Threading, brushing, tweezing and filling them in, we spend a lot of time trying to make our brows look perfect. It is that one feature which defines our face and balances our look. Those with thin and sparse brows know the importance of filling them in a little too well.
While most people have brow pencils and the desire to draw natural-looking brows, very few know to do it. And if there’s anything worse than sparse brows then it has to be overfilled or badly drawn brows. To save you from the brow embarrassment, here are a few steps you can follow.
- Step 01: Decide a shape
- Step 02: Groom it well
- Step 03: Learn how to draw
- Step 04: Use flicking strokes
- Step 05: Blend
Step 01: Decide a shape
The three most common brow shapes are - curved, arched and straight. Knowing which shape works best for your face is the first step towards acing the perfect brows. If you prefer tweezing your brows at home, visit the salon at least once a month so that the expert can outline the shape for you. Trust them, they know their job well.
Step 02: Groom it well
No matter how thin or sparse your brows are, keep them well-groomed. Trying to fill brows with overgrown hair will only result in a disaster. Depending on your hair growth, tweeze or thread your brows at least twice a month. This will make filling them in easier and look as natural as possible.
Step 03: Learn how to draw
This is the most common way to draw natural-looking brows, but if you haven’t read our previous article on eyebrow mapping here, don’t worry, we will simplify it for you.
The trick to drawing natural-looking brows is by marking the start, arch and end of your brow. For this, take a pencil and place it vertically straight on the outer corner of your nose and mark this point, this is where you will start drawing your brow. Next, place it diagonally through the centre of your eye and mark the highest point, this will be your arch. Lastly, hold the pencil diagonally from the outermost part of your nostrils extending up to the temples, mark this point as the tip of your brow.
Step 04: Use flicking strokes
Your brows are not a colouring book and you are not using crayons. To keep your brows looking natural, try using short, flicking strokes to mimic the look of your natural hair. Instead of making it too dark in the first attempt, start by keeping it really simple and then build the colour slowly. Brush your hair with a spoolie before you begin.
Step 05: Blend
Blending is the most important technique anyone who uses makeup needs to ace. In order to avoid any harsh lines or bold looking brows, blend well after filling them in.