Are you planning on being on stage any time soon? No?
Then lets tone things down shall we??
I am all for a defined eyebrow but ladies…. please. What is going on??
This new trend of over-darkening your brows needs to fade out. It’s great on a stage, it looks great with the right lighting and fabulous with the right filter. Everyday life, not so much.
In England we call them “Scouse” brows which refers to a particular region of the UK where people are of a certain overly made-up, bad fake tan calibre. Grab a “sharpie” and draw ya brows on. Nice. Here in Australia its taken inspiration from some very talented drag queens.
I believe that eyebrows should be seen on the face but should NOT be the 1st thing you look at. slow down on the “angry eyes” people.
Sometimes, we may need a little bit of extra definition on our eyebrows. This can be done using a variety of products, the market is saturated with choice.
I'm not a big fan of tinting as I find that even when the colour is perfect initially, with the washing of your face it tends to last only about a week. Regrowth can look pretty interesting too when the brows have been lightened…tiger stripes anyone?
I usually like to recommend using a small angled brush to apply a shadow to fill in any gaps in the brow and create some extra definition. There are specific eyebrow powders or use a matte eyeshadow instead. I always comb through after applying the colour with a clean mascara wand to remove excess product, this will soften any harsh lines too.
A pencil can be used but ladies, keep it light and blend it! If you draw on a line...it looks like a line. Soften it! I am in LOVE with the new MAC Big Brow Pencils. They provide a powdery finish and don't require much combing through with a wand or brush.
Coloured brow gels are also an option for eyebrows that are a little patchy in colour.
And the latest trend are the eyebrow "tattoo" pens and gels. Do they work? Hmmmm I'm testing a few to find out. Watch this space!