Not sure how to shape your eyebrows? We’ve rounded up our favourite tips and tricks.
Bold, natural brows are well and truly here to stay. And while that means we’re rather ecstatic about the fact the barely there brows that dominated the 90s are not making a comeback any time soon, it has left us wondering about the best ways to shape and style our brows. To make things easier we’ve rounded up what you need to know about how to shape your brows.
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 you’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 you’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.
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 emphasises 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
When thinking about how to shape your eyebrows, colouring your brows can be the cherry on top, but only if the colour is a good match. Just because you have brown hair doesn’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.