Do the perfect brows exist? They do, but they’ll look different on everyone. The shape of anyone’s brows are unique to the rest of the features on their face. Maybe you dig thick brows like actress Lilly Collins, or, like everything else from the 90s, you’re loving the come back of the skinny brow. One thing is for certain though, perfect brows are well-groomed ones that emphasize your features, bringing out your beauty. There are many eyebrow maintenance methods that will allow you to flaunt flawless brows. Here’s a list of salon-approved secrets to help get you there.
Let’s Talk Shape
Picture-perfect brows are hard to come by. In order to properly shape them, the best option is to schedule an appointment at a beauty salon with a brow specialist. A skilled professional will be able to give your eyebrows the right shape, do regular maintenance on them, and make sure both sides look even (something that sounds obvious, but the imbalance happens more than you’d think!)
Waxing the brows is a popular method for shaping them because of how quick and inexpensive it is. For about $10 to $20 dollars, and within just a few minutes, you can achieve sharp and shaped brows. However, this method isn’t for everyone. If you’re someone with skin conditions such as psoriasis or inflammation, waxing could harm or irritate your skin. Additionally, if you’re lucky enough to have a fresh tan or have scars around the brow area, you’ll want to avoid waxing for the time being.
If you’re keen on DIY projects, eyebrow waxing can also be done at home. Most drugstores offer both hot and cold wax kits available for at-home use. Still, there’s always a risk of damage when taking matters into our own hands, so we always recommend letting your beautician take care of the waxing.
The most popular at-home method of correcting and shaping the brows is by simply using a tweezer. Tweezing is of course, something you can do on your own, but you can also book a tweezing service at most salons. Tweezing is a bit more time consuming since hairs are plucked individually.
To do it yourself, the first step is determining the beginning and end of your brow bone. You can do this by lining up a pencil with the side of your nose and the inner corner of the eye. This will show you where the brow should begin. To find where the brow should end, hold the pencil touching the side of your nose to the outer corner of the eye. Mark these places with some pencil brow or eyeliner to assist you! Then just tweeze the hairs that are outside of the marked points.
Let’s Talk Color
Filling in with Makeup
Shaping the brows is just the beginning when it comes to eyebrow maintenance. To really achieve brows that pop, it’s worth defining them by darkening them. This can easily be done on a daily basis by applying brow makeup in the form of a powder, pencil, wax, or gel. The key is to select a shade as close to your hair color as possible—otherwise, you can end up with a caricature-like effect.
Before applying your color, brush out your brows. If your eyebrows are sparse, individual hairs can be drawn with an eyebrow pencil. Filling in your brows comes easier with practice, but it still takes time. If you want a method that’ll save you time on the eyebrow maintenance front, it’s worth considering other semi-permanent options that’ll help you maintain that color longer.
Henna or Tinting
Henna not only improves the overall appearance of the brows by darkening them, but it also protects them. It’s a great solution for people with naturally light-color lashes and those who are allergic to mascara. Plus, it lasts for up to 3 weeks!
A professional henna eyelash tinting treatment will only take between 30 minutes to an hour. Henna comes in various shades, so your technician will be able to find the perfect match for you.
If you’ve ever dabbled in reading about permanent makeup, you’ve likely heard of microblading. Microblading can turn even the sparsest and thinnest eyebrows into luscious and full-looking brows. Before the process starts, your technician maps out the shape of your brows. The technician then uses specialized needles and pigment to darken and define the brow area. You can expect your microbladed brows to last anywhere between 18 to 30 months.
Microblading is a great solution for people who value comfort and don’t love the usual ongoing eyebrow maintenance. But if you have conditions such as diabetes, psoriasis, epilepsy, or hemophilia, you may not be a good candidate for microblading.
There is no recipe for the perfect eyebrows because everyone rocks different facial features! However, that’s not to say eyebrow maintenance should be neglected—they’re an important focal part of our face. After all, you need a great frame to enhance a beautiful picture. Use Booksy to locate and book an appointment with a brow specialist in your area today!