We need to talk about this epidemic: the brow factor. It seems as though many are under the impression that the bigger and bolder you go with your brows, the better your face will be framed. We are in the day and age of permanently surprised and frightened looking women and something definitely has to change! Brows can be beautiful and really are the frames of your face (if done correctly). Here’s how to fill in your brows the right way.
Rule #1: Choose the Right Color
For a natural subtle look, you first need to assess your brows. Is your eyebrow hair more sparse or do you have a thicker brow? If you have brows that are more sparse we recommend using a brow pencil that is 1-2 shades lighter than the hair color you currently have (no ladies, this does not mean your natural color)! If you have a fuller brow, try to use a shade that is closest to your hair color.
Rule #2: Don’t Paint – Draw!
Okay, so we have seen some thick mountains for brows that should only be practiced in your next watercolor painting. Creativity is great, save all your creativity to play up your eyes. Lightly line your eyebrows with an eyebrow or eye pencil to define the shape of your brows and gently draw short strokes in the same direction of your hair growth.
Rule #3: Liners are Made to Line
Next, use a matte eye shadow that is the same color of the eye pencil you decide to use – nothing lighter, nothing darker. Lightly and evenly build color on the outer corners of your eyebrows. Gradually build less color moving in towards the inner end of your brows.
Rule #4: You are Not Finished Yet
Blending is your best friend here. Grab an eyebrow brush and gently brush your eyebrows outwards. Use a q-tip to minimize the color if you feel there is too much.
Rule #5: Set Your Brows
The last thing you want is to be out and rub your forehead only to find you have rubbed your eyebrows off!!! Use a clear eye brow gel to set the color and your brows in place.