The good news is, it seems as if big brows are here to stay. Take a minute exhale and experience the feeling of relief, knowing that the 90â€™s trend of 1-hair-thick brows wonâ€™t be coming back to plague us anytime soon.
Full brows are here to stay, but arches have become a little more understated than they have been for the last few years. Dark and bold used to be the holy grail when it came to good brows, but it appears the rules are changing.
A softer approach to brows is becoming the new facial frontrunner. Dark and sharp has been replaced with a more natural look, paying more attention to matching hair colour.
Here are a few tips to make sure your brows are living their best life:
Long Distance is Overrated
A lot of people take their brows too far apart, making the eyes look smaller, and nose look wider, throwing off the balance of the face. As a general rule, the head (AKA where the brow begins) of your eyebrows should line up with the outside of the nostrils. If youâ€™ve over-plucked in the past, resulting in brows that look like they miss each other, a good thing to do is to leave them to grow back again and then reshape them once youâ€™ve got something to work with.
Growing tip: apply a little castor oil on your brows each night to help them to grow. It contains fatty acids that moisturise existing hairs, while also triggering the growth of dormant follicles, giving your brows a bit of a growth kick (while looking fabulous in the process).
Another key brow tip is making sure your arch is in the right place. If your arch is too far in, your face and eyes can look rounder, which emphasise dark circles under your eyes. To avoid this, perhaps consider getting your brows professionally mapped so you can find out where the start, arch, and end of your brow should sit. After that, you should have a great template to work with to make sure you get your brows right every time.
Choose the Right Colour
Colouring your brows can be the cherry on top, but only if the colour is a good match. Just because you have brown hair doesnâ€™t mean you have to buy a brown eyebrow pencil. In fact, experts recommend buying a brow product that a shade or two lighter than your actual hair colour, to create a more natural look.
For more great brow tips, click here to view MiNDFOOD Beauty Secrets: How to Define Your Brows.