While lockdown has made everybody an expert at grooming, there is one area we all still face trouble – the brows. Styling them can be a problematic endeavor. Here’s the experts-suggested step by step guide on getting the perfect brows at home.
Step 1: Letting the Brows Grow
According to beauty experts, a good arch primarily needs enough brow hair to work with. Brow serums packed with vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants are best to strengthen and nourish brow hairs.
Step 2: Determining the Brow Shape
Hold a long pencil up to the right or left nostril and point it straight up. This indicates where your brows should start. Now hold the pencil in line with the nostril and turn it diagonally, until it gets past the eye’s outer corner. It’s the point where your brow should end. Next hold the pencil next to the nostril at a 45-degree angle, letting it go just past your pupil. That’s the exact point your brow arch should be.
Step 3: Taming the Targeted Area
Priming the brows means making them ready to be plucked. According to the experts, a steamy shower before plucking is helpful, as the warm water softens the brow hairs considerably, making the plucking process less painful.
Step 4: Plucking
Now start plucking. To see the shape, start by brushing the brows up and across. Experts suggest sticking to the rogue hair while plucking. To achieve the ultimate clean-cut, you can try to draw the measured shape first and pluck it accordingly.
Step 5: Filling the Gaps
The next step is using a fine brow pencil to fill in the sparse areas. Create sparse, small, hair-like strokes. According to makeup artists, forked tip products can work wonders in the case of larger gaps, mimicking a more realistic and microbladed look.
Step 6: Adding a Brow Gel
A hint of brow gel adds the finishing touch by holding everything in place. Apply a good quality brow gel, and brush the brows up to make it fuller-looking for a longer period.