I’m a big fan of a filled-in brow. Even the densest of brows can benefit from a little shaping with a pencil or shadow. Personally, I find it easier to work with a pencil, but the unique shape of Sania’s Brow Bar Angled Brow Pencil ($25, saniasbrowbar.com) makes it totally foolproof. The wider edge of the pencil works perfectly for filling in the thicker part of your brow while the thinner side helps define the tail after the arch and offers more precision. Bonus: the other end holds a spoolie brush so you can just flip it around and comb through to blend the color for a more natural look. It has everything you need for amazing arches in one easy-to-use pencil, and it never needs to be sharpened (score!).
Straight, curved, angled: Arches come in all different shapes. I’ve always had thick eyebrows with hardly any hair on the ends. It just doesn’t grow there (weird, I know!) After years of waxing, my crazy brows have inevitably thinned out, so I recently began filling them in for the a fuller look— and the illusion of having hair where there isn’t any. The results? Amazing!
Eyebrows frame your eyes and grooming them can make such a difference. My technique:
- Brush the hairs upward and trim any that extend beyond your natural arch.
- Take out the tweezers and pluck any unwanted stray hairs.
- Use a brow pencil as close to your natural color as possible to lightly draw in individual hairs.
- Top with a coat of eyebrow gel to set and polish off your look. Try Revlon Fantasy Pencil and Gel, which comes with both products in one package.
Tell us: Do you shape and fill in your brows, go au naturel, or visit a pro?
-By Wanda Rosa, beauty intern
Today’s our birthday, so we’re letting you in on a special gift: Starting this month, visit a Benefit Cosmetics Brow Bar on your birthday, and receive a free brow service—just present an ID with your birthdate. Find the location nearest you (there are over 300!) here.