What do Joan Crawford, Brooke Shields and Lea Michele all have in common? A sexy set of brows, to be honest.
Glee’s Lea Michele debuted her fuzzy caterpillar eyebrows on the red carpet at the Hollywood Reporter ‘Women in Entertainment’ party, and it’s quite the hairy transformation. This isn’t the first time a celebrity has totally changed their appearance with a fuller brow: Drew Barrymore has done it, Taylor Swift recently did it and Madonna has been flip-flopping from big-brow to no-brow status for what seems like 300 years.
It’s about time this trend to really took off, though, since a natural, fuller brow requires less maintenance and helps frame your face. It also just looks better than a pencil-thin look, which doesn’t really give your face any shape at all. Exhibit A: Thin eyebrows look like this.
If you want to up your brow game, it’s actually not that difficult at all.
What you need
- spoolie (looks like a mascara wand, but it is for your brows)
- brow powder, marker or pencil (go for one shade lighter than your natural colour)
- transparent brow gel
- angled brush
What to do
- Brush your brows out and up, making sure you’re brushing hairs away from the centre of your face
- Make note of where hairs fall, because this will let you know the natural growth pattern of your hair
- Using a brush or a pencil, hold it next to your nose pointing up to mark off the natural beginning of your brow
- At the base of the nose, turn your brush or pencil to a 45-degree angle to find your brow’s natural end-point.
- If you’re using brow powder, use an angled brush to colour in hair-like strokes
- If you’re using a brow marker or pencil, use one with a fine tip. It will make it easier to pull off a natural hair-like stroke.
- Once you’ve coloured in your brows to a desired thickness, use the spoolie again to soften out the colouring.
- Seal the look with a layer of eyebrow gel to keep things in place.
- You can add even more impact to your new look with a slight brow highlight under the arch of the brow bone. Make sure to use a smudging brush so the highlighter blends nicely.
Watch the video below for a quick and easy tutorial!