Bold brows have made a comeback: having your “brows on fleek” is perhaps now just as much of a beauty necessity as perfect winged liner or a Kylie K-worthy pout. They are nature’s natural face framers, and just like contour, can make or break your look. Read on to see how to get brows that even Cara Delevingne would envy!
The first step is to make sure your brows are somewhat tamed: you don’t have to go tweezer-happy, but make sure there isn’t any unintentional unibrow or random stray hairs lurking about.
The next step is to brush your brows into shape with a clear brow gel (or a spoolie with a little hairspray on it). This organizes your brows into their fullest state and tames any baby or rebel hairs. The clear gel or hairspray also gives the brow powder in the next step something to hold onto, helping it to last all day long.
Now it’s time to fill in your brows. Using an appropriately colored powder, use a precision or brow brush to lightly feather in over any thin spots and help define the shape of your brows. Comb through with a spoolie as you go. Light layers are the key to achieving the most natural look.
Once you’ve filled in your brows, finish off with another round of clear brow gel or a tinted brow mascara. This will add more depth and help ensure your brows don’t move throughout the day or fade.
Some people prefer to use pencil to literally “draw” in the hairs. I personally prefer powders over pencils because they are more “goof-proof” (not to mention faster) when it comes to more natural, born-this-way looks.
If you really want to amp up the bold factor of your brows, a color slightly darker than your hair color will help them pop. Applying concealer around the brows and/or highlighter strategically around the brow area (brow bone, area right above temples) can also help emphasize brows.