The de­fined and dra­matic brows

Essentials (South Africa) - - BEAUTY -

‘ This look suits those with high cheek­bones. A high arch will lengthen and flat­ter a short face,’ says brow ex­pert Nilam Holmes-Pa­tel. It’s a style that needs reg­u­lar groom­ing, as stray hairs may end up spoil­ing the ef­fect. To ac­cen­tu­ate brows, use make-up and even eye­brow dye. ‘ En­sure that the colour matches your skin and hair,’ ad­vises Nilam. Blondes should go for one to two shades darker than their hair, as should those with grey hair. Brunettes can go one to two shades lighter. Those with black or red hair should match brows to their nat­u­ral hair. For an in­tense fin­ish, or if brows are a bit sparse, use a brow gel. ‘Gels will help to de­liver the most pig­ment to the skin,’ says Nilam. ‘Ap­ply with an an­gled brush and then use con­cealer to clean up around the edges.’

Tool kit: Re­fec­toCil Eye­lash & Eye­brow Tint, R119; Essence Colour & Shape Eye­brow Gel, R64,95; NYX Pro­fes­sional Makeup Pro Brush Col­lec­tion Dual Brow Brush, R179,95

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