Neat and natural is the way to go
LIFTS AND OPENS THE EYE AREA, BRINGS BALANCE TO YOUR FACE AND CAN REDEFINE LOST CONTOURS, ACCORDING TO BROW QUEEN EXTRAORDINAIRE, DAXITA VAGHELA OF ATHERTON COX. In recent years we’ve seen trends range from bushy-browed Brooke Shields to barely there Kate Moss and back again, but when it comes to perfecting a fail-safe timeless look, the best approach is to stick to your natural brow shape and simply follow these easy-to-do rules… 1 ShaPe uP This is
NOT the time to be going crazy with the tweezers. Be merciful on your little hairs. Pay attention to your natural line, use a spoolie brush to comb your hairs upwards and reveal the strays, then use a sharp pair of tweezers (so you can be precise) to whip them away. To avoid getting pluck-happy, draw over the areas you want to target with a white eyeliner pencil, says Daxita, and don’t stray outside of that line. 2 GrOOm Take a brow palette and use the wax to tame and neaten up your shape – this will fix your hairs in place and give your powder something to stick to. 3 Fuller FiGure
Fill in any sparse areas with the palette’s powder and brush, concentrating on the central bend of your brow and working outwards. if you lack volume at either end, shade further, but don’t over-extend your natural brow line. lay your spoolie brush flush against your face from beside your nose to first the inside corner of your eye, then tilt to the outside. This is your guide, so don’t shade beyond these two points. 4 BruSh uP ON iT You have your shape, and you’ve added the first bit of colour, now it’s time to make everything a bit more natural. Brush through a brow gel one shade lighter than your natural colour to fix your work in place, make your brows look fuller, and soften the overall effect. 5 FiNiShiNG TOucheS head make-up artist for Benefit cosmetics, lisa Potter-Dixon, advises using a brow highlighting pencil to draw along the underside of each brow and softly blend downwards – this will lift your eyes and make your brow shape sharper.