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Makeup · August 28, 2015

How to Shape Your Eyebrows: A Guide

The Brow Tool: Tweezers

Whether you wax, thread, or do it yourself, having tweezers on hand will help you deal with stray hairs poking out above, below, and between your brows. To avoid irritation, pluck right after taking a shower (when your pores are open and hair follicles are soft) and soothe skin immediately after with an after-tweeze cream.


The Brow Tool: Pencils and Pens

If youve overplucked, a pigmented pencil will help you enhance your natural brow shape by adding thickness and filling in patchier areas. Pick up Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil or Brow Wiz (for a finer point) to draw short, hair-like wisps wherever you need to fill in your arches or to lengthen the tail of your brow. Looking for a bolder, longer wearing pigment? Try a Brow Pen, which combines a liquid tint with a precision tip for brows that will last from your morning coffee to evening cocktails.


The Brow Tool: Powders

If youre already happy with your shape but suffer from sparseness, add volume to your brows with a tinted powder. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo combines two complementary brow shades (one for bald patches, and one for the entire brow) with a brush to allow you to fill in your brows in just a couple swipes. (In a pinch, a matte eye shadow that matches your brows can also do the trick.)


The Brow Tool: Waxes

Want a little hold with your filler? Opt for a tinted wax, which will give your brows a uniform shape and color while also ensuring they dont wander astray. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, will stay put in the face of sweat, humidity, and even an oily T-zone. For all hold and no filler, a clear waxy pencil will coerce bushy brows into order.


The Brow Tool: Gels

Once your brows are shaped and filled, set your style with a gel. If youre still craving fullness, Benefits Gimme Brow uses a tinted formula to beef up sparse brows and set them into place. But if youre more concerned with taming unruly strays, use a clear gel in a mascara-like tube to gently comb your brows in the direction they naturally grow; once the formula dries, its like a strong-hold hairspray for your arches.



Maura M. Lynch

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