5 brilliant eyebrow shaping secrets
We’ll admit it — we’re blabbers here at Sienna X. So, because we know we’re no good at keeping schtum and simply because we don’t believe in keeping beauty secrets from our readers anyway, we’ve unwrapped five fab tips on how to shape your brows to perfection this party season:
Embrace your natural arch
Always maintain the natural arch of your brow — over-tweezing, threading or waxing in the wrong place will make your eyebrows look odd and affect the natural balance of your face. Enhance the shape you have instead of trying to create a different one that (1) looks out of place and (2) takes tonnes of management.
Take on the tint
Wasn’t it just yesterday that super-groomed, slender brows were in fashion? How has everyone transformed them from looking skinny to thick so quickly? Tinting! That’s how! Adding a touch of colour to your brows instantly makes them look thicker, elongates sparse ends and enhances their texture. Get you brows professionally tinted and you’ll spend less time filling in gaps and reshaping each day.
Be frugal with filling in
The eyebrow hairs that grow closest to your nose are naturally sparser and finer than elsewhere. Don’t be tempted to fill them in too much with pencil or you’ll create a blocky brow that looks strangely heavy and drawn on. A few gentle strokes of your pencil, that follow the growth pattern of your existing hairs, is perfect. Follow the same rule for the ends (or tails) of your brows because they too are naturally scant. You can also lay your pencil horizontally down each side of your nose to figure out how much of a gap you should leave between your brows — wherever the inner side of the pencil hits your brow is where the gap should start.
Go for broke on fuller arches
Focus most of your pencil along the arch area of your brow to create the illusion of denser hair growth. Again, work with the natural direction that your hairs are growing in so your pencil strokes blend in seamlessly.
Ready, SET, go!
Sweep fixing serum over your eyebrows to set them in place for the whole day. This step adds a couple of extra seconds to your eyebrow grooming routine but the long-lasting effects are worth it!