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
Famed makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury once called eyebrows “the pillars of the face.” And the Fashion Week gods agree: We’ve been seeing full, thick arches all over the fall runways. Here, a few tips for getting your best brows:
- Always get a professional brow shaping and be specific with the technician about what shape you want (bring a photo of your favorite brow look if that helps), then use a tweezer like Tweezerman Slant Tweezer to grab strays in between visits. Money-saving bonus: Tweezerman offers free sharpening for life when you purchase their tweezers.
- Then, use a powder or soft pencil (such as Anastasia Go Brow Universal Brow Pencil or Benefit Brow Zings Kit) in light, feathery motions to fill in any sparse spots for a full, perfectly-shaped look.
- Slick a bit of brow gel over hairs keep them in line—both tinted and clear versions do the trick.
- Finish with a dab of highlighter, like Smashbox Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener, under browbones to conceal any strays and give arches a flattering lift.
—By Maite Gonzalez, beauty intern