Bigger Brows Are Back!
Perfect shaped brows are the ultimate frame for your face, so it’s good to draw attention to them and detail your brows more as you age, as hair and skin tone fade with age too. I should know – I have hardly any grey hairs on my head, but an unbelievable number of white brow hairs!
And take heed when plucking too. Those of us who plucked to infinity during the 70′s, 80′s, and even a bit of the 90′s – when brows went from uber thin, to invisible, to bleached and then bold black ‘Letraset’ transfer brows (think BodyMap) in the name of fashion – can vouch that brows are precious commodities in beauty, and once plucked to obscurity, are jolly hard to get back.
The most fashionable way to wear your brows right now? Natural, fuller and more flattering to frame to your eyes.
“Brows are the new contour of the face,” says Terry Barber, Director of Make-up Artistry at MAC “they totally affect its shape.”
WHAT WORKS FOR YOU “The secret is to brush, brush, brush the brows,” says Dina Catchpole. “This helps to emphasize brow hairs so the brow doesn’t look too flat.” Foolproof application? Brush hairs downwards so you can see the shape of your brow clearly, stroke in a pale colour to create the shape, then add a darker pencil to give the illusion of more hairs. Finally, seal in place with a gel.
My favourite Brow enhancers?
MAC Brow Pencil is an all-time favourite among make-up artists: like a powder pencil that blends perfectly and in great shades.
Maybelline Brow Grooming a great new pencil that’s a terrific value at £2.99
New CID Brow Pencil that’s angled for easy definition
MAC Browset, a clear gel with a spiral brush to help groom hairs into place
“MAC Browset to me is like backcombing – it creates volume in the brow yet gives a beautiful sheen.” Terry Barber