5 Secrets to Perfect Brows
It’s no secret that thick, lush, Kim-K style brows are the of-the-moment beauty trend we just can’t get enough of these days. From extensions to microblading, women are going to great lengths to achieve the perfect brows. Here are a few secrets to scoring perfect brows without opting for any pricey, or permanent treatments.
1. Choose the Brow Shape for Your Face
Round face: This robust shape is best complemented by high-arched brows. The arch shape will add depth and length to your round shape. It can also help contour the shape of your eyelids and forehead and allow your face to look more structured than round.
Square face: Rounded brows will help cut the square edges of your faces and give you a look that is softer. If your brows are too arched, this will only add severity to your look. To soften to the already harsh shape, slightly rounded brows are the perfect solution.
Long face: With a long face, long brows are the best option. They add a horizontal effect that allow the eyes to move side to side when people look at your face rather than up and down. This brow shape can help counter the length of your face and offset it.
Oval face: A slightly arched brow is the ideal shape for an oval face. Too arched can be too severe so try to stick with only a soft arch that is not too prominent.
2. Determine the Right Brow Thickness
Thick brows are in, but you have to stick to your natural line and not stray too far from it. Drawing in overly thick brows can appear unnatural and off-putting. You can certainly add some thickness but you can’t double your brow thickness. The rule of thumb is to follow your natural shape and thickness and enhance it slightly.
3. Pluck Stray Hairs
No matter what brow shape you go with, the key is keeping them well-groomed. Stray hairs can take away from the main shape of your brows and appear messy. Always keep your brows plucked. It’s a good idea to invest in a good pair of tweezers (Tweezerman is a fantastic option) to ensure proper plucking.
4. Fill in the Gaps
Gaps in your brows can detract from your overall look, especially if you’re lusting after the coveted Kardashian-style brows the world is obsessed with right now. If you have gaps in your brow line, fill them in with a shade that is as close to your natural shade as possible. When in doubt, it is always best to go slightly darker rather than lighter. Surethik Eyebrow Thickening Fibers ($29.95) are an excellent filler product. The natural effect of the genuine hair fibers that stay in place all day (thanks to the amazing beeswax base!) will not only fill in gaps, but thicken thinned out spots on your brows. Even and full brows will have the best finish. Plus, the product is easy to apply, affordable, and not permanent so you can build more as less as you choose, and not be stuck with fading brows in a few months time.
5. Match Your Brows to Your Hair Colour
Many women tend to find their natural hair colour too dark for their eyebrows but the fact is, a close match to your hair (unless you happen to have blue hair!) will always be the best fit. Going with eyebrow fibers or makeup that is too light will not only lessen the effect of your desired luscious brows, but also appear false. The makeup or fibers can be spotted a mile away when the match isn’t right. When in doubt, always go slightly darker. After completing your brow look, step away from the mirror and revisit it in a few minutes. This will help you get a fresh view of your brows and allow you to see if the colour match is right for you.
BONUS: The Golden Rule
When it comes to scoring perfect brows, the real secret to keep in mind is the golden rule. And that is it stay true to your natural look and simply enhance it. You should never thicken or thin your brows far too much. Stick with your natural brow line and adjust the shape slightly. If arched brows suit your face best, don’t start plucking away like crazy just yet. Try to find a balance between the shape that suits you and your natural brow line. There is always a perfect balance that will enhance your brows and still look perfectly natural.
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