HOW TO: EN­HANCE YOUR EYE­BROWS

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Techniques for ev­ery brow type

PSST! THOSE WEE PATCHES OF HAIR ABOVE YOUR eyes do some heavy lift­ing. With the abil­ity to brighten a gaze and re­ju­ve­nate the face, eye­brows de­serve spe­cial at­ten­tion.

“The most im­por­tant thing to re­mem­ber when cre­at­ing flaw­less brows is to choose the right shade of prod­uct,” says Sab­rina Ri­naldi, Revlon Beauty Ex­pert, “One that’s too light or too dark can de­tract from any shape you’re try­ing to cre­ate and off­set the rest of your makeup look.” For your suitable an­swer, just look up. “If you have darker hair, try a prod­uct one to two shades lighter. Blon­des can go one to two shades darker. This guar­an­tees a less harsh and more nat­u­ral look,” says Ri­naldi.

From there, it’s a match game be­tween eye­brow ob­jec­tives (i.e. shape, def­i­ni­tion, full­ness) and choos­ing the right prod­uct. Any­one blessed with full brows can rely on brow gel or mousse for arch sup­port. “A lit­tle goes a long way. Wipe off the ex­cess prod­uct on the wand first, this al­lows for the most con­trol over ap­pli­ca­tion,” says Ri­naldi.

If the goal is to change the frame of your eye­brows, dip into po­made. The dense pig­ment is ideal for re­shap­ing. Ri­naldi uses an an­gled brush to ap­ply and swears by a spe­cific tech­nique for nat­u­ral re­sults. “Start with the arch of the brow and move to­wards the tail — this is where you want the most def­i­ni­tion. Once you’re happy with the arch, use the prod­uct re­main­ing on the brush to add to­wards the front of the brow.”

Happy with the shape, but dream of more di­men­sion? Try a pow­der. Its build­able qual­ity works well here, giv­ing you more con­trol over the amount de­posited. Work with an an­gled and spoolie brush, us­ing the for­mer to fill in and the lat­ter to blend. Re­peat un­til brows are beau­ti­fied.

And if it’s def­i­ni­tion you seek, get thee a pen­cil. It will help you fill in any sparse ar­eas eas­ily first, us­ing short, light strokes to repli­cate the ap­pear­ance of real hairs be­fore blend­ing with a spoolie brush.

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