Our eyebrows serve many practical purposes. Most importantly, they protect the eyes by not letting rain, sweat, and moisture reach the eyeball, thus ensuring that our sight is unaffected. They also play an important role in nonverbal communication. When it comes to your looks, eyebrows have an impact on framing the face.
Putting on eyebrow makeup can be quite tricky. But if done in the right manner, the rewards usually outweigh the effort. Here’s a short list of what you can and cannot do when applying your eyebrow makeup. First, here’s a list of things that you can do:
- Comb those brows down: Experts recommend to always comb the eyebrows downward prior to filling the upper portion. From the highest point of the brow, the hair must be brushed downward toward the eyes. This is to create a better shape, with just the right amount of softness, giving a natural look. Don’t forget to touch up around it after brushing the hairs back into place.
- Pencil it in: For beginners, a pencil is recommended since it allows for more control. Use short strokes with the pencil to fill in the brows and use the brush to comb out in the direction of hair growth to nullify any excess product. Remember to always keep your pencils sharp for use.
- Use brow gel: A brow gel can be used on its own or along with a pencil or a powder. It helps put hairs in their place and can make a huge difference, especially if you are looking to uplift the eye area. Clear mascara can also be used as an alternative.
Now, here are a few things that you should avoid while doing eyebrow makeup.
- Avoid filling your brows: Your brows do not need to be filled in. Focus on filling in the sparse areas instead. This gives for a more natural look. Always use short strokes on the brows and never draw in a single long stroke.
- Abstain from changing the shape or color too much: When we try to be too creative with our eyebrows, it sometimes gives off an unnatural vibe. Try to bring out a look that works well with not only your face but also highlights your bone structure and hair color. For example, ashy tones in your hair will go well with a color it matches; similarly, wider faces can handle larger brows, and so on.
- Avoid using stencils: Stencils may offer an easy way out, but it is best to leave them behind. Always focus on your natural eyebrow shape and how you can enhance it. Focus on the areas that are sparse. You should always remember to never force your eyebrow to take on a shape that doesn’t exist.
There are many things one may undertake when working on their looks. But one should keep in mind that when it comes to eyebrows, less can sometimes be more.