It’s not uncommon for someone to tell me that I look like Brooke Shields. They are somewhat right – although truth be told, I’m convinced it’s really just because we have the same eyebrows. Thick, but kind of sparse. Definitely always growing everywhere. The maintenance makes me want to cry some days. They grow so quickly I don’t have time to keep running to the salon to get them waxed and shaped, so I take a DIY approach at home. I’ve picked up a few tricks along the way that will help anyone who’s facing a similar brow situation!
+ Instead of an eyebrow pencil, fill in sparse areas with a brown eyeshadow – it blends and looks more natural. The top of your arch should have the most pigment in order to make thicker eyebrows look lifted.
+ Use a clean mascara brush and spray with hairspray before brushing through brows. This keeps stray hairs in place all day long.
+ Run a washcloth under warm water and hold to your brows prior to tweezing. This helps the hair follicles relax. Always stand at least a foot away from the mirror when you tweeze so you can observe the shape you’re creating – standing too close may result in too many hairs being pulled out!
+ Always moisturize the area around your brows after tweezing – flacky, dry skin gets stuck in the hairs and looks horrendous! Plus your skin deserves it after the little bit of trauma you put it through.
+ Thicker brows can tend to look heavy. Use a brow highlighter, like Benefit High Brow, to highlight the brow bone. This will instantly add a lift to your brows.