Beauty

Brow Know-How

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When so much attention is paid to getting your eye, lip and cheek make-up just right, why ignore that which frames your peepers? HAIR brings you a 4-step guide to get those Cara Delevingne-esque brows!

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Groom
Tools: Tweezers, scissors, eyebrow comb
Use the brow comb to brush the hair upwards. Snip off hair that extends beyond the brow line, to get a uniform length. Using the tweezers, pluck out any unwanted, stray hair, especially under the arch of the brow. Remember to pluck the brows in the direction of the hair growth and not against it so that you prevent ingrowths.

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Fill
Tools: Brow pencil, brow powder
Trace the shape of your eyebrow using an eyebrow pencil in a shade closest to the natural colour of your hair. Ideally, the arch should start at the outer edge of your eyeball. Once you draw the borders, fill the eyebrow powder in with light brushing movements. Be careful and even with your movements so that you don’t end up making it look patchy.

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Blend
Tools: Blending brush, concealer, eyebrow comb
Run the blending brush over the outline of the brow that was drawn to soften it and make it look as close to natural as possible. Apply some concealer under the eyebrows to clean up the area. Comb the brows for a neat look and to make sure that the powder is evenly distributed. If needed, you can even finish off with a layer of eyebrow mascara to keep the brows in place and in shape.

Highlight
Tools: Concealer that is two shades
lighter than your skin tone, illuminator
To make the brow bones stand out and to truly add definition to your face, highlight the brow bones by dabbing a concealer that is two shades lighter than your skin tone on the area above the arch of your eyebrow, and along the underline of the brow. To finish off, add a spot of an illuminating liquid to the highest point of your cheekbones and just under the eyebrow arch as well.

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Hena Desai

Assistant editor/ pop culture junkie with an obsessive need to keep up with the Kardashians. Keeping my nails painted and eyeliner even is all that I care about. And world peace, obviously.