How do you go about crafting your brows each morning? Any go-to tips or tricks you’d like to share? We’ll start. Our personal pointer involves using a razor-thin pencil.
Then, depending on whether we’re going for a full-force look-at-me arch or an au naturel barely-brushed brow, we’ll follow up with a coloured or clear gel.
Everyone has their own way of using their brow bettering tool of choice. But one person in particular (a VIP in the beauty industry, so to speak) shared a VERY handy hack that we will be stealing (please and thank you) and inevitably using for the foreseeable future.
In an interview with Byride, celebrity MUA Lisa Eldridge (very kindly) dished the dirt on some of the pro tricks that she uses to whip her (and her long list of celebrity clientele’s) brows into shape.
You’ll be pleased to know, the number #1 thing she recommends involves zero spending, takes mere seconds, and can be done by literally anyone.
Drum roll please… The transformative trick is simply brushing your brows down, yes, you read that right, in a downwards motion, before filling them in.
Hmm sounds slightly counterproductive, right? Wrong? Lisa ensures it’s the best way to help you ‘see the true natural shape so you can figure out where the gaps and imbalances are.’ Still with us? Good.
She goes on to explain the process in more detail: ‘Now, to fill in. With your brows brushed down, start at the high point (your arch) and, taking a pencil, sketch out a basic structure using super-light, fine and feathery strokes. It’s like architecture; once you’ve got the underlying foundations right, you can build the rest of your brow around it.’
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.
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