Eyebrows are definitely in. In the 90s skinny brows were the look and it seemed even the celebrities were waxing and tweezing their natural brows away into thin strips above their eyes. These days, women are embracing their full, natural eyebrows, opting for milder maintenance focussed around defining the brows, rather than completely reinventing them.
There is no one-size-fits-all perfect eyebrow. Your eyebrows are as unique to your face as your eyes, nose, and chin – but you can still take steps to make them look full, neat and defined.
Here are some steps you can take to get perfectly defined brows!
Before you start applying product to your brows, you’ll want to have all the hairs separated and sitting in place. Use a spoolie or eyebrow brush to brush across from the front of the brow down to the tail. You want to pull the hairs in the direction of their natural growth for a nicely groomed look.
To find out where your brows should begin, use a pair of tweezers or your eyebrow pencil, placing it straight up from the outermost side of your nostril – where it touches your forehead is where the brow should start. Keeping your pencil on the side of your nostril, move the end so it’s lined up with the end of your eye – where the end of the pencil touches your forehead is where the eyebrow should end.
You’ll also want to match your eyebrow pencil colour to the colour of your brow. You might hear some say your brows should be “two shades lighter” or “two shades darker” than your hair colour, but the best way to go is just to pick a pencil as close to your natural brow colour as possible.
The secret behind those sharp, defined brows you see is drawing a crisp outline to start working with. On the bottom of the brow, using clean, straight lines, draw the outline following the shape of your natural brow. You can repeat this step on the top of the brow if you wish for extra definition, but it’s not as vital as the bottom outline, which is what will really help give your brows that finished, defined look.
When filling in the brows, you don’t want the coverage to be too solid and heavy or it will look unnatural. Use small strokes of your eyebrow pencil to mimic the look of natural hairs when filling in the gaps of your outlined brows. The brow should be darkest from the middle to the tail end and lightest at the front – the way natural eyebrows grow in.
For a little extra maintenance, you can clean up the final look by brushing concealer under and above the brows, around the outline, making the edges look extra sharp and tidy. You can also use a clear brow gel to brush the brows in place so they’ll stay put all day.
When it comes time for some serious brow maintenance, come see us for an eyebrow design treatment. Book an appointment today by calling (08) 6361 1500.