Eyebrows are the star feature of your face. Since they frame your face, they can drastically change how you look. Have you ever seen the picture of a golden Labrador Retriever and drawn on Sharpie eyebrows? Yup. Not pretty.
Everyone’s eyebrow routine is different, and varies according to your shape, hair color, and hair thickness. For an easy everyday eyebrow routine, use a spoolie and brush the hairs to get a more accurate trim. I like to begin my routine by tweezing the strays, which are the hairs underneath your eyebrow leading to your eyelid. This makes for a clean, fresh-out-of-the-salon waxed look. Don’t forget to touch up the top of your eyebrow arch as well. Here’s a eyebrow shape chart for reference:
If your eyebrows are naturally sparse, don’t fret! Mine are too! The easiest way to fix them is to lightly fill them in with a eyebrow pencil, pomade, or eyeshadow. Yup, you heard right—eyeshadow. Choose a color one or two shades lighter than your hair. That way, you can build up the color and it won’t look too dramatic or dark. I recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade, which comes with rave reviews.
A good drugstore alternative is the e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit, which comes with a powder and a gel base. Use the gel to fill in sparse areas, and then apply the powder to set your eyebrows. After you finish filling in your eyebrows, you can also add a clear mascara to set the product.
Remember to keep your eyebrows as natural as possible. Don’t go too overboard or you’ll look like someone filled in your eyebrows with a Sharpie. Light, feathery strokes will do the trick!
What’s your daily eyebrow routine?