Before a big event there are only three things on your mind--your outfit, hair and makeup. Tweezing your brows is almost always left for the last minute, and worse comes to worst, you’ll just pluck them yourself. Hate to break it to you, but that’s the worst mistake you can make. But since you’re reading this, you probably already know that. Lucky for you we’ve got all the tips that will make your brows look as natural as possible.
Red and splotchy skin around brows
A DIY tweezing session can leave you with red, irritated and splotchy skin, especially if your skin is sensitive. While the irritation will calm down on its own, you can speed up the process by applying aloe vera. Aloe vera gel or a moisturiser infused with this soothing ingredient will reduce redness as well as prevent any bumps from popping up. Simply take a pea size amount on your clean fingertips and gently massage your brows in the direction of the growth.
Bald spots in brows
Landing up with over-plucked brows right before a big event can be quite traumatic. While some make their eyebrows too thin, others end up with bald spots in their brows. The easiest way to fix this problem is by filling your brows with a brow pencil. If you’ve gone overboard, pencils can look a little harsh. Apply brow powder instead using an angled brush as it gives a softer and more natural look.
Another common yet easily fixable brow mishap is overfilled brows. If you’re a beginner you may not know where to stop and end up filling your brows a little too much. Before wiping or washing it all off, take a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover and get rid of the excess product by tracing the natural outline of your brows.
While it is okay to bleach your face at home, be careful around the brow area. A tiny mistake can leave you with blonde brows. But although a rare mishap, it can happen to anyone. Here’s how you can fix it; start by applying a layer of Vaseline on the outline of your brows. Now using an eyeliner brush carefully apply beard dye to colour the bleached patch. To ensure both your brows look even, apply colour on both eyebrows, set a timer and then wipe it off.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Sep 04, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.