9 Must-Haves For Perfect Brows

9 Must-Haves For Perfect Brows

Well-groomed brows are the foundation of every great beauty look, but if your arches are less than ideal then help is at hand. Whether you’ve over-plucked in the past, suffer from sparse growth or simply want to achieve more definition, here are SL's Beauty Editor Tor Cardona's golden brow rules to follow now...

Source The Best Shape

Getting your brows professionally shaped really does make all the difference – eyes are arguably the most important facial feature, so having them framed with beautiful brows makes sense. It doesn’t take long and even if you only go once to find your shape and learn more about what suits you, it’s worth it.

Find The Right Colour

One of the biggest beauty no-nos is reaching for a brow product that’s too dark for your skin. The trick to finding the right hue? If you have light eyebrows, go one shade darker than your hair, and dark-browed ladies, go one shade lighter. Then, think about the right undertone – if you have a cool undertone you should use an ashy product, but if your undertone is on the warmer side, stick to something more golden.

Be Wary Of Tweezing

Don’t use tweezers to reshape brows – remember tweezing is for precision, so use it only to get rid of strays and create definition. Try to find a pair with good grip and always pull close, with a tight grip and a gentle tug to ensure hairs are pulled from the root, avoiding breakages.

Don't Underestimate The Power Of A Spoolie

The unsung hero of beauty tools, a spoolie brush is a must-have for maintaining perfect brows. Use to brush brows into shape before and after applying product; you can even use the genius tool to work your pencil or gel through your brows. Try Diego Dalla Palma's High Precision Eyebrow Pencil, which has both a spoolie and a water resistant gel formula for a professional finish.

Fake Thickness

One of the quickest and easiest ways to disguise thinning brows is to fill with a brow powder such as PÜR Perfecting Brow Powder. This will help to give a soft but full effect that also looks natural. For areas that need a little extra colour, try using Ciaté London’s Instabrow Brow Gel.

Don’t Get Obsessive

Remember brows are sisters, not twins, so don’t try and make them look identical or you’ll end up plucking them to nothing. And as hard as it may be, try to avoid copying other people’s brows – the best-looking brows are the ones that suit your own face shape.

Less Is More

While it goes without saying you should always get your brows threaded (don’t be lured in by waxing – it will merely pull the skin, which will eventually age the eyes), it pays to maintain them at home with the right kit. Just remember that less is always more when it comes to brows; never be tempted to go too dark and if in doubt, apply a clear brow gel for subtle definition.
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Inspired by: Tweezerman.co.uk
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