Let’s Make Eyebrows Natural Again! Please?
Eyebrows completely lost their minds last year in 2017. It ranged from the love-it-or-hate-it feathery eyebrow (main photo) trend to the downright crazy squiggly pattern. Call it eyebrow overdose, but whatever the reason, it would appear that sanity had returned for eyebrow trends in 2018. At least, for the time being.
Although bold eyebrow (and in some cases too much in your face) is still in full flavour and not going anywhere soon, quietly creeping up on its heels are some variations for you to choose the right style that suits you.
Whichever direction you choose to go, for all that is good in the world, let’s make eyebrows natural again! Here’s how to groom those brows back to it’s natural state.
How To Groom Your Eyebrows
Whatever shape you chose for your eyebrows, too much tweezing can eventually prevent regrowth, leaving you with a patchy brow. Aim instead to keep to the basic shape of the eyebrow.
Begin by applying a toner or antiseptic lotion to the brow area.
Using an eyebrow brush or an old tooth brush, sweep the hairs upwards and outwards so that you can see the natural line.
Using slant-edged tweezers, start plucking at the inner corner of the eye. Attack hair singly from the root and always from underneath the brow in the direction of the hair growth.
Never pluck from above as it disturbs the natural hair line. The curve should be gradual tapering, following the brow line to the outer corner of the eye.
Brush eyebrows into shape. For definition or to disguise over-plucked brows, use a sharp pencil, which matches the natural colour of your eyebrows, and start from the inner corner of the eye using light strokes in the direction of growth.
For a natural look use eyeshadow instead of a pencil. Apply lightly, using short strokes with a stiff, angled brow ad brush. Brush the brows through carefully and set with a light coat of mascara.
Main image: Leonard, Imaxtree