One of the things we truly missed during the lockdown? Our monthly (sometimes, bi-weekly) eyebrow appointments. While this period may have provided a respite from all the overplucking, threading and waxing you have been subjecting your brows to for years, there is no denying the fact that untamed, bushy brows can completely ruin your look.
But just because you can’t frequent salons due to the pandmeic, doesn’t mean you need to look shabby when you step out. Wondering how that’s even possible? Well, simply follow these simple eyebrow grooming tips to learn how to tame and groom your bushy, overgrown brows.
1. Tweeze them carefully
If you do not have any prior experience grooming your eyebrow, we recommend that you leave the shaping to the experts. In the meanwhile, you could simply tweeze all the stray hair to give your brows a slightly lived-in, but groomed appearance. Use a slant-tip tweezer to carefully pluck overgrown stray hair, without getting too close to your brows.
2. Trim your brows
You don’t want your brows to look super messy and wild. And the secret to achieving this at home is by trimming your brows using eyebrow scissors. Trimming instantly makes your brows appear uniform and bushy, without looking unruly. Simply brush your brows upward and V-E-R-Y carefully cut the excess length above your brow line. Always use an eyebrow scissor for extra precision and control and be extremely careful while doing this, as you don’t want to trim more than needed.
3. Fill in your brows
After you have tweezed and trimmed your brows, you should be able to instantly notice a difference in their appearance. The final step would be to use an eyebrow pencil to fill in any gaps or sparse areas to help open up your eyes and define your features. Always use an eyebrow pencil sparingly and create small, hair-like strokes for a natural effect.
4. Highlight your brow bone
Another great way to make your eyebrows look instantly better is to take a little concealer (preferably something that is a shade lighter than your skin tone) and apply it right on your brow bone. This helps to conceal those fine hair as well as define your arches and make them appear a lot more defined and groomed.
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