How To Create A Big Bold Brow
There’s no denying it — right now, brows are big. Literally. B.I.G. No more pencil thin wisps or overly plucked ends. Now is the time to leave your over-the-eye fringe go au naturale.
Those not new to the beauty game know that au naturale doesn’t necessarily come without some effort. Even the poster gal for big brows, supermodel du jour Cara Delevingne puts a little effort into grooming her naturally dark, dense brows. So let’s take a look at some of the important steps for getting that effortless, big brow look.
Grooming is the key to looking natural yet put together. Start by plucking excess strays that aren’t within the natural shape of your brow, and then brush the hairs into position with a brow gel or disposable mascara wand misted with hairspray. Delevigne‘s makeup artist Wendy Rowe suggests using L’Oreal’s Elnett Hairspray to avoid the flakiness caused by certain brow gels. You can even extend the ends slightly to create a soft natural finish.
Fair haired gals blessed with dense hair growth can darken up their brows by brushing a little dark brown mascara into the area for a more dramatic, yet natural look too.
The most important thing to remember is that you have to work with what you’ve got. If your brow hairs are less-than-luscious, penciling them in is NOT the way to a natural look. In fact, it will only make your eyebrows appear awkward and unnatural. You can create a slightly larger brow shape that still feels authentic by using a cream-textured brow sculptor applied in brush strokes in the same direction as your natural hair growth. The creamy texture of these products is see-through, so it looks more natural, and avoids the harsh painted-on look of a powder or pencil.