Eyebrows have become a statement feature for women young and old across the world, with many heading to the salon to get the perfect shape to compliment their face.
Over the years there have been many trends, from thin brows to the thick style that is seen more recently. But creating that shape can be a bit confusing with so many products on the market promising to highlight the face perfectly and give your eyes a natural lift.
There is no need to fear though, with these simple steps from experts, providing an easy way to get your desired shape and become the envy of women everywhere.
This one’s going to hurt more than a 15-minute wax at the beauty bar. If your eyebrows need a bit of restoration then you need to give them the time to do so. Ramy Gafni has some high profile clients in the eyebrow world — think Barbara Walters, Joan Rivers, and Ivanka Trump — and suggests you need to avoid plucking even just one hair for around three months if you want to get good brows.
Gafni also suggests getting a good multivitamin into your system and using a moisturising protein serum to encourage hair growth in that area.
Just like your hair thinning, if your brows are disappearing it’s a common problem with age. You can use a brow powder to fill in the patchy spots and make your arches look thicker. Start by straightening and extending the line of your eyebrow by removing hairs from the curved underside at the beginning of the brow (near the nose).
Then, with a stiff, angled brow brush, dust on some powder in the same direction as your hair is growing. Try and use light, feathery strokes. You want to concentrate on the sparse areas. When you’re done, give the brows a bit of a brush with a tool that looks a little like a mascara wand (it’s called a spoolie), as this will give the eyebrows a more blended, natural look.
If you have got bushy eyebrows you could be adding years to your age. Bushy brows can make your eyes look smaller, and if you have those long, coarse hairs hanging about all over the place they can make your eyelids look droopy. Grab a pair of brow scissors and some tweezers and prepare to be wowed!
Brush all the hairs in your eyebrow up with that spoolie and then use your brow scissors to cut the tips of hairs that extend above the top edge of your brow line. You want to trim them one at a time. Cutting them all in one hit will just make you look a bit odd. Then you want to pluck any stray hairs with a slant-edge set of tweezers. Removing hairs growing outside your natural brow shape. Finally, get some clear gel and set the hairs into place.
With these simple tips you can be looking fabulous at any age.