a brow brush (which I highly recommend) you can lightly spray it with hairspray and brush over your brows. Viola, they stay in place!
Brows are so important to have a finished look. Don’t leave them out of your makeup routine!