About the Brow

Big brows are in!

With the glossies dominated by celebrities like Lily Collins and Cara Delevigne, sporting gorgeous natural brows, I’ve had loads of requests for tips on brows.


To tame the uncontrollable brow

Just like the hair on your head, you need gel to whip those brows into shape. My go to brow gel is M.A.C Clear brow set, but you can use a clean mascara wand with any hair gel. Just dip into gel, you don’t need much and comb those brows into submission.
This tip is great for men to groom unruly facial hair and sideburns.
If you’d like to match your gel to your brow colour you can try…

1. B Cardamon Eyebrow grooming gel by blinc who specialize in cosmetics for eyes
2. B Indian Chocolate grooming gel
3. M.A.C Girl Boy Brow Set
4. M.A.C Beguile Brow Set
5. M.A.C Clear Brow Set

For the natural look

My favourite way to fill out a brow, if you already have great shape, is with a good eyebrow brush and matt eye shadow (close to your brow hair colour). I find an angled eyebrow brush with firm natural bristles is the easiest to use. Apply shadow lightly along the brow, using the existing shape of your brow. You might need to use 2 shadows to perfect your eyebrow colour so try before you buy!

6. MAC shadow in Mystery
7. MAC shadow in Espresso
8. MAC shadow in Cork
9. MAC shadow in Coquette
10. MAC shadow in Omega
11. Paris Berlin Angled Eyebrow Brush
12. Shu Uemura Angled Eyebrow Brush 6 OB Badger hair
13. MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush

If you have patches with no hair or for a stronger brow

My favourite tool for this is a pencil. Using the sharpest point, draw in eyebrow hairs with light feathery stroke to mimic the look of real eyebrow hair. Using two similar shades will create a more natural look than just one pencil colour. Lightly pat with a touch of translucent powder to set or finish off shape with an angled brush and shadow. I love Smashbox brow tech pencil, which is waterproof, for a brow that lasts all day and included a brow gel. Got to love a 2 in 1!

14. Smashbox Brow Tech To Go in ¬Brunette
15. Smashbox Brow Tech To Go in ¬Taupe
16. MAC self-propelling pencil in Stud
17. MAC self-propelling pencil in Spiked
18. MAC self-propelling pencil in Strut
19. MAC self-propelling pencil in Lingering
20. MAC self-propelling pencil in Fling

For an eyebrow that does not budge

This is a bit more difficult to use. Make Up For Ever created this waterproof eyebrow gel with high pigment, to correct, shape and lengthen brows.
Using an angled eyebrow brush with a more precise finer tip, connect the base of the brow to the arch. Fill in any sparse areas and blend.
Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.

21. Make Up Forever Aqua Brow in Ash
22. Make Up Forever Aqua Brow in Blonde
23. Make Up Forever Aqua Brow in Light Blonde

Author: Bernice Dodd

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