Hello makeup lovers! Welcome back to the Beauty Takeover! This week, I’ll be sharing some tips on how you can achieve perfect brows every time!
Having well-groomed and polished brows can really make a huge difference to your overall look. Some people like to have their brows shaped or threaded by professionals. But I personally like to pluck and trim my brows myself. That way, I have actual control over how my brows will turn out. I’m always worried about having them over-plucked and having to wait ages for them to grow back. Brows should look naturally full and defined. Severely strong, overdrawn, boxy or over-plucked brows can look quite aging or aggressive, especially in harsh daylight. Invest in a good pair of tweezers, a small curved pair of scissors and a brow brush to groom your brows at home.
Here are a handful of my favourite tweezers:
Before jumping right into tweezing, numb your brow area with some ice to minimize any pain caused by plucking. Start by plucking stray hairs at the edges of your brows. To shape your brow, focus on the area under the arch and on your brow bone. Cleaning up this area will help give the appearance of brighter and wider looking eyes. Get your tweezers as close to the roots of your brow hair as possible and get a good grip on it before plucking it quickly in the direction that it’s growing in. This will prevent breakage and ingrown hairs.
Here, makeup artist Tina Yong shows us how to groom and shape our brows at home:
Once you’re done tweezing, soothe the brow area by applying some Aloe Vera gel or chamomile lotion on it. I always do this and it really eliminates any redness and swelling caused by tweezing. You can even apply a cold pack onto the area to calm any skin irritations. I find that a face mask that’s been kept in the fridge works great as well. It’s also important to clean and sterilize your tweezers before and after use to prevent bacteria from transferring onto your skin.
If you have naturally full brows or already possess well-shaped brows, simply thicken them up using a brow tint. It won’t take more than a minute to do your brows – all you have to do is run the product through your brows with the spoolie provided and you’re good to go. A general rule is if you have dark hair, go for shades that are one to two shades lighter than your hair colour. If you have lighter hair, go for brow shades that are one to two shades darker. Try to avoid colours that have too much red in them as they tend to be quite aging. If you have coloured hair, you can always use a tinted brow gel to match the colour of your brows to your hair.
If you’d like a softer and more natural looking brow, or if you’re just looking to fill in any sparse gaps – brow powder is the way to go. For a stronger or more precise line, use a brow pencil or an angled brush dipped in brow gel. Taupe or soft brown shades tend to suit most people. Deeper browns or charcoal shades work great on darker and richer complexions. To define the shape of your brow, start to map out the shape of where you’d like your arch to be. When filling in your brows, use light feathery strokes to mimic the direction of your natural brow hairs.
Here are some brow products that I tend to gravitate towards – they have really good colour selections and pretty awesome staying power:
Once you filled or drawn on your brows, remember to blend out any harsh edges with a spoolie. This will help you avoid that boxy squarish brow look and keep everything looking natural.
You can now set all your hard work with some clear brow gel, or simply spritz on some hair spray onto your spoolie and brush it through your brows. Always brush your hair in upward and outward motions.
Check out this helpful eyebrow tutorial by pro makeup artist Marlinette:
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