Natural brows are back in style! The natural, grown in, “as god intended” look is finally accepted as attractive again and many people are deciding not to pluck out their eyebrows anymore. However, as with hair and facial hair, there is still maintenance that needs to take place in order for eyebrows to look visiually appealing. We bring you 16 handy tricks to have a badass brow!
1. DIY Does Apply To Your Brow
Don’t over-puck, but taking out extra hairs that stray from the eyebrows is always a good idea.
2. Choosing The Right Pencil
A quality eyebrow pencil can be the difference between looking natural and looking just chaotic. Splashing out on a good pencil may be well worth your time and a save you a lot of nerves.
3. Two Colors Are Better Than One
Two shades of eyebrow pencil can create natural high- and lowlights to make your brow look untouched and beautiful.
4. The Bushier, The Better
The whole idea behind natural brows is that they are bushy. If you have gray hairs, don’t pluck them – this might ruin the impact. Scroll down to learn how to tame those bad boys without having to thin them down.
5. A Trim Could Do You Good
Though thinning is a no-no, trimming can help your look stay even. Brush your eyebrows upwards and carefully trim hairs that may be longer than the rest.
6. Saving A Mascara Wand Can Save Your Style
A mascara wand that is not loaded can make for a great eyebrow brush. Different mascaras often have different wands so save a variety, clean them thoroughly and don’t be scared to use them!
7. This Is A Highlighting “Do”
Adding a lighter tone above and below your brows can make your whole face look brighter and more open. This trick can raise the look of your eyebrows which will actually make you look smarter.
8. And This Is A Highlighting “Don’t”
Needless to say, don’t do this.
9. You Gellin’?
A gel will keep your brows in line when you’re on the go.
10. The Science Of Growin’ ’em Out
Sometimes it helps to know what’s really going on above your eyes. Here’s how your most expressive facial feature’s life cycle looks.
11. Exfoliation Applies To Eyebrows And Helps Them Grow
Exfoliation is great for your skin because it removes all the dead skin cells that needn’t be there. The other great thing about exfoliating is that it stimulates the circulation in your skin which helps keep it healthy. Exfoliating your brows does the same and even stimulates growth!
12. Castor Oil For Growth
Castor oil is another great option if you want to grow your brows thick and strong.
13. Lighter Is Better
Lightening your brows is especially important if you are going thick. Thick, dark eyebrows can be overwhelming; they can darken your face and overshadow your beauty. Lightening them a shade or two can change everything.
14. Try Spooning
A spoon is a great tool for getting just the right shape. The best part about it is – you will likely always have a spoon at hand.
15. Threading For Sensitive Skin
Waxing and depilatory creams are painful and dangerous around your eyes. Threading takes care of these problems in a natural way.
16. No Better Way To Look Younger
Thick eyebrows make you look younger. Kids don’t pluck their eyebrows which is why capturing this look can take years off your face. Channel your inner child!