Eyebrows are arguably one of (if not the most) important facial features. They frame the face and draw attention to the eyes. And while we all can’t be blessed with Cara Delevigne-esque eyebrows, that doesn’t mean that all is lost. But getting covetable eyebrows is no simple task.
Finding a trusted product is half the battle, but how can you be sure to make the right choice when there are so many options? Let’s see, there are pencils, powders, gels, markers, tinted gels, combs, brushes, scissors — need we go on? Since the “eyebrows on fleek” movement doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon, Valley is giving you the product 101 to decode what types products to use and when to use them, getting rid of any brow anxiety you may have.
Use a pencil to fill your brows with exact precision, giving you the ultimate control to fill and refine. Play around with the intensity of the color by changing up the amount of pressure and number of strokes you use while applying the product. To get a natural look that follows your arch, use light, small strokes to mimic the appearance of real hairs. Be sure to comb/brush through your eyebrows once you’re finished filling them to ensure that the product is evenly distributed.
Tinted brow gel is a pretty simple method of brow control in comparison to the other options. It uses the exact concept of mascara. The product is already on the brush and ready to be used as soon as you take it out of the tube. Due to the gel formula, this product offers a slight hold to lock the hairs in place. Brow gel plays up texture and definition. It’s also buildable, so you can add on layers of the product until you reach your desired thickness. Simply brush the front part of your brows in an upward motion and then continue in an up-and-out motion for the arch and tail of the eyebrow.
A powder formula produces a shadow under the hairs of the eyebrow giving an illusion of a fuller, denser appearance. This method requires a lot of layering and light strokes to get the desired shade and shape. Because it is powder, clean-up after mistakes is a relatively quick and easy process.
No matter what form your product of choice is — the most important factor is getting the correct shade. Before making your purchase be sure to test it out on yourself in the store or have one of the beauty consultants give you a professional opinion if you’re unsure. It can be a frustrating trial-and-error process, but achieving that perfect arch is possible! Just because Mother Nature didn’t grace us with flawless, full brows doesn’t mean we can’t fake it ‘til we make it.