To give your face a neat appearance and a well-groomed look, your eyebrows should be perfectly shaped. This gives your face definition, and makes you look more attractive. Many women have well-defined and arched eyebrows. However, for those who have sparse ones, they can be enhanced by applying eyebrow makeup.
Makeup Tips for Eyebrows
The best way to keep your eyebrows looking well groomed is to get them shaped regularly from a professional. Try to maintain their natural shape and arch, and avoid pencil-thin or bushy and unruly brows. Bushy eyebrows look untidy, and pencil-thin ones look very artificial and unflattering. The ideal eyebrow shape is one which is aligned with the center of the nostrils and ends just at the outer-corner of the eye. To shape your brows, use a good-quality tweezer to remove stray hair. Always pluck the hair under the eyebrow, and never above it. Any hair that is too long can be trimmed with a pair of small scissors.
If you have sparse eyebrows, then you need some makeup to fill them up. The three makeup products that you will need to achieve perfect brows are brow powder, eyebrow pencils, and eyebrow gels. You will also need a soft-wedge or thin-liner brush to apply these products. First, take a powdered eye-shadow or brow powder in a color which closely matches that of your brows. Choose a formulation that has a soft texture, with a matte effect, and avoid anything that has a shine or shimmer to it. Using a wedged brush, start applying the brow powder in the center of the brow, and gently blend it towards the outer corner. Use the tip of the brush to apply powder towards the beginning of the brow. Make sure that you do not use excess powder, and keep the strokes light and strong. The idea is to create a natural looking brow without it appearing overly made up.
Use an eyebrow pencil in a shade that closely resembles your brow, and fill in any areas that have sparse hair. Always make sure that you apply the eyebrow pencil with a light touch, as too much of color will make your brows look too strong and artificial. If you have applied too much color on your brows, you can soften it by using a Q-tip that has been dipped in makeup remover. The best makeup tip for natural-looking, lush eyebrows is to use a transparent eyebrow gel. The gel applicator looks similar to a mascara wand, and you have to apply it in an upward, sweeping motion.
Use brow powder in a shade that is at least two shades lighter than your hair color. In case you have blond or silver-white hair, then your brow powder or pencil color should be at least two shades darker than your hair color. Always make sure that you fill any gaps in your eyebrow with short, feathery strokes of the pencil. While filling the arch of your eyebrows, do not go beyond its natural shape, as this will give you a perpetually surprised look.