Whether you're a fan of Rihanna's new razor-thin brows or prefer the classic Cara Delevingne look, Brows are big business. It's not hard to understand why; they frame your face, can knock years off your look and make you appear perennially polished.
But as it turns out, many of us have been missing out on one quick trick that makes grooming our brows pretty easy.
Anastasia Soare, founder and brow extraordinaire behind bomb brand, Anastasia Beverly Hills, has shared a clever trick that takes just a few seconds but will totally overhaul your look. She recently told GLAMOUR: "To make the brow look natural, fill in the tail of your brow first, and then use the excess product left on your brush to create lighter strokes at the front."
God. Damn. Genius.
Still struggling to keep yours under control? You're in luck, because we've enlisted 's head makeup artist and brow expert, , to share her fool-proof guide to brow mapping.
Brow mapping is a simple method for penciling in your brows to perfectly complement your face shape.
As Lisa explains: "We all have different shape faces and the best way to get the perfect brows for you is to map them. All you need is a makeup brush and a brow powder to mark the points and fill in the brows." Simple, right? Here, she shares her no-nonsense three-step method for mapping your brows at home.
1. Look straight head into a mirror. Hold a makeup brush at the dimple of your nose straight up to your brow. Mark with a line. Starting here will give a slimming effect to your nose and balance your eyes.
2. Hold the brush from the edge of your nose through the pupil of your eye to find the arch point. This will give you an instant eye lift.
3. Hold the brush from the edge of your nose through the outer corner of the eye to the brow. Ending here will give you an eye-opening effect.
"If you’re unsure of what to go for, then go for something with a soft arch as that’s going to open the eyes. Who doesn’t want that?!," adds Lisa.
Lisa maintains that having your brows waxed and tinted every four weeks by a brow expert will give you the best possible long-term eyebrows, while styling them every day will give you that much sought-after definition. If you're feeling adventurous, you could even try microblading.
"Even if it’s just brushing a fibre gel through the hair to add volume - something as quick and simple as that can make a huge difference! Although, if you’re a brow lover like myself, don’t be afraid to use three or four products to create the eyebrow of your dreams!".
Now you've sorted your brow mapping, check out the best eyebrow products to groom yours with and try this genius tweezer trick to keep them in check. Or, if you're feeling confident, try this DIY threading technique as told by the brow experts.
Watch out, Cara!
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