Nothing says well-groomed better than perfectly arched eyebrows. What’s important is knowing what trends are in and using the tools at hand to create your version of the perfect eyebrow style for the times. Read on to equip yourself so you can get a perfect eyebrow arch.
Bold beautiful brows
Style mavens and makeup pros are unanimous about big beautiful eyebrows being the flavor of the season. Well-groomed, but full eyebrows look luxurious and dramatic. Think Cara Delevingne, Sarah Hyland, Emmy Rossum, or Lily Collins. For those with sparser hair growth there are plenty of tricks to create a fuller look.
Know your eyebrow before you tweeze or groom
Before you take to your eyebrow with your tweezers, know your own natural eyebrow contour and fullness. It is so that the final look you achieve flatters your face and overall appearance.
Know where the eyebrow needs to start and end. Simply hold your eyebrow pencil vertical from the mid point of your nostril and see where it touches your brow bone. It should mark the start of your groomed brow. Next place the pencil between your outer nostril and the outside corner of the eye over your brow bone to locate where your eyebrow should end. Identify the highest point for the eyebrow arch by holding the pencil aligned between the end of your nose (tip), and the brow bone so it goes over the middle of the iris of that eye. The point where it touches the brow bone marks where you should have the highest point of the arch.
Clear with care
Keep these markers in mind as you pluck, tweeze or wax away your stray eyebrow hair and groom with a perfect arch. Avoid overdoing though, as even a slight error can translate to disaster on your face.
Add depth to your eyebrows using a good quality eyebrow pencil that matches the shade of your eyebrow hair as well as other makeup to fill in the brow. A colored wax-based brow pomade helps counter sparseness by filling the eyebrows and also enhances the appearance by smoothing hair to make it look thick.
Set and go
Before you can say you’re done, use a brow gel to keep your eyebrows waterproof, neat and tidy. Women with darker tresses should take care not to let dark tinted gels make their eyebrows too dominant on the face. Experts suggest the use of clear gel or a tinted gel that is a shade lighter. For light-haired women, a tinted gel is ideal in a shade darker than their hair color.
A final dusting of some translucent powder on the arches helps set the work of the brow pencil in place by soaking up any natural oils from the skin to give a lasting, well-groomed appearance.