Did you know a flattering brow depends on the placement of your nose, your face shape, hair colour and bone structure too? Well, it’s somewhat easy to figure it all out when you’re young, but as you start to age and your eyebrows start naturally thinning, it’s a little more complicated. Fortunately, there are some simple brow styling and shaping tips that can help you get those youthful-looking brows that take years off your face. Check ‘em out…

 

1. Powder first

Powder first

For a more natural-looking colour, powder your brow first, especially if you have oily or combination skin. This will help keep everything in place for longer. As for the colour, choose something that is a shade lighter instead of the exact colour of your eyebrow hair. For instance, if your eyebrows are black, use a dark brown powder to fill in the base first and they go in with the pencil. Use a pencil with an angled tip, like the Lakme Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil to create short strokes for a more controlled application.

 

2. Clean up the brow line

Clean up the brow line

A clean, done-up brow is always preferable over letting strays wreak havoc on your brow line! Use tweezers to clean the hair under the brows and get rid of any that have grown past the brow line. For a precise pluck, stretch the skin with your fingers for a tight surface; it will also be less painful this way. And lastly, remember to tweeze in the natural direction of the brow hair.

 

3. Pick the right start and finish line

Pick the right start and finish line

Don’t leave it to the natural order of things to decide on where to start and finish your brow. Place an eyebrow pencil on the side of your nose and point it straight up towards your brows. This is where your inner eyebrow starting point belongs. As for the end, do the same but this time point the pencil to the outside of your eye. Do not extend beyond your eye area, the sharp angle can age you.

 

4. Pick the right arch point

Pick the right arch point

Placing an eyebrow arch too high can add a couple of years to your actual age! Pick the right arch point with this simple trick - leave the eyebrow pencil on the side of your nose and point it diagonally from your nostril to the outer corner of your iris. Place your arch here to get a more flattering shape.

And there you have it; your guide to youthful-looking brows in minutes!