Whether you have full, thick brows or scanty ones, you cannot deny that groomed eyebrows can frame your face. It is only when your parlour lady messes up your eyebrows do you realise the importance of well-done eyebrows. We cannot help you in that respect, although we suggest you change your eyebrow lady ASAP, but what we can help you with is these nuggets of wisdom that will help you care for your brows in between those parlour visits.
- Invest in a good spoolie or brow brush
- Follow the natural shape of your eyebrows
- How to pick your brow colour
- The inner corners need to be lighter
- Castor oil may help you grow out your brows
Invest in a good spoolie or brow brush
Brush your brows before you fill them to get a clear idea of the natural shape of your brows. Brush them once again after you fill them in to evenly distribute the product and figure out any remaining patches.
Follow the natural shape of your eyebrows
Do not try to change the natural shape of your brows. Although there are guidelines about where the brow arch must be, it still needs to look natural. Look straight in the mirror and hold a brush along the outer edge of your eye’s pupil (the dark central circle). Where the brush crosses your brow is where you should ideally arch your brow.
How to pick your brow colour
The brow product needs to be one or two shades lighter than your natural hair colour. There are many textures available in the form of gels, pomades, pencils and powders. Make sure you are equipped with a sharp-edged slanted brow brush when you apply these products.
The inner corners need to be lighter
There are plenty of ‘Instagram’ eyebrows out there. We are horrified by some of the dark, filled in, ‘square’ eyebrows. If you notice your natural form, brows tend to be lighter towards the inner corner, so keep them that way even when you fill them in.
Castor oil may help you grow out your brows
Every girl has been heart broken by a parlour lady who has messed up her brows. And it is a long and awkward road when you have to grow them out before getting them done again. During this time, and for general upkeep, massage a little castor oil on your brows before bed. This will help them grow faster.