HOW TO: ENHANCE YOUR EYEBROWS
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.
SEPHORA COLLECTION BEAU BROW PENCIL IN UNIVERSAL LIGHT, REVLON COLORSTAY BROW KIT IN SOFT BLACK, TATTOOSTUDIO WATERPROOF EYE BROW GEL IN MEDIUM BROWN, L’ORÉAL PARIS BROW ARTIST XPERT TRIANGULAR TIP BROW PENCIL STYLING BRUSH IN EBONY, THE BROWGAL THE CONVERTIBLE BROW IN LIGHT HAIR,besthealthmag.caA CREAM TO POWDER FORMULA: LONG LASTING COLOUR AND LIGHTWEIGHT WAX: SMUDGE PROOF FORMULA: MAYBELLINE NEW YORK TRIANGLE TIP FOR PRECISION: USE DAMP TO CUSTOMIZE RESULTS: