Sometimes, a perfectly groomed pair of brows is all that it takes for a perfect face. Since not everyone is blessed with brows that are fuller, bushier, longer and sculpted to perfection, a bit of improvisation can give the necessary ‘lift’. Apart from the perennial practice of waxing, threading, and plucking, brows are now entitled to one more attribute- styling.
Types Of Eyebrows
Eyebrow makeup is a tricky game, since overly done up brows can look contrived, adding a few years on the face. On the other hand, unruly brows will lend an overall untidiness. Properly defining the eyebrows is your first step to creating a magnetic eye makeup look.
Eyebrow makeup is a tricky game, since overly done up brows can look contrived, adding a few years on the face. On the other hand, unruly brows will lend an overall untidiness. Properly defining the eyebrows is your first step to creating a magnetic eye makeup look. Eyebrow makeup is available broadly in four categories. Here’s what you need to stock up your eyebrow grooming kit with:
If fuller and defined brows are all that you want, go for an eyebrow pencil. Draw on singular strands, or simply fill in the scarcer looking areas for a fuller look. Choose one that is a shade lighter (if not exactly similar) to your brow colour. Eyebrow pencils with low pigmentation will give you a soft, natural finish.
Best for: Elongating brow-tails, defining arches, fixing up overly thinned brows, correcting bald patches.
Point to remember: Be careful in choosing the colour, for anything darker than your natural shade is a shortcut to a clown-like face.
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Forgot to visit the parlour before the event? A setting gel is ideal if you have unruly, stray hair in your brow line. Tinted gels give you a hint of colour while holding strands of hair in place. If you don’t want colour, use a translucent gel.
Best for: Shape setting, adjusting flyaway hair strands, covering up unruly growth
Point to remember: Don’t be very generous with the quantity. Unless you want all your brow hair glued together, less is more.
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Pigmentation Powder/ Brow Colour
If you take the natural look of your makeup very seriously, there is nothing better than a pigmentation powder or colour. Just fill in the patches with a swipe of the applicator to add faux thickness that is untraceable. This is the go-to tool for those who are blessed with a naturally beautiful shape, and just need uniform density. A waterproof formula is a plus that ensures a long-lasting effect.
Best for: Fixing minor brow issues, filling up gaps and spaces, enhancing overall volume.
Point to remember: The colour, again. Stick to lighter shades of brown, bronze and ash, a shade lighter than the natural colour of your hair.
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If you are just beginning your eyebrow makeup journey, try a brow kit. You can custom blend the, wax gel for a stronger hold.
Best for: Creating shades to get a colour or tone that is most similar to your brows. Also, look for brow kits with a combination of powder and wax. They will give you the best of both worlds, colour for volume and definitiondiffused arches, highlighting the natural shape with a fuller look.
Point to remember: Subtlety is the rule of thumb that must be followed with eyebrows. The objective is to have brows that look defined and not drawn.
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With eyebrow makeup, prudence lies in using makeup that will keep the look as natural-looking as possible, since overdone brows look more disastrous than undone ones. The hack is to set the brows in a way that they stand out, but are not too prominent.
Also, look for the tags of ‘waterproof’ and ‘smudge-resistant’. Brow waxes with Vitamin E will also boost natural hair growth.
Follow our buying guide for flawless looking brows that are defined, beautiful, and well-kempt.