As summer approaches, we begin to consider ways to pare down our beauty routines. What to toss and what to keep? At Beauty Undercover we think that a strong brow is your summer essential. That’s why we enlisted the help of Matt Shakik, a Brow Lab specialist at New York’s Spruce & Bond, to share his tips for maintaining beautiful brows.
TIP: Create the shape that’s right for you!
You want to accentuate the features of your face when you shape your brows. There is no same stencil for everyone when shaping your brows, since every face is different and asymmetrical. Use your natural arches to define your unique eye shape to give them a lift.
TIP: Use the correct tools!
Using a powder or pencil helps you to create the fullness your brows lack due to little hair growth. You can create what would normally be brow hairs if they grew in that area. Never use a magnifying mirror, as it causes you to only see one brow at a time and not both together which creates a better match.
TIP: Avoid Over-Plucking and Waxing!
Do not jeopardize the structure or thickness by removing hairs that might in time give you a fuller and more complete brow. Don’t take out hairs on one side to match it up to the other if it means making the brow thinner. When it comes to an end goal with your brows give them time and let them go, it might be torture but it will be well worth the wait. Tweezing is always the best option as it allows you to remove individual hairs to achieve the best shape.
TIP: Choose a Color that Looks Natural!
You want the color to match well enough to look natural, yet you want it to be distinct enough to contrast a little. People normally try to match their hair color, but our brows naturally look darker because they’re surrounded by paler skin.