With their power to suggest everything from social standing to political leanings, to era inhabited, the brows have it. Shaped or unkempt, eyebrows and their face framing prowess deserve our respect and attention. For the scoop on brow practices, we turned to Melanie Coba, National Brand Ambassador for European Wax Center.
1. Can you share some current eyebrow trends?
I’m loving the fuller yet subtly arched brows. The more natural-looking, the more on trend! Also, feathering the tips of the hairs that extend out of the shape is in now!
2. Any tips you can give us to keep eyebrows groomed properly? What products do you recommend to do so?
Be careful with tweezing in between waxes, it’s better to keep a few strays here and there when you’re uncertain about than to tweeze too many! That’s why I love our READY. SET. BROW! PERFECT BROW GROOMER, it instantly shapes and sets brows in place so you won’t even notice your stray hairs! The Groomer is also a great tool to use when feathering, you can just apply the gel upward and outward.
3. What do you recommend for those of us who don’t have brows like Cara Delevingne?
Filling in brows is a part of my daily routine and I recommend all women do to make their brows look fuller. The BROWFECTION BROW POWDER DUO is a great product to use to fill them in, it makes them look so natural!
4. Is there a way to create an arch for those of us who don’t have a natural arch? If not, what do you recommend?
First off, embrace the flat brow! Take a moment to celebrate your sexy and seductive natural brow shape. But, if you want to change it up and put some emphasis on your arch, do the following:
- Identify where your arch is
- Start applying your brow powder/liner at the arch
- Define the area using a slightly heavier hand then you will with the rest of the brow
- Apply highlighter under the arch area
This will emphasize the arch of your brow! Even though flat brows are literally everything (my favorite shape), it's nice to mix it up and try new things. Slight changes to the brow can change the whole face.
Enhance and define brows with these:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold Brow Kit is a customizable starter set. The kit includes the Brow Powder Duo, featuring two shades per compact in a smudge-proof formula, two-sided brow brush, and Clear Brow Gel to keep brows in place without flaking. It comes in three colors—Taupe, Medium Brown, and Dark Brown. (Available at ulta.com)
RevitaBrow Advanced is a conditioner that delivers a proprietary blend of peptides, extracts and nutritive vitamins to help the look of bold, defined brows. Botanicals saturate the eyebrows with moisture, keeping them soft, luxurious, and heathly-looking. The RevitaLash Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel helps control, condition, and set brows. It helps fill in areas that may be sparse or damaged. (Available at revitalash.com)
The new Jordana QuickBrow Micro Pencil has an ultra-slim, retractable microtip, making it quick and easy for on the go. It’s features a smudge-proof formula and spoolie brush on the other end. Shades include Light Brown, Natural Taupe, and Dark Brunette. (Available at Walgreens)
Keep brows going for days with the Wunderbrow Eyebrow Gel. The one-step solution to hair loss uses the exclusive Permafix Technology and proprietary Hair Fiber Complex to create the perfect brow in less than two minutes. and stays put until you take it off. The hair-like fibers combine with pigments to fasten onto skin and hair. Available in five shades (Available at wunder2.com)
The IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil is a long-wearing eyebrow pencil. The oval shaped tip is good for thin or thick brows and the spoolie brush on the other end helps brows look polished. It matches all hair colors and covers gray. (Available at ulta.com)
The Artistry Limited Edition Spring 2017 Color Brow Kit has everything you need for a neat and well-shaped brow. The double layer mini compact features a top tier with pomade formula brow wax, brow powder and mirror, and a bottom tier that holds all of the tools—spoolie, angled brush, and mini tweezers. (Available at amway.com)