A little daily care means you’ll have to do less in the long run. ‘Run a brow brush through your brows every day – it’s not just a tidy-up, the combing action stimulates follicles,’ says lash and brow specialist daxitalashes.co.uk. ‘Using featherlike strokes, lightly fill any sparse areas and define the shape with a powder or pencil,’ she adds. If you have light hair, choose a shade darker than your natural colour. If your hair is dark, go a shade lighter.
TWICE A WEEK
Twice a week ‘Tweeze any stray hairs to retain the shape,’ advises Daxita. ‘Don’t go OTT – just take out the stragglers beneath and between your brows.’ Hate plucking? Press a warm, damp cloth over your eyes for a minute first. ‘The heat opens the pores, enabling the hairs to glide out,’ she adds. Sparse brows? Apply a brow serum or oil every night for results within six weeks.
AT THE WEEKEND
Get snippy for instant grooming. ‘Avoid drastic plucking, and your brows will grow at the same rate as each other, making them much more manageable,’ says Vanita Parti, founder of Blink Brow Bar. Nail scissors are ideal, as the tiny tips make trimming individual hairs easy, reducing the risk of taking too much away, and giving the groomed effect you get post-brow-bar visit. ‘Comb your brows upwards, then trim the longest hairs,’ advises Daxita. The most natural effect will come from ‘staggering’ the length, so cut some a bit shorter as you work towards the outer corner of the eye. ‘Follow with a brow gel to keep your new shape in place,’ adds Daxita.
ONCE A MONTH
Whip your eyebrows into shape at home or visit a professional such as Blink, Browhaus, Shavata or your nearest Superdrug threading bar. Doing it yourself? Find the right shape for you by placing an orange stick beside your nose, lining it up with the inside corner of your eye, and removing any hairs that grow outside it. Then line the stick up with your nose and the outer corners of your eyes, and do the same. Position your natural arch by angling the stick from your nose through your iris, and define it by removing a few hairs just below where it falls. ‘Don’t be tempted to pluck any greys,’ warns Daxita, ‘it can spoil the natural shape of your brows or leave you with a gap.’ Instead, use a tinted brow gel or get them professionally dyed – we rate Blink Colour Code, from £24, a brow colour service that creates your ideal shade and adds gloss.
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