3 Ways to Work More Wow Into Your Brows This Fall
This fall…let there be brows!
And let them be bold!
I wish I could say that my brows naturally looked this lush and full, but alas, they need help.
If you’re thinking about embracing the bold brow trend this fall (And you should! Why not?), try these tricks to turn up the WOW.
1. Mix it up
Your formulas, that is. Powders, pencils, gels — why limit yourself to just one? Sometimes I’ll layer up to three different brow products to get a look I like.
For the pic at the top, I started with a twist-up brow pencil with a fine tip, which I used it to outline the overall shape I wanted and draw in the lil’ hairs.
NARS Brow Perfector Pencil ($22) on the left and NARS Brow Gel ($22) on the right
I think that keeps the look pretty natural.
MAC Brow Duos from the left: Blonde, Brunette and Rehead ($27.50 each)
Then, to deepen the color and add dimension to the whole effect, I brushed a brow powder directly on top of the pencil before finishing with a brow gel to set the hairs in place.
2. I like your place
Ooh! Here’s a great placement trick for applying brow products with a brush: after you load the brush with your brow-filling product du jour, begin by placing the brush head where your brows are the fullest, and work your way over from there.
This way your brush deposits most of the color where your brows already appear their fullest and darkest, preventing everything from appearing overly done or harsh.
3. Take a brow
Thin, angled brushes are probably the most common tools used to apply brow products, but other brushes work great, too.
The MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush ($25) fills in brows like a charm
Sometimes, for a softer look, I’ll use a flat eyeshadow brush. I’ve also played with pointy pencil brushes and paddle-shaped eye brushes with short dense hairs to create some pretty cool effects.
How do you feel about the current state of your brows and the lush brow trend?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,