If you’re anything like us, then you know that your eyebrows are your best friend. They frame your face and give it dimension, while also hiding those pesky double eyelids. Eyebrows are not just important for our outer appearance either — they play an even more important role in the maintenance of our inner beauty as well.
Keeping our eyebrows groomed helps to define the shape of our eyes and sets a clear, natural framework for makeup. Because, let’s be honest here – if someone doesn’t have perfectly groomed brows, then all that makeup looks kind of off… and we don’t necessarily mean that as a good thing!
Unless you have naturally perfect brows (yay!), keeping them clean and clear is one of the easiest ways to take care of your outer appearance.
Why You Need To Care For Your Eyebrows
So, why should you care for your eyebrows? Well, you should care for them because they are important to the overall appearance of your face. We are obviously not suggesting that everyone go out and have their brows waxed every day (though we can’t say we wouldn’t recommend it). We just want to remind you of how important this is. Keep in mind that good eyebrows frame your eyes and give depth to your features. If you don’t take care of them, then there is a chance that all the makeup in the world won’t look as great as it could otherwise be.
It’s really easy to keep your eyebrows looking their best if you keep a couple tricks up your sleeve. Here are three quick tips:
Find A Good Brush
The first thing you need to do is find a good brush! You can find one on Amazon or at any beauty supply store. There are so many types of brushes out there, and they all serve different purposes.
A spoolie brush is perfect for getting rid of excess hair and creating volume while using a powder or cream eyebrow product; an angled brush helps with filling in sparse areas like under the brow bone; an eyebrow comb works well for grooming hairs close together on one brow only. But generally, a good set of eyebrow brushes will help keep things neat and tidy down below!
The Right Tools For The Job
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to grooming your eyebrows. First of all, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using the right tools. Sometimes, we think having the right tool for the job is just as important as using that tool correctly.
Another key part of grooming your eyebrows is finding the right brow brush. This can be tricky because there are so many options to choose from and some are better suited for certain tasks than others. To help you out, we compiled a list of our favorite eyebrow brushes below!
Brush brows up
This is a classic trick that we like to do before going to bed. It’s one of the easiest tricks and will make your morning routine much easier. Simply cut a small piece of cotton or floss and use it to brush back your brows from your hairline to the tops of your eyes. You should be able to see every single hair in your eyebrows, regardless of thickness or length. In order for this trick to work, you need to clip your brows at least 2-3 times a week.
Apply clear mascara
If you don’t have time for a full grooming routine, then just get creative with how you apply mascara! One easy trick is by doing what we call “eyebrow flash” – this means putting on a coat of mascara only on the top part of your eyebrow, leaving the bottom uncoated so that it can blend into the rest of the skin around it. This is not only an easy way to keep up with all that other makeup you need to put on, but it will also give you some time for those rare moments when you have no more time than that!
Use an eyebrow powder
If you really want a good quality finish, then using an eyebrow powder is probably going to be necessary! It locks in color and creates a natural shade without being too heavy or too dark – plus, there are a bunch of shades available so everyone can
Define brows with a pencil
A good way to keep your eyebrows looking perfect is to use a pencil. This gives you the control to define your brows exactly as you want them, and it also helps to keep them looking even by gently grooming them before applying makeup. One of our favorites is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz . It’s not only great at filling in sparse areas, but it’s also very easy to use and doesn’t require any pressure or effort.
Apply brow gel
Applying a little bit of brow gel after using a pencil helps to keep your brows in place throughout the day. It also makes your hairs look darker, so if you have lighter-colored hair, this will help to balance out the color contrast on your head without making it look unnatural. We recommend trying Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow . It has tiny fibers that make it very easy to apply and work with perfectly!
Fill in sparse areas
If you have sparse areas, you can use a concealer or tinted brow product to fill them in. But the best way to ensure that your eyebrows are always perfect is to keep them groomed and well-groomed so that they don’t grow out of control!
Keep plucking regularly
The best way to prevent eyebrow hair from growing is by plucking it regularly. Be careful not to overdo it, though, and make sure you’re using a gentle tweezer if you decide to do this on your own. 3. Use a good brow gel
The last thing you want while making your face beautiful and doing your makeup is for your eyebrows to end up looking messy! A good brow gel will help keep the shape of your eyebrows in place and allow them to look natural and full without getting too weighed down by the product itself. With these quick tips, we believe that you’ll be able to maintain your eyebrows like a pro!
