Lets face the facts, next to skin, brows are one of the most important features to enhance. Brows frame your face, and compliment the first thing most people recognize, your eyes. All the makeup in the world can not conceal unruly brows, as they can definitely take away from a beautiful makeup look. Keeping your brows in tip-top shape can be a lot of work, but with the help of celebrity makeup artist, Porsche Cooper, you can kiss your brow troubles good bye.
Porsche has beaten the fabulous faces of Beyoncé, June Ambrose, NeNe Leaks and supermodel Joan Smalls, so you’re in good hands. Check out some of her favorite items and tips on how to achieve perfect brows below.
Many women attempt to groom their own brows and tend to over-tweeze along the arch and tail end of the brow. Super thin brows tend to age the face, so it’s important to note that if you don’t trust your eye, do your research to see which aestheticians/brow specialists are highly recommended in your area. Brows tend to take a while to grow back, so don’t do any costly damage.
- MAC Cosmetics makes some of my absolute favorite eye brow pencils. They are water resistant, and because the pencil is hard and has a very thin point, it allows the user to apply hair-like strokes to the brows. For my clients who need the most filling in/shaping, this is my number one choice.
- Lancôme makes a powder-like pencil that I recommend for clients who have a fuller brow, but have sparse areas that they want to fill in. The softer texture allows for a softer looking brow.
- A good budget-friendly option are Maybelline eyebrow pencils. The colors for blondes and brunettes are great, and allow the user to create a sculpted brow that isn’t heavy.
- For those who prefer luxury brands, my favorite skin care line Sisley Paris, has a silky textured brow pencil with a grooming brush on the end for a quick and easy application. They have great colors that range from blonde to dark brunette.
- A grooming eyebrow brush is always a must. I never shape or sculpt a brow without combing through it first.
- Finishing gel is always a good idea. I loathe brow hairs that move out of place, so one of my favorite brow products to set with is MAC’s brow set. It comes in a colorless gel, and also dirty blonde, golden brown, among others, for those who want to tint their brows without having to use a more permanent color.
- Always remember to use a light hand when filling in their brows. Holding your pencil/brush closer to the tail end allows for a more natural application.
- When lining your brows start along the middle part of the them first, to get a clean line under the brow so it looks as if they’ve just been groomed. Then, using soft strokes, connect the tail end to the middle of the brow. Always try to keep the front part of the brow soft. Blocking your brows off with a square-like shape in the front makes them look very heavy.
- If you like a highlighted brow area, you can take a cream concealer two to three shades lighter than your complexion, and with an angled brush, outline your brows and blend the concealer outward into your foundation. This is referred to as “cutting your brow.”
- To add the finishing touches to fierce brows, set them with a brow gel to keep the natural hairs in place.
My last and most important tip, take your time!!!! Achieving the perfect brow can be challenging when not paying close attention, or while you’re in a rush. Take the time to make it right, and in due time, you can become your own at-home brow expert!