If we learned anything from the recent runway beauty from New York Fashion Week, it's that the obsession with bold brows continues. We put down the tweezers long ago and have since been embracing a beauty trend that's taken international red carpets and runways by storm.
To get your brows up to standard, follow these expert tips...
As a basic rule of thumb, the inner edge of your brow should line up vertically with the outside of the corresponding nostril. The highest point of the arch should be just at the outer edge of the eyeball, and the outer brow should taper off to a point that intersects with an imaginary line drawn from the outer nostril past the outer edge of the eye. Remember, you can only work with what you've got naturally- the rest comes down to shading, tweezing or waxing.
The worst mistake you can make is to over pluck your eyebrows as this leaves you with very little to work with. If you're not confident in shaping your own brows, don't hesitate to see a professional. They can advise the perfect brow shape for your face shape and features.
When shading in your brows, we find it best to use an powder, pencil or tinted gel one shade darker than your natural brows. When filling in your brows brush the color up, rather than in, brushing through the hair so the color looks three dimensional instead of flat through the brow. Don't make your brows too harsh or too dark- the purpose of filling them out is to create a full yet natural look, not a drawn on one!
Draw some attention to your flawlessly defined brows by adding a subtle highlight at the arch. Using your fingertip, dust a subtle shimmery pearl shadow along your brow bone, working just beneath your eyebrows. Use a very light hand, and build up the highlight as desired.