Many like to think eyebrows have the potential to change your entire face. The truth is, they do. Flash back to the ’90s, when everyone from Gwen Stefani to Jennifer Lopez was rocking barely there arches. Today, Gwen and Jennifer’s brows are full and shaped to perfection, and they look like completely different people. Thanks to It girls like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins, thick eyebrows are back in the spotlight now and everyone wants them. The key to getting the look is knowing how to use your tools and products properly. Here, some of the most common at-home brow-grooming mistakes, and how to avoid them.
Avoid These Eyebrow Mistakes
Choosing The Wrong Pencil Shade
Filling in with a too-dark shade will make your eyebrows look a lot bolder than intended. On the other hand, a shade too light will have no effect at all. The safest option is a pencil one to two shades lighter than your natural eyebrow hair.
Over-Plucking Your Brows
Everyone's guilty of getting a little too tweezer happy, but it can lead to unnecessary gaps, thin edges and arches that are too far apart. Try some eyebrow enhancing serum to get them back in shape.
Using Old Tweezers
After a while, the edges of your tweezers become uneven and unable to grab onto hairs properly. To avoid yanking, try a sharp new slanted pair.
Starting Your Arch In The Wrong Spot
Everyone wants a beautiful arch. However, starting it too close to the center of the brow can cause you to look angry. Find your natural arch by lining up a tool with a straight edge from the bridge of your nose to your pupil.
Using The Wrong Brush
You shouldn't use anything but a spool-shaped eyebrow brush to comb and tame. Other types don't have the proper bristles for shaping.
Not Setting Your Brows With Gel
You may think that once you brush out your brows, you're done dealing with them for the day. However, not using gel as a setting product can nullify your hard work, resulting in curled ends and untamed hair.