Bold and beautiful Eyebrows

Your eyes may be the windows to your soul so it only makes sense that your brows are the window frames. Like any masterpiece, proper framing is imperative; here are a few ways to achieve better brows in a snap.

Pick your product: For a more natural, groomed look go with a gel. To define your shape, opt for a pencil. Or if you’re after a softer, more natural fill try powder instead.

Choose the right color: Pick a brow pencil that is three shades lighter than your hair color; or two shades darker than your eyebrows.

Use a spoolie: Regardless of the product you use, it’s important to always use a spoolie, which is an eyebrow shaping tool popular with stylists that looks like a mascara wand (minus the mascara) with a tapered head and soft bristles. And it really should be your eyebrows’ best friend. Use the ‘spoolie’ to brush your brows into place (think up and away from your nose, so all the hairs are laying the same direction) before you begin grooming or filling in. Use it after you’ve filled in your brows to soften any harsh markings. A quick brush through with a spoolie will even out the color, making the finished look like your natural brows and not like makeup at all. The best product picks are those that have a good eyebrow pencil with a built-in spoolie, and come as a double-ended duo.

Go easy with tweezers: They should only be used to clean up obvious strays. For this trend, it is ok to let them get a bit unruly. After you have brushed all the hairs in one direction, snip any strands that are noticeably longer than others. And always cut across the top of the brow, never down.

Give some guidance: Use a clean mascara wand or eyebrow comb to brush the hair up. Any random strands should be brushed up at the arch and away from the nose. Fill in the blanks: Fill in the areas that are sparse with pencil or shadow of a similar or slightly darker shade.

Finishing touches: Finish by brushing the eyebrow down and up until you have filled in the areas desired. Create a strong (but not overpowering) brow to balance the eyeliner. Match the roots of your hair to a brow pencil, and apply the pencil. Then groom your brows with a clear brow gel to set the color and shape.