Sweep brows upwards
You’ve probably heard of this method before, but it’s one of the best habits to keep in mind. To sweep your brows upwards, use a small comb and run it from the base of your brows to the ends, just like you would with an eyeliner pencil. This will help to define your eyebrows. Then, take the rest of you hand and gently pull back the entire brow to make sure that there is a clean line at the top of your brow that is not being hidden by any stray hairs. This will give you a smooth line where all you have to do is fill in with some eyebrow product.
Apply mascara after grooming
If your eyebrows are looking a little bushy and not as defined as they could be, then try applying some mascara after you groom them! The act of grooming will help to create a natural frame for your lashes so that when you apply the mascara, it looks like you’re wearing nothing but mascara!
Define eyebrow tips with an angled brush
One of the easiest ways to keep your brows looking perfect is to define them with an angled brush. You can use a spoolie to brush up the hairs in the direction that suits you, as well as fill in any sparse areas and add volume.
Use a brow gel
This is especially important for those who have naturally thin or sparse eyebrows. A good brow gel will help make your eyebrows thicker, creating a better framework for your makeup application, without resorting to drawing on fake-looking lines and writing on your face like some of us are tempted to do!
Use a matte powder
Last but not least is using a matte shadow and setting it with a translucent powder or translucent blurring powder so that it doesn’t get too shiny throughout the day. This creates a natural look that also helps absorb sweat and oil (big bonus points!).
Handle stray hairs with an eyelash comb
If you’re one of those people who do not have a lot of eyebrow hair to begin with, then using an eyelash comb is the perfect trick for getting that stray hair out of the way. Take your time and gently comb through your eyebrows — those stray hairs will be no match for this tool!
No matter how you style your hair, it’s important to take care of your eyebrows. With these 3 quick tricks to keep your eyebrows looking perfect you’ll be ahead of the game.
How important are eyebrows in maintaining beauty?
Eyebrows are definitely super important. But we’re so obsessed with them (and they are so important) that it’s easy to forget what else they do for us! Eyebrows frame our faces, giving us structure and definition. They help draw the eye towards the center of our face, giving us a more youthful appearance. And the fact that we’ve been plucking our eyebrows for as long as we can remember is bad for our skin — that needs to stop!
If you want beautiful eyebrows, we recommend following these tips:
1. Keep your eyebrows clean and well-nourished. Get them threaded every three to four months to keep them looking their best and healthy.
2. Trim your brows every two to three weeks with sharp tweezers or a brow trimmer. Keep the cutting edge of the tweezers on the outermost part of your brow hair, with the rest of the blade against your skin. Press down firmly with steady strokes.
3. To shape your brows, use an eyebrow pencil or powder to fill in any sparse patches or gaps. Start at the inner corner of each eyebrow and brush outwards in small strokes towards the outer edge of your brows. Use short, feathery strokes from your nose up towards your temple (rather than strokes from your nose back towards your temple.)
4. Maintaining brow shape is vital if you want to enhance their appearance and make them look more symmetrical. Use a eyebrow brush or comb to tuck them in and create space in between them if they appear too straight or over-drawn on one side of your face.
How can you groom your eyebrows?
To groom your eyebrows, you first have to assess their health. Are they over-plucked or are they naturally unruly? A well-groomed brow can be in three stages:
1. Wispy: This is the perfect pre-cursor to fuller hair growth. It’s best to start here if you’re looking for a more clean and defined look.
2. Caley: By this point, hairs have begun to grow longer and cover more of the skin surface. This is the ‘in-between’ stage where you get the perfectly groomed yet natural look that blends perfectly with your natural hair growth.
3. Defined: When you’ve achieved this, the brows are at their fullest. At this point, there should be enough hair growth to fill out your brows without any bare spots.
So there you have it – three easy steps to a groomed brow!
How can you make sure your eyebrows are in the right shape?
1). Use a brow pencil: You can start with the tip of your brow and work your way in, filling in those gaps.
2). Use powders: If you find that you are getting lost in your brows, you can use powders to define the shape of your brows and help keep them in place.
3). Use pomade: Pomade is a great product that is available at any drugstore and works as a wax that gives you more control on how thick your brows are going to be. It also gives them a natural finished look.
4). Using tweezers: This is an old school trick that I still use. Using tweezers and a fine tipped brush, you can pluck out any eyebrow hairs that are not in place, creating more definition and shape.