Eyebrow dos and don’ts according to an expert
Fides Baldesberger, founder of tweezer makers Rubis, says there are certain dos and don’ts that you should follow to ensure beautifully groomed and natural-looking eyebrows every time. From pencilling to plucking, here are Baldesberger’s 10 brow commandments.
DO try a fibre brow gel such as the newly launched must have tinted brow mascara from Lord & Berry. It is designed to hydrate, enhance and define your eyebrows whilst tinting. A great product for filling in brow gaps whilst still looking natural.
DON’T go product-free. Whilst the natural look is fully promoted, a little bit of love and attention before leaving the house will go a long way when it comes to your brows. Even if it’s a quick three second sweep with the eyebrow brush.
DO match your brow colour to your roots. This is the most effective colour matching system to achieve a natural look and framing of your face.
DO invest in a good liner. Know Cosmetics (recently landed on our shores from the US) have launched the multi functional No Bare brows. The double ended pencil includes a universal brow colour and invisible taming wax. There is also a sharpener and brush within the lids for convenience! This is a makeup bag wonder ensuring brows are on fleek at all times!
DON’T take inspiration from TOWIE! Brows that are five shades darker than your hair colour is never a good look on anyone. Get your #browsperation from the catwalk not from Essex!
DO always take a step back to admire your work. When grooming your brows it’s important to keep taking steps back from the mirror to check your work is even. Bear in mind they shouldn’t be exactly identical, think sisters rather than twins!
DON’T bleach your brows. No, no and no. No matter how blonde/fair you are, a bleached brow will always wash you out and take away all definition.
DO go professional from time to time. With all the great gadgets and grooming tools available on the market, most of us have taken to DIY brows at home. However from time to time it is worth paying a visit to your local salon/threading counter for a spruce up. This means salon standard brows which you can then maintain a lot easier. In between visits you can pluck with Rubi’s ‘Ferrari of tweezers’ (as Bobbi Brown calls them). Tweezing will never the same again…
DON’T over pluck. It’s always useful to draw your desired brow shape on with a pencil or brow palette so you can use as a guide when plucking. Otherwise it is easy to get pluck-happy and end up with the constantly curious look!
DO set your work. Korres Golden Krocus’ Eye Elixir is a great skin lifter which also sets any product in place leaving you groomed to perfection for the whole day!