How to get big, beautiful brows – tips from a make-up artist

12/05/2020 — By Alexandra Julian

How to get big, beautiful brows – tips from a make-up artist

For those of us who have naturally thinner brows, or for anyone suffering the effects of over-plucking, a naturally fuller shape can be achieved with some clever grooming tips.

For youthful, beautifully shaped brows and to make the most of your eyes, follow these easy steps from our resident make-up artist Amy Saunders:

 

OPEN

Find where your brows should begin by taking a pencil and placing it vertically in line with the outer edge of the ball of your nose and the inner corner of your eyes. This helps avoid having eyebrows that look too close together or too far apart.

LIFT

To locate your ideal brow arch position (the highest point of the brow) look in the mirror straight ahead. Place the pencil at the outer edge of the ball of your nose, pointing diagonally up to the outer edge of the pupil. Repeat on the other eye for perfectly symmetrical arches.

SHAPE

Find where your brows should end by placing the pencil diagonally from the outer edge of the ball of your nose, to the outer corner of your eye – this will ensure your brows are the optimum length to compliment your face and eye shape. 

FILL

Once you have pin pointed the shape of your brows, use a sharpened eyeliner and lightly draw small dashes in line with your brow’s natural hair growth. This gives them a fuller appearance without looking ‘drawn on’. You can then use a lash/brow brush, otherwise known as a ‘Spoolie’, to blend and soften the lines.

SET

To keep your brows looking neat and tidy all day and night, apply a tiny dab of our Quinoa & Avocado Hair Serum to your Spoolie and brush in the direction of hair growth. This will set brows in the correct shape without making them feel greasy or crispy.

BROW TUTORIAL

Et voila! Easy, beautiful brows!

Get more tips from Amy, for professional looking brows at home

 

GET THE GEAR

Choose pointy tipped tweezers. Never shave brows as they often do not grow back even, if they grow back at all! Make sure tweezers are sterilized with rubbing alcohol before you begin. Replace tweezers about every year or when they start to lose their grip.

CLEANSING IS KEY

Remove oil and bacteria from the brow area with a cotton ball dipped in astringent. This will prevent red bumps and make it easier to tweeze brow hairs. Be careful not to get any astringent in the eye. 

ONE DIRECTION 

Pull stray brow hairs in the direction they grow. Pulling in the opposite direction of hair growth will break hairs at the base leaving little black dots. These not only look bad but can turn into ingrown hairs. 

KEEP IT FRESH 

After tweezing is complete sterilize area again with astringent and give the area a rest. Avoid putting make-up over freshly tweezed areas as this can easily cause infection.

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