Today’s Lesson Will Teach You How to Shape and Thicken Your Eyebrows
Your eyes are one of the first things people notice. You don’t want your eyebrows to detract from the beauty of your eyes. Instead, they should accentuate your eyes and your face. While some people tend to over pluck or strive for the thin line, the sexiest eyebrows are actually thicker. You can get thick eyebrows by either learning the proper plucking techniques or by cheating a little with makeup and brushes.
Thickening Eyebrows With Makeup
Let’s start by either assuming you were born with naturally thin eyebrows or the tweezers got away from you. If the latter, stop, breathe and remember it is fixable. You will need a few supplies to get started.
- Eyebrow stencil – choose the thickness that best fits your face
- Eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder
- Thickening mascara – the same shade or one shade darker than your eyebrow color
Place the eyebrow stencil over your eyebrow and use the pencil or powder to fill in. Use light lines to gradually fill in the empty spaces. Using dark lines will simply draw attention to the makeup instead of blending in with the rest of your eyebrow. Next, use a small amount of thickening mascara (wipe excess off the wand with a tissue) on the actual hair of the eyebrow, not the makeup portion. This will make the remaining hairs appear thicker, giving the illusion of thicker eyebrows.
Get Thick Eyebrows
If you were born with thin eyebrows, you probably don’t want to fill in with makeup every time you go out. Instead, consider eyebrow extensions or eyebrow growth products. Extensions are artificial hairs which attach to your existing eyebrow hair. They can be put on at many salons and offer a longer term solution.
You can also use growth products. These are typically creams, gels or liquids you place on the eyebrow area. They stimulate growth, equaling thicker eyebrows. Both over-the-counter and prescription options are available.
How To Have The Perfect Eyebrows
To ensure you always have the perfect eyebrows, start by determining the best shape and thickness for your face. Every face is different, so don’t expect your favorite star’s like Beyonce or Cheryl Cole’s brows to look good on you. A salon or makeup artist can help you decide. You can also use stencils along with an eyebrow pencil to test different thicknesses. Take full advantage of stencils when you pluck to ensure you only pluck hairs outside the stencil area. If you want to prevent any mistakes, consider having your them done professionally, which often lasts weeks longer than at home tweezing.