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How to groom your brows

Latest beauty blog: Well-groomed brows can open the eyes and brighten the face, by Bobbi Brown for MiNDFOOD.

How to groom your brows

Well-groomed brows frame your face and give it a more polished look. It’s amazing how plucking and filling in the brows can lift and open up the eyes.

Here’s how to get perfect arches:

Pluck any stray hairs between the brows. The inner corner of the brow should line up with the inner corner of the eye.

Tweeze hairs growing below the brow. Pull hairs in the direction they are growing, in one quick motion. To enhance the natural arch of the brow, tweeze hairs just below the arch. Clean up stray hairs above the outer corners of the brows.

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Sparse brows

I’ve always loved eyebrows. I began to appreciate mine as a teenager when I saw Ali MacGraw in the movie Love Story because it was the first time I saw a beautiful woman with strong brows.

I think brows add strength to a woman’s face and give it a more polished look. They also draw attention to and bring power to the eyes.

If your brows are sparse from years of over plucking, illness, or medication, you can give them a boost with makeup.

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Use a soft eyebrow pencil to fill in sparse areas or holes in the brow. For the most natural look, draw in short, hairlike lines.

Once you’ve filled in your brows, soften the lines by layering powder shadow (it should be the same colour as the eyebrow pencil and hair) on top.

Apply the shadow using an eyebrow brush with bristles that are stiff and angled at the tip.

If the brow colour looks too strong, tone it down by pressing loose face powder onto your brows with a powder puff.

Finish with a coat of brow grooming gel to keep individual brow hairs in place. How do you know what eye pencil or eye shadow shade is best for your brows?

The right brow colour should complement your hair colour.

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