Beauty

Nine tips for perfectly groomed brows

Full and natural, big and bold, statement brows are one of our favourite fall beauty trends.

Bold Brows

Photo credit: Chris Nicholls

Thanks to models like Cara Delevingne and stars like Lily Collins, bold eyebrows are having a serious moment. Show your own some love with these simple shaping techniques.

1. For a less painful experience, tweeze brows after a bath or shower when skin is supple.

2. Brush eyebrows upward and outward. Pluck hairs that fall outside the natural line of the brow.

3. Always work in natural light.

4. Pluck a few hairs from one brow, then stop and pluck a few from the other. This ensures that you can get an even shape on both.

5. Use a pencil, powder or gel to accentuate the shape, or to fill in any sparse areas.

6. Stick with products that are within one shade of your natural brow colour. If you have light hair, go one shade darker; if you have dark hair go one shade lighter.

7. A dull pencil instead of a sharpened one will blend more easily into your brows.

8. Use a soft wire brush, often found on the end of an eyebrow pencil, to blend the colour and define the shape.

9. A clear gel or wax pencil will help keep your shape in place, and prevent any product from smudging.

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