Make-up Master­class Eye­brows Gen­tle touch

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - BEAUTY & FITNESS -

Brows are big news and have long been a sta­ple of all looks from Au­drey Hep­burn to Cara Delev­ingne. Get­ting the right depth, colour and def­i­ni­tion though is an art. Brow en­hanc­ing prod­ucts come in many for­mu­la­tions from pen­cils to gels and po­mades. My guide (be­low right) should ad­dress all the ques­tions you were afraid to ask so you can get the eye­brow-rais­ing ef­fect you crave.

Wax­ing lyri­cal

A po­made is a wa­ter­proof brow colour which sculpts and de­fines the brows. The ul­ti­mate choice for per­fectly pre­cise brows, po­made has a smudge­free, creamy for­mula which glides ef­fort­lessly onto the skin and ad­heres to the brow hairs for op­ti­mal def­i­ni­tion. This is def­i­nitely the prod­uct of choice if you want a dra­matic, In­sta­gram-style brow. Sim­ply use with an an­gle brush and as the po­made has a wax like tex­ture, use it to keep your brow in place. The lux­ury op­tion is Anas­ta­sia Bev­erly Hills Dip­brow Po­made, £15, which is also wa­ter­proof and acts as a primer too mak­ing it per­fect for those with oily skin — it stays in place for­ever. Mean­while, purse-friendly NYX Pro­fes­sional Makeup Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Po­made, £6, gives ex­tra life to your brows with an easy-to-use prod­uct which is avail­able in five shades to coax brows into prime shape. Brow pow­der is a softer ap­proach for your brows. It’s a much more ver­sa­tile prod­uct and can be used for ei­ther a gen­tler sil­hou­ette or a strong out­line, de­pend­ing on how much prod­uct you use. Sleek’s Brow Kit, £8.49, is the per­fect lit­tle com­pact to en­sure you have im­pres­sive brows all the time. The shap­ing wax tames un­ruly hairs while a set­ting pow­der adds colour and shape, defin­ing your brows to their best face-fram­ing ef­fect. This pe­tite won­der (with tweez­ers, an­gle and blend­ing brushes) fits eas­ily into a make-up bag or clutch for groomed brows on the go. A great go-to is Makeup Stu­dio Brow Power, £15.50, with a silken­ing tex­ture which en­ables you to colour and shape the eye­brow in a sub­tle, yet defined way. Ap­pli­ca­tion is made all the more flex­i­ble due to the wet and dry use for­mu­la­tion, so it’s easy to go from eye-catch­ing dur­ing the day to night-time glam.

Right lines

Eye­brow pen­cils are pre­cise tools with which to ap­ply colour to the eye­brows. They are used to fill in and de­fine the brows, con­tain­ing spe­cial in­gre­di­ents to ap­ply colour where it is needed in a pre­cise and con­trolled man­ner. Raise your brow game with the well­priced Rim­mel Pro­fes­sional Eye­brow Pen­cil, £2.99, which is avail­able in three shades. Ex­pect plenty of pig­mented colour with in­te­grated fi­bres to help fill in those sparse ar­eas as well as plump and de­fine. Or, if you’re able to in­vest — Chanel’s Crayon Sour­cils Sculpt­ing Eye­brow Pen­cil, £20, of­fers a beau­ti­ful soft pow­der tex­ture in four sub­tle shades to en­hance the orig­i­nal shape of the eye­brow. This beauty tool can be used to vary the in­ten­sity of brows with its ever-el­e­gant line.

BROW GIRL: Cara Delev­ingne

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