Golden Arches: How To Get Great Brows
photos by Kara Modliszewski, www.modliszk.portfoliobox.io
No, not McDonalds. We are talking about a different set of golden arches - BROWS. Big brows are in. For many of us, either due to genetics or a bad overplucking habit,we are not blessed with a set. Luckily, there are a wide aray of products available for those who are not well-endowed in the brow department. But first, you must choose the product that best suits your set or arches. Here is some helpful advice to help you navigate everything brows.
First you must work with the shape. Have an round face? Balance your arches with a high center-arched brow. An angular face? Soften your brow. For a longer face, try straightening your brows to fill out your face. Your arch should match where your brow protrudes out most.
Once you have the shape down, its time to fill. First, begin by brushing your brows. Move the brush upward, to enhance your natural arch. Next, with soft strokes, fill from where your eye crease meets your brows. Start with the underside of the brow (this part should look the most precise). Then fill your arches, outlining the edge of your brows. Finish by lightly filling the tips of your brows.
Everyone uses different filling methods - some swear by pencils, others use soley powder or brow gel. Choosing the product that is best for you depends on the look you want as well as what method you are using. I suggest mixing and matching.
Powder is great for creating a softer, more natural, and full look. Depending on your hair color, you can lighten or darken your brow shade.
Brow pencil is good at creating the "precise look" we talked about earlier, but not necessarily for filling. In fact, routinely using pencil to fill hair, can cause eyebrow hair to fall out -- not helping your cause. Pencil is best for skin that is around the brow hair.
Brow gel comes into two forms: a brow marker, and brow wand. Both serving different purposes. The wand is great for FILLING. It allows you to brush the tint right into your brow, while also subtly shaping. The pen typically creates a more precise look than pencil. It is a good alternative to pencil, because marker is less likely to accidently extract the brow hair.
To finish off your brow, apply highlighter (or light eye shadow) underneath your arch to create definition!
So which products with you use to achieve a set of golden arches?! Tell us in the comments below!