The eyes may be the windows to the soul. However a pair of bold and well-defined brows mean business. Brows give the face its attitude. It has been a tool to convey our emotional state. We crinkle it when we are a little choleric and raise it when we are ecstatic. It was actresses like Brooke Shields and Cindy Crawford who defined the state of bold eyebrows in the 80’s. They refused to conform to society’s perception on beauty and decided to make it their own.
Flash forward today, women all over the globe dropped their tweezers and there are some of us still living with regret towards over-plucked brows that was brought about by the 90’s. If this is the dilemma at hand, first thing one must do is simply to control the urge to tweeze, gather up some patience and let brow hairs grow back. And there’s no need to fret. There is a way to fake it.
First groom your brows in downward strokes to get its shape. With a concealer that has a natural matte finish (MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer, $19, maccosmetics.com) and a synthetic angled brush, outline the outer corners of your brow’s shape. Stay as closer to your brow hairs as much as possible for a natural look. Then with another angled brush (MAC Cosmetics 208 Angled Brow Brush, $20, maccosmetics.com) fill in with brow powder or cream (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, $24, Sephora.ca). Don’t forget to blend in concealer and brush brow hairs back to place. There you have it – thicker, luscious brows. If you have feathered eyebrows and not up to the task at hand, simply brush on Benefit Cosmetics Gimme-Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel ($22, benefitcosmetics.com). The fiber gel creates brow hairs that is not there.
Today’s brow goddesses like supermodel Cara Delevingne and Hollywood’s ultimate crush Lily Collins graced us and got us wanting bolder brows. If you were blessed with thicker eyebrows, simply use a brow gel to groom it. For more tips and tricks to maintain and get beautiful eyebrows click here. From Spring beauty runways to Fall 2014, it is certain this trend is here to stay.