Over-tweezers should exercise some restraint this fall, with the return of heavyweight, statement eyebrows.
The bold eyebrow has been updated with a polished-to-perfection shape and a slightly androgynous feel, showcasing the eye and bone structure with its beautiful, face-framing effect.
Thick Eyebrows Need to be Groomed
Now, don’t consider the statement brow an excuse to forgo eyebrow grooming altogether. There’s a huge difference between bold, thick and shapely eyebrows, and wooly-booly unkempt brows! The statement eyebrow requires special attention to neatness.
Don’t Over-Tweeze Eyebrows!
Contrary to beauty advice from days gone by, there is no one “right” or “perfect” eyebrow shape. Forget that dated rule about placing a pencil at the corner of your eye and nose and rotating it to measure where your brow should start, peak and finish. Arches go where nature puts them. Only tweeze the obviously errant hairs underneath and between the eyebrows to preserve your brow’s natural shape and fullness.
Prevent Flyaway Brows
Set your perfectly groomed brows in place with a clear eyebrow gel to make sure the look lasts all day long.
Enhance Your Eyebrows by Darkening Them
You can have your brows professionally dyed at a salon, or intensify brows by filling them in with an eyebrow pencil or shadow that’s just a smidge darker than your natural hair color. Dior Diorshow Brow Styler($28) is a fabulously precise tool for defining, filling and shaping naturally polished brows, which comes in a shade of “universal brown” that flatters all skintones and hair colors.
How to Grow Your Eyebrows
To help your sparse eyebrows grow fuller, try Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum($36) for moderate increases in brow thickness or restored growth to sparse, over-plucked brows. Its conditioning, non-greasy formula contains proteins and vitamins designed to nourish and stimulate growth for bold, covetable eyebrows. But it is not an overnight miracle; expect to have to use the product at least 2 – 4 weeks (using it twice a day, morning and night) to observe new growth. Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum also doubles nicely as a brow gel to keep eyebrows in place before or after using eyebrow pencils or powder.
If you’re less interested in new or restored eyebrow growth (to fill in patches or shape bald areas), and instead want your existing eyebrows to grow in darker for a more distinct shape, try RevitaLash RevitaBrow Eyebrow Conditioner($110). This gel product seems to make individual eyebrow hairs grow in thicker, for a healthier, more intense look.
For ladies who are completely eyebrow-challenged, you may wish to use eyebrow stencils for flawless, Hollywood brows using a kit like the durable and easy to use Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit($35).
And remember, nobody ever got thicker eyebrows with a set of tweezers!