The ABCs of perfect eyebrows: plucking, makeup and care

While we love them full and natural, eyebrows still require a bit of care. You want to balance their shape and arch, and define them with impeccable makeup. Here are our tips and tricks.

For an arch that softens your look, trace an imaginary vertical line from your nostril. All hairs beyond this line can be removed. For your arch, or the highest point of your brow, trace an imaginary line from your nostril, crossing over your pupil (the black centre of your eye). And finally, your brow should end where an imaginary line crosses the outside of your nostril, the outer corner of your eye and the tip of your brow. Anything passed this point? You guessed it: gone!

We suggest

Tweezers Diagonal Tip
Personnelle Cosmetics

Tweezers Diagonal Tip

Eyebrow makeup

We’re happy to say that it’s raining eyebrow makeup products right now in the beauty section! You can find fibres, pencils, coloured and clear gels, and more. One thing’s for sure: when doing your eye makeup, you want it to look as natural as possible. Forget severe shades or over-defined lines that will ruin all your previous work.

Pencil

Whether creamy or dry, your pencil should be applied with a light touch. Using the tip, which you should keep well-sharpened, you want to recreate little hairs. For a more natural effect, begin at the outside of the brow, reducing pressure on the pencil as you approach your nose. Note: the inside of your brow should finish discretely. Avoid straight lines and harsh angles.

We suggest:

Le Sourcil Pro Brow Pencil from Lancôme

Lancôme eyebrow pencil

Gel

Coloured or clear, eyebrow gel is perfect if you’re going for a natural effect. Similar to mascara, gel holds hairs in place and colours them to improve definition. Simply brush your brows in the opposite direction of hair growth, then return them to the right direction. This little trick will give your eyebrows more body and personality.

We suggest:

Eyebrow Fix Brow Control Gel from Lise Watier

Eyebrow Fix Brow Control Gel from Lise Watier

Pomade

Newly arrived on the makeup scene, eyebrow pomade offers a more waxy finish than pencils, providing a unique mix between a pencil and gel effect. It’s the ideal solution for beginners, and goes on effortlessly. In a single motion, you can get perfect definition and brows that won’t budge!

We suggest:

Brow Drama Pomade Crayon from Maybelline

Pomade Brow Drama Maybelline

Others

An honourable mention goes out to fibres, which are game changers for fine or thinning brows. By adding artificial components to the hair, these super easy-to-apply products give you a fuller look. We’re following this trend closely!

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The ABCs of perfect eyebrows: plucking, makeup and care

While we love them full and natural, eyebrows still require a bit of care. You want to balance their shape and arch, and define them with impeccable makeup. Here are our tips and tricks.
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