Top tips for perfect bridal brows
06 Jun 2017
Striving for the perfect brows ahead of your big day? Here’s how you can create a shape to suit your facial features
Well-shaped and defined brows can make an incredible difference to your look on your wedding day. This is definitely not the time to switch your brow style and follow the latest trends. You should create a brow shape that frames the face. A well groomed stylised brow, whatever the shape, arch or curvature should reflect and enhance the whole face – no longer is it enough to simply follow the natural brow line. Here are some top tips for brides from Hi Brow Expert, Emma Apps, to create and shape the perfect bridal brow. It’s not a matter of one size fits all. You should create a brow shape that frames the face and works with the natural shape of your face too.
The correct arch
To correctly place your arch, you should hold up a pencil and use the side of your nose as a pivot point. Hold the pencil in line with your iris, so for your right eye it goes through the right hand side of your iris (the coloured part of your eye) right next to the pupil. Follow up from there and where the pencil intersects your brow is where your arch should ideally be placed. Do bear in mind your arch may not lie exactly here; you must always check the aesthetic by judging what looks right to your eye.
Balancing your brows
Your eyebrows are very unlikely to be naturally identical, but there are certain things you can do to make them match up better. If one of your brows sits higher than the other, then shade the underneath of this brow to give the illusion you have brought it lower, and with the naturally lower sitting brow shade the brow in at the top to make it look like it is sitting higher. Be careful about removing hair here, as taking too much away could leave them looking thin; generally we want the brows to look fuller. To get off to a good start, visit your brow expert and have them tint and wax them into a manageable shape for you to maintain. Try Hi Brow Compact to achieve the perfect shade and finish.
Choosing the right colour
Many people automatically choose a colour too dark for their brows, if your natural hair colour in your brow is dark, you don’t want to match that colour. Aim for two shades lighter than your natural shade to help you to define shape, without making them an overpowering feature.
Blend the colour
When you apply powder or pencil through the brow, make sure the product isn’t applied too heavily. Tap the excess powder off your brush and make sure your pencil is sharpened for accuracy. Applying product lightly will allow you to build up colour, then once it is applied you can then brush through the brows to keep the brows looking softer, so the product is evenly distributed and not patchy. This way you can also blend the colour to make the fronts appear more faded.
Plucking the brow
This is the number one mistake made by so many women I see in the treatment room. It’s OK to tweezer the odd stray hair but leave the rest for the professionals; you are in danger of taking away too many hairs, and then fighting to even them out.
Make sure when drawing your brows on you don’t take them too high up – or too low down. It can be very unflattering to put them too high, nobody wants to look like a clown. If you feel around the top of your eye socket you can feel your brow bone, this is where your brows should be sitting.