My Guide to Making the Most of Your Eyebrows

Whether you were born with brows like supermodel Cara Delevingne or not, you need to know the tips in this guide to make the most of your brows. You can incorporate them when doing your makeup to make them look that bit more defined, and frame your face as a result. As you can see from my below picture, I love my bushy brows but god are they unruly! Check these tips out and see what you think:

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Conceal and Highlight Around the Area

Conceal and highlight around the brow area to make your eyebrows stand out even more. This is perfect for when you’ve created the perfect shape and you want to show them off. Simply use a brush to outline the brows in concealer, then a sponge to blend. You can then dot on the highlight with your finger. Just make sure that the colours you use aren’t too light. You don’t want to be able to see the outline around your brows. They should be blended just enough.

Brush Through Before Applying Makeup

Before you apply powder, pencil or gel to your brows, you should brush through. This will get rid of stray hairs, tidy them up, and will loosen any debris. Brush upwards to make your brows look tidier. This can also enhance your cheekbones, believe it or not, if you have fairly bushy brows.

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Buy a Brow Brush

Buy a brow brush to fill in your brows. You can use these brushes with powder and gel, making them a great investment.

Outline

When outlining your brow, you should use your pencil or your brush and chosen product. Outline underneath the brow then the top of the brow, creating the shape you want in the process. This might take a little practice. Make sure you use product sparingly so your brows don’t end up too ‘in your face’. If you were born with good brows, you may not need to outline. Practice and see what works best for you.  

Mimic Hair Strokes

When filling in the brows, you should mimic hair strokes to make them look as natural as possible. You can then brush through again to soften them up even more. Products like Toppik can actually add realistic hair fibres.

Use the Right Colour

Choosing the right colour is really important. If you have blonde hair, you don’t want dark brown brows. You should pick the lightest colour. Your brows should only ever be slightly darker than the hair on your head. You can even have your brows tinted so you don’t need to apply as much makeup. Some places will dye them lighter for you, but it’s rare.

Use a Brow Gel

A brow gel is great for a quick tidy up, and will work wonders for those who have naturally thick and good brows. Simply brush through and you’ll notice a world of difference.

These tips will always help you to make the most of your eyebrows. In some cases, you can make them the star of the show! You won’t need OTT eye makeup if you’re playing up your brows. Have fun experimenting and hopefully you will have power brows asap!

Laura x

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