Getting Your Eyebrows Right Gives You A Fantastic Foundation For The Rest Of Your Face, Especially Your Eyes.
To sculpt and maintain the perfect brow, you need a few essential items in your makeup kit that will make all the difference. If you’ve only just realized that your brows are all out of whack, it will take time to groom them back into shape. Trust me, it’s worth the effort.
- Brow mascara A great tool for temporarily lightening or darkening your eyebrows, this product is hard to find, so you may need to buy it from a specialist makeup outlet.
- Brow Pencil Make sure your brow pencil matches your brow color exactly. You can use your pencil to subtly change (or emphasise) your brow shape, you’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.
- Brow Shadow As with the brow pencil, simply apply this with an angled brush.
- Tweezers A good pair of tweezers is essential for initially sculpting and then maintaining the perfectly shaped brow.
- Eyebrow Tinting You may want to consider having your eyebrows tinted when getting your hair professionally colored, but please make sure the hairdresser matches or complements your hair color!
The Perfect Brow
The perfect brow narrows and straightens your nose and lifts your eyes. The less you arch your brows, the younger you will look. If you’ve got it wrong until now you’re in for an instant face lift! If you’ve gone nuts with the tweezers in the past, as of now declare your brows an environmental protection zone and use the brow pencil as your guide for selective regrowth. Draw your ideal shape and don’t pluck any hairs that fall within it. Over time your natural brows may return and you’ll be able to reduce your pencil artwork.
As you read the following guide to achieving the perfect brow, refer to the photograph above.
- Nose bridge line The gap between your brows should match the width of your ideal nose bridge. This creates the illusion of a thinner, more refined nose.
- Brow starting point (inner) Always start with a right angle, as this will give you an immediate eyelift. If your brows don’t come in this far, use a brow pencil to draw it in – this can serve as a guide for which hairs not to remove in the future.
- Brow arch point The top of your eyebrow arch should be two-thirds of the way across your brow and in line with the outer edge of your iris. But remember, there should be no excess lift. As you age, your lids become fuller and puffier, so lowering the arch creates a more youthful appearance.
- Brow end point (outer) Imagine a line from the bottom edge of your nose to the outer corner of your eye and beyond. The brow should at least touch that line, but if it falls short, your eyes will look a bit distorted and your brows will appear too masculine and severe. If your brows don’t extend far enough to reach the guideline, use a brow pencil to bridge the gap. If you overdo it, dip an angled brush in your foundation and use it as an eraser to create the perfect end point.
- Grooming Once you have the brow shape sorted, apply hair lacquer to a clean mascara wand and comb up and out. This will maintain the starting point at a right angle and lengthen the end point so it’s in line with the end point guideline – it’ll give you an instant eyelift.