With all the things I covered on this blog over the years, one beauty aspect has received little attention:
Maybe it’s to do with the fact that I have a bit of a (mild) eyebrow-complex. My eyebrows are thick and bushy, and I used to hate them. Really hate them.
These days, bushy eyebrows are en vogue, but in my formative years, so to speak, they used to be a no-go. For a while, pretty much everyone plucked and painted their eyebrows, which – let’s face it – looked crap even back then. Kind of creepy. Well, thick eyebrows are back in fashion, and I’m not complaining. Good for me: I have overcome my complex.
Eyebrow products have become an indispensable part of our regular beauty routines. Eyebrows add shape and accent to the facial features, they frame the face and have the potential to make it shine.
How? I got you covered.
1. A rule of thumb for the perfect tone:
If your hair is dark, go for a tone that is at least by 2 nuances lighter than your hair color. Anastasia and Benefit offer the widest ranges of eyebrow products (Brow Bar ftw).
2. For a very natural look, i recommend you blend two different tones: start with a light tone at the spot where your brows start at the nose, and then go darker towards the middle.
3. Many girls forget to blend out the eyebrow pencil, which makes for an unbalanced look and too much attention on the eyebrows. The best practice for eyeshadow (blending) also applies to eyebrows. Make sure to aim for softer lines and a natural appearance.
4. There’s a simply trick to create the impression of slightly raised eyebrows: apply some highlighter under the brow (e.g. High Brow by Benefit), and then blend it. This will visually widen the area around your eye, and underline the natural arch of the brow.
5. You don’t have tweezers at hand or no time to pluck? Easy!
Use some brow concealer and render little hairs practically invisible.
6. You’d like to make your eyebrows look thicker and fuller? I used a lash serum to make my brows grow faster after plucking, and it worked! By now there are even special products for brows on the market, even brow primers are available!
7. You’re not sure which hairs to pluck and which to leave? Start by doing a regular brow make-up and stress the area you’d like to see in the end. Then pluck all the hair outside that area. This is a neat little trick to make sure you don’t pluck too much or too little – you’ll get it just right!