Eyebrows are easily the most important feature on ones face. Not only do they help to frame your face, but they also bring attention to your eyes. When it comes to your beauty regimen, this is the one thing you cannot get away with ignoring. Anyone that has ever had to deal with unruly eyebrows knows how capable they are of breaking your look! Thicker and fuller eyebrows are in vogue however, getting your eyebrows on fleek is not always an easy task. Here are a few simple and useful hacks for achieving the perfect brows.
Plucking your eyebrows can be addictive. Let’s admit it, we have all been guilty of this at some point but if you want to get thicker brows, you need to put your tweezers away. Of course a little eyebrow grooming is okay but you need to first allow your brows to grow back fuller and thicker before you can start thinking about shaping them.
Castor oil for eyebrows
If you have thin, over plucked brows, you may want to give castor oil a try. Castor oil is found to have numerous benefits for hair as well as skin. The fatty acids present in this oil make it a perfect beauty ingredient for triggering hair growth by stimulating dormant hair follicles. This oil is undoubtedly one of the best natural treatments available. Simply massage the castor oil into your brows and leave it overnight. Don’t expect to see immediate results but if you make this a routine, you should be able to see some improvement in a matter of weeks.
Master the brow fade
When filling in your eyebrows, don’t make them a consistent shade from end to end. Your natural brow hairs tend to be lighter and thinner at the inner corner and gradually get darker towards the brow tail. Keep this in mind to avoid a harsh/fake look with your brows. You can use two brow pencils – a lighter shade for the inner corner and a darker one for the tail or simply use less brow product on the inner corner and comb through with a spoolie to give them that natural looking brow fade.
Focus on the arch
When filling in your eyebrows, always have the most pigment in the arch and the tail of your brow. The arch is the most important part of your brows and defining it will create the illusion of a more youthful look.
Draw/fill in your brows based on your face shape
Eyebrows aren’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ situation. Knowing how to shape your brows based on your specific face shape is the key to perfect-looking brows. This trick can also help to emphasize your eyes, make you look younger and improve the overall symmetry of your face. The six basic face shapes are: Oval Face, Round Face, Long Face, Square Face, Heart Face and Diamond Face.
For an oval face shape, a softly angled brow is ideal while a round face shape requires a bit more definition and hence looks better with perfectly arched and angled brows. Anyone with a long face should opt for a flat and shorter brow as this will pump up the face, giving it a more oval appearance.
A softly rounded arched brow is the way to go if you have a square face. This will create a less boxy look. To find the perfect balance, focus on the arch of the brow by making sure your brows are not too angular or too round. A heart shaped face is characterized by a petite jaw line, pointy chin and a wide upper portion of the face. For this reason, round curved or a soft low arched brow shape is ideal to help balance the pointy chin.
If you have a diamond face shape (think Viola Davis) go with a more linear brow shape. The goal is to soften the whole face so avoid high arches that can exaggerate the length of your face.
N.B: Don’t be overwhelmed by this information. Your eyebrows have their natural shape and arch to them that works perfectly for your face shape. The key is to work with the natural outline of your brows while filling them in. Don’t try to force a particular shape or brow pattern.