May 1, 2012
Bold brows have been climbing the beauty trend chart for some time now with no signs of being plucked away. With so many celebrities taking on the full fledged brow it’s no mystery why it’s catching on and going mainstream. Not only is this look mysterious and alluring, but it’s also surprisingly easier to maintain. So ditch the tweezers and read on for a few ways to give your brows a chance to show you what they’re made of…
Besides being obvious, this tip is also going to save you a lot of, well, pain! Not only is plucking your brows painful, but we all know the only thing worse than a unruly brow, or even the cringe worthy uni-brow, is a non-existent one! Everyone’s had to suffer through pencil thin brows at one point or another, whether it was intentional or not. Over-plucking your brows leaves your face looking bare, which is the exact opposite of what you want this season. Unless your hair is extremely light in color, excessive tweezing will be noticeable, and in most cases, unflattering. So stop plucking and let your brow line fill in (with little maintenance here and there) and see where that takes you.
Tip: Take you’re time! Over-tweezing usually happens when you’re rushing and going to quickly. You’ll get the best bold shape going at a slower pace, even if that means one strand at a time!
This takes a little practice so try this on a day you have time for trial and error. Pick up a brow kit, which typically includes a shade to fill in your brows and a waxier, clear gel which you can use to tame stubborn, unruly hairs. Using a brow brush, carefully make gentle strokes in the same direction as your hair, to gradually blend in the product. You’ll have bold brows in no time! A great kit is Benefit’s Brow-Zing Kit, which comes in a compact perfect for taming brows on the go.
Tip: Picking a shade that closely matches your natural brow color is crucial to keeping the applied makeup look natural. Keep that in mind when picking out your product. Furthermore, if you really want to take the drama up a notch, chose one shade darker than your natural color.