Now its no secret, i’m a dark haired lady – naturally my eyebrows resemble those of Wolverines and in the past I may have resented this, I shaved (yes – shaved!!) my monobrow in order to obtain the more aesthetically pleasing separated brows and ended up with rather attractive stubble (!), but now.. the bushier the better baby.
With fashion forward folks looking towards the bleached brow, and many people just hacking their brows all together, it seems like a comprehensive brow breakdown is needed.
Rule No. 1 – Embrace your brows! Whether they’re naturally thin and arched, or bushy and bold, work with what you’ve got. If you’re eyebrows are thick, don’t pluck them within an inch of their life, love them! Cause baby, big is beautiful. Think Cara Delevigne, Lily Collins and Audrey Hepburn, those are the brows I lust after!
Step 1: Go to a professional – It’s worth paying that little bit extra for someone to give you their professional opinion, whether you go to get waxed, sugared or threaded, if you’re explicit in what you want, you’ll always come out with a set of brows you’re happy with.
Step 2: Invest in a good pair of tweezers for maintenance – I’m always on the cautious side when it comes to plucking, but with the right tools, you can achieve brow perfection. I recommend the Tweezerman offerings, a bit pricey, but seriously worth it! Think of it as an investment. Beware, in order to obtain complete precision, these bad boys are sharp!
Step 3: Arch those brows – in order to achieve a polished brow look there is one product that I rely on, the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, a powder, wax and pencil all rolled into one the precise little nib.
Used in sparse areas to sketch in a few extra hairs, or to shade at the arch, this strongly pigmented wax fills in and holds like no other, brow perfection in one little pencil.
Dark Brunette is an undetectable brow-like shade for us dark hairs gals, and it’s bloomin’ long lasting, it’s seen me through rain and shine without so much as a hair out of place. Let’s not forget the spoolie brush at the other side, which is great for coaxing those strays back into place. The best thing.. I’ve had mine 7 months, used it every single day, and there’s still half left – which almost makes it worth the £26 price tag.
There you have it, a comprehensive brow guide and a review in one. No excuses now girls, get those brows ship shape.