Updated: Jan 29
A pretty pair of brows is the best way to frame your face and accentuate your beauty, but if you’re constantly making the same mistakes, you’re (unfortunately) grooming in vain. Whether you’re well versed in the brow category or a complete newcomer to the trade, chances are you’re making some mistakes that end up detracting attention instead of welcoming it. Here, beauty experts and beauty experts outline some of the top eyebrow mistakes many women are guilty of making (and how to fix them!).
Shading With a Different Hue
“When it comes to eyebrows, you always want the color of your brow to match the base color of your hair,” explains celebrity makeup artist Carl Ray, adding that this technique will give your eyes a nice “lift” by drawing attention to the arch when applying a darker shade (don’t focus on the color of your highlights) to accentuate your brow.
Creating Asymmetric Brows
While it’s easy to assume that our brows should look identical to each other, this is not the case, and it tends to make us look over the top (and not in a good way). “Remember, your brows are sisters, not twins—they should not look identical,” explains Benefit Cosmetics global brow expert Jared Bailey. “The best way to do this is to only tweeze hairs beneath your brow line, instead of along the top of your brow.”
Not Shading to Your Advantage
According to celebrity makeup artist Karan Mitchell, women are far too guilty of only tracing their existing brows and not adding anything more. “When using eyebrow color, women tend to shade in what they already have instead of re-shaping and accentuating their existing brow shape,” she explains. Instead, try to find a brow pencil or gel that's easy to work with in order to shape the perfect brow.
Cutting Coarse Brows
“If you have very curly or coarse brows, cutting them too short is not the answer,” In fact, the opposite is true. “Trimming too much or too short can make your brows look thinner.”
Instead, Dominique Bossavy recommends a tiny little trim and applying some aloe gel or castor oil to keep them softer, tamer and full, with no gaps.
Sporting Barely There Brows
“Skinny, barely there brows can look harsh and actually adds years to your look,” says Bailey, explaining that our brows naturally thin out as time passes, so a full, lush brow looks more youthful.
Keeping Brows Too Far Apart
While it’s a common rule in the beauty world that your inner brow should begin where the inner part of your eye starts, this can often lead to a wider gap than you should have. “Try to stay a few millimeters closer inward for a much more youthful and natural appearance.”
Over-Tweezing At Home
According to Dominique Bossavy, it’s easy to spot an “over-tweewer” — their brows appear so far apart that they literally appear to fall flat and don’t frame their face. She adds that if you must tweeze yourself, do so cautiously. “Try to stick to tweezing strays only, as the closer you get to your brow line, the more room for error—she calls it the ‘no zone.’” Try to leave the actual shaping to the professionals. Bossavy advises tweezing only the obvious hairs below your arches and using brow gel to control the wonky hairs on top.
High Impact, low Maintenance
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This “Soft Look technique” will be mistaken for real hair, resulting in an instant boost of Youth.