Sorted: THIS is how to achieve the best eyebrow shape for your face


We all know that Cara Delevingne is the reigning eyebrow queen, but the truth is that her power arches is simply NOT one-size-fits-all. 

While it's obviously a natural look for the model, the bold and thick style doesn't work for all face shapes. 

The best way to achieve a great brow for your face shape is to play up to what we were born with; but that isn't so easy after years of shaping, tweezing and waxing – some of us don't even remember what our natural arches look like. 

Jog your memory

The easiest way to remember what your natural brow looks like is to look back on your pre-tweezing days. Find a picture of yourself from your early teens and that should give a good indication to what they looked like before. 


Grow, grow, grow

We're afraid it's time to join brow rehab ladies! That means NO hair removal whatsoever for at least eight weeks. By eight weeks you will begin to see your natural brow line again. Growth serums are great if you want to speed up the process.


Tint it

Tinting can be a game changer, even if you have naturally dark hair. Sometimes your brows might look quite sparse, but the hair is actually just lighter in some places. Tinting is a great natural way to enhance what hair you have, as well as richen and define your brows. 


Tweeze strays – conservatively 

When your eyebrows finally get back to their original state, don't go crazy plucking away the strays.

Eyebrow guru, William Scott, told Marie Claire,  "It's very helpful to fill in your ideal eyebrow shape with pencil or powder first. Be sure to extend ends all the way across the brow bone when filling in—the ends are most important. This will give you a more clear idea of what should be tweezed and what should be left alone."


Choose the right powder 

You've made it this far, so be sure to not sabotage your new know-how by selecting the wrong shade for your colouring. 

"Choose a shade that is the same as your eyebrow hair color, not the hair on your head, as sometimes it is a different shade. If you have red hair, use a warm blonde. If you're blonde, use a taupe or soft, ash brown. Brunettes should use a medium brown and grey or silver foxes should use an ash brown or taupe."


Set everything with gel

Think of it as the mascara of the eyebrow. Gel not only adds colour, but also thickness and fullness to the brow hair. The hold the gel offers is excellent also so be sure to brush the product into the brow correctly. 

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