We’ve all seen her…the girl with the severely contoured brows that are too harsh for words. The contoured eye brow fad has swept across social media and beauty blogs with a vengeance, and if not properly executed, can take on a life of its own. When done correctly the perfectly sculpted brow can look fresh and neat. On the contrary, if done with too heavy of a hand or too dark of a color, a natural brow can go from good to bad in a matter of seconds. When it comes to makeup and beauty, eyebrows do indeed frame the face and are a very important aspect to your look whether you choose to wear a full face of makeup or just tinted moisturizer and gloss. Proper grooming of brows are key and can be done in a multitude of ways.
For all things brows, read on for tips and products to try to take your brow game to the next level!
Before we get started, there are a few rules to brows that you must know.
Shape It Up
If you are starting from scratch, finding the correct shape of your brows can be tricky depending on how full your hair is. For starters, the beginning of any groomed brow starts at your inner tear duct. Brows that extend on towards the bridge of the nose take on the look of a uni-brow. To find the ending point of your brow, take a pencil and angle it next to your nostril and the outer corner of your eyelid. For your arch, line the pencil up with the outer edge of your pupil.All Brows Aren’t Created Equal
Pay attention to what your face is telling you. Your eyebrows should mirror closely what your natural brows do. Keep in mind that your eyebrows should look like close cousins not identical twins. In some cases you may have to “stretch” the truth a little to get desired results, but you should never ended up looking like you’re lying either. Brow contouring and grooming is like walking a fine line, proceed cautiously.
Easy Does It
A light hand goes a long way when it comes to filling in and contouring brows. Whether you are using a powder, pencil, or gel, avoid harsh and heavy strokes to fill in brows. Use gentle strokes to fill in your brows with powder and always allow your natural hair to be visible and blend in with whatever product you choose to use. Also note, that the color used to fill in your brows should be slightly lighter than the color of your natural brows. Avoid using black even if you have black hair.
This product is great if you just want to keep your brows tamed without adding any color or shape. With this wax, your eyebrows won’t go anywhere. It can also be used in addition to other brow products.
Brow gel is a great tool to use to help brows stay in place while adding a touch of color. The gel helps by shading the really fine hairs within your eyebrow all while keeping everything in place.
This all-in-one brow kit gives you a major bang for your buck. It includes two shades of brow powder, wax, two angled brushes and a set of tweezers.
This particular pencil has a matte velvet finish that adds color without going on too harshly. A nifty spoolie also comes attached to work the pencil in with your hair for perfectly blended results.
For those who crave something a bit more dramatic, a brow pomade used to fill and shape brows can offer crisp and pristine results. Concealers in a shade lighter than your complexion applied underneath the brow make the arch stand out more and gives the appearance of freshly arched eyes.