Wednesday 13 December 2017

Wow Brows

Bushy, bold and attention-grabbing – the power brow is back

Jennifer Connelly.
Jennifer Connelly.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Laura Whitmore attends the Ariella Couture fashion show at 250 Bishopsgate on April 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Una Healy

Statement brows are big business this summer so now is the time to brush up on your grooming techniques and give your arches a well deserved overhaul.

Avoid over-the-top caterpillar ‘scouse brows’ made popular by trashy celebs and look to Irish babes Laura Whitmore and Una Healy or Jennifer Connolly for the how-to guide on luscious brows.

These ladies celebs are proving that natural bushy brows are the hottest face-framers in town. So whether you tint, thread, tattoo or tweeze, here is all you need to know about this season’s power brow.

Choosing the right width, shape and colour is the first step in achieving a fuller brow.

Anastasia Soare is just one of the leading experts in the field of brow art. The make-up artist, who shapes the arches of Hollywood’s elite, says: “If you have a tiny face with delicate features, thick brows can be overwhelming.

“You want to open your eyes – if the space between the brows and the upper lashes is small, make the eyebrow thinner and more arched.

“For those of you who have a high-set brow bone, opt for thicker brows. Now that you have your shape sorted, getting the A-List look couldn’t be simpler.

“With the help of a pencil and/or powder, you can fill in spaces and create the appearance of lusher brows,” says Soare.

Big, heavy brows are a no go – remember it’s easy to get pencil heavy and leave yourself with monster brows. Step away from your dark brown pencil and opt for an eyeshadow instead.

And remember to get the colour right.

“If you’re brunette, they [eyebrows] should be one shade lighter. If you’re blond, they should be one shade darker.”

Using a tapered or slanted brush, gently apply an eyeshadow that is two shades darker than your natural brow colour with a blending brush. For a more dramatic look apply eyebrow wax which will hold the brow powder in place. Benefit do a great and adorably cute mini eyebrow kit (Brows a-go-go €31) that includes brushes and a mini tweezers.

Now that you have defined the brow, comb through the brows with an eyebrow brush.

This will ensure your eyebrows will look picture perfect all day long.

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