Brow Makeover Tips To Definitely Take Notes On
It’s no secret that the right (or wrong) eyebrows can totally change your face. But how do you know if your arches are living up to their potential? We put together three brow makeover ideas below so that if you want to transform your brows, you do it right!
From Skinny to Shapely
Regular waxing and those 90s trending thin brows have probably left some of us with ultra-thin brows with no hope of them growing back. To bulk them up and get your brows to feel more wild and free, start by tweezing strays. Follow that up by reshaping your arches with a brow pencil. Finish by combing the brows downward as when you brush the hair over, it covers the work you did [with a pencil] so the eye can’t distinguish what’s real and what’s fake.
- Adjust your arch: The highest point of the brow should be about two-thirds of the way out, not in the middle of the brow.
- Use a brow pencil to correct the shape. Fill in brows with quick, sketchy strokes — never a harsh, solid line. Brush through the brows as you work to diffuse the color.
- Comb brow hairs downward to blend with the pencil and create a more natural look.
The Reformed Over-Plucker
If you over waxed or plucked your brows, you might have noticed that some of that hair had stopped growing back, which left your brows patchy and uneven — and maybe made you hesitant to keep up with regular shaping. Ring any bells? To help get your brows back on track, start by tweezing stray hairs from both the top and the bottom to shift the arch slightly and lift the tail end of the brow. Then fill in the patchy areas with powder for a fuller look.
- Overplucked? Use a brow regrowth serum with active ingredients, not just moisturizers.
- Have your brows shaped regularly by a professional, even if you’re growing them in. Ask your brow groomer to advise which areas need to be grown in, and which ones need to be reshaped.
- Use powder to fill in patchy areas. The powder sits on the skin behind the hair, giving the illusion of denser brows. Choose a powder designed especially for brows, not a powder eyeshadow.
- The tail of your eyebrow should extend at least to the corner of your eye, and can be even longer as long as it doesn’t end vertically lower than the point where your brow begins — you want a lifted shape, not a droopy one.
The Statement Brow
If you’re one of the many (and there’s nothing wrong with that) who wants to learn how to pull off a bold brow look that would pop, then you’re in luck! After cleaning up a few stray hairs, emphasize the shape of your brows with pencil. To make a stronger statement, square off the brow at the bridge of the nose. Finish with powder to intensify the shade, and add clear brow gel to hold the hairs in place.
- Your brows should start at the bridge of the nose; use a brush to pinpoint the spot directly above the nostril (not the outside of your nose).
- Use a brush with stiff bristles, such as boar or badger, to create fine, dramatic lines.
- Start by perfecting your “better” brow, then make the other one match.
Just like with the rest of your eye makeup, you can go bolder for a nighttime look. As long as your follow the golden rules of — begin the brow at the bridge of the nose, place the arch at the two-thirds point, and let the tail end dip no lower than the front end — have fun with the look!
Botanica Brow Makeover Services
If you’re leery to touch your brows at home, even with a tutorial from YouTube as your guide, it’s a wise choice to choose a professional to help you out! At Botanica, our professional estheticians will offer you a consultation before touching your brows and follow whichever trend you’re interested in creating for your brows. We also offer RevitaLash® products to help grow out both eyelashes and eyebrows for those of us who need a little boost in getting those beautiful thick brows!
Book your brow makeover appointment online or call us at 727-441-1711!