I love eyebrows; for me they are one of the most defining features of the face. They can really transform and lift the whole eye area and should never be overlooked.
I personally am not a slave to makeup trends and really advise to love the brows you were given. I always aim to find the brow shape that works best for your overall face and eye shape. Whether you are wanting to achieve a natural or darker brow, it’s the shape you are creating and the tone of the products you use that has the ability to make you look severe or stunning.
When choosing a colour match for brows, I recommend not to go for tones that are too warm. Most eyebrows are in the ashy family, even redheads! I also tend to go for products that allow me to smudge into the brow so the shape is more organic and believable especially for day wear. I think the biggest blunder I see with eyebrows is that overdrawn on thick shape with harsh edges may look good on a runway but for everyday it’s an overkill.
If you weren’t born with bigger brows you can still achieve a realistic result by creating small baby hairs with a fine pencil softly blending the edges so the lines are not harsh I like to use a cotton bud to soften and create a beautiful realistic shape. If eyebrows are sparse, which tends to happen with age or overplucking, I recommend using a brow mascara which will deepen the lighter baby hairs making them appear fuller then fill in your desired shape with a brow pencil blending and softening as you go. I can achieve amazing results using this technique. definitely worth trying!
See below for some of my favourite eyebrow products.
Photographer Will Davidson
Hair Jenny Kym
Stylist Christine Centenera
Model Crista Cober