Your eyebrows are the 'picture frame' for your eyes.
Definitely not a way to work your way up the corporate ladder, and can add a 'negative' in the subconcious of your boss.
Avoid trendy eyebrow looks: blue pencil, highly arched, no brows at all. No matter WHAT the trendy folks tell you is IN STYLE, avoid it like the plague when it comes to your brows. Don't make them too square. This looks harsh and unnatural. Use small, hair like strokes when filling in your brows. Don't make your eyebrows too square. It looks unnatural and harsh. Square eyebrows look bad. Just say no to square eyebrows.
- Don't extend the tail of your brows too far. Extending your brow line too far down will make your eyes look droopy, sad and tired. To figure out where the tail of your brow needs to end, hold a brow pencil diagonally at your nostril and line it up with the side of your eye. Where the pencil hits your brow bone is where the end of your eyebrow should end (or can be extended to) without it looking unnatural.
- Don't make your arch over pointed or exaggerated. It can make you look surprised or angry.
- Shape your brows. You don't have to pay for professional brow grooming. But at least pluck the strays. It will make you look more awake, refreshed, groomed, and energetic.
- Fill in your sparse spots. The most natural way is with an angled liner brush and brow powder. Our mineral matte eyeshadows double as a brow powder. Or, if you have unruly or long brow hairs, opt for our brow duo with a powder and wax.
- Try not to overly darken your brows. Your best color is the one that is closes to your natural brow color. If you have some blondes or grays in the mix, opt for a brow mascara, rather than darkening the skin under your brow.
- Patchy spots on your brows. Even if you just need a little help at the begining, middle or end of your brow, be sure you blend it in with a brow brush. Patchy spots are distracting and unnatural looking. Remember that the idea is to make it look like you were born with these brows!
- Try to use the right color. It may be hard to find just the right brow color. Order some sample pods of our matte eyeshadow/brow shades. You can mix them together to find your perfect brow color!
- Be careful to blend in any brow pencil lines. Get yourself a magnifying mirror to do your brows with. Blend any brow pencil strokes with a spoolie or brow brush.
- Whatever you do, don't fill in your brows with one single swoop of any product, whether it's a pencil, powder, or brow wax. Instead, you want to mimic the tiny hairs that make up your brows by usin small, flicking motions to apply the pencil (or angled brush dipped in brow powder) in the direction your hair is growing.
- Unkept brows. Actually in this pic I think her brows look cute. Upswept and not too many strays. What you really want to look for is if one brow is swept up, but the hairs on the other are dangling down. A bit of brow wax will keep them in place all day.
- Your brow product should not be visible. If you can see it, then you haven't used it right, or used the wrong product or wrong color. Remember, the idea is to frame your eyes beautifully and bring attention to your eyes, not your brows.