Brow Shaping: the Bold and the Beautiful

Friday, May 20, 2011 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, application tips, product highlights

Pencil-master-copy Gone are the days of pencil-thin arches. This season demands volume! You may have noticed this trend thumbing through the latest beauty rags, but in case you missed it, bold brows are in. If you don’t already have one, now is the perfect time to add the 3-in-1 Universal Mineral Makeup Pencil to your beauty arsenal.

Before pumping up the volume, it’s important to make sure your eyebrows are properly shaped. Hold your makeup pencil (or any straight edge) Shutterstock_2049203 vertically along the right side of your nose so it forms a line from where your nose and cheek meet to the inside corner of your eye. Your eyebrow should start where this line crosses the brow line. (Repeat for other side.)

To find your arch, simply turn the pencil to form a line from the nose position to the outer edge of your iris. Your arch should peak above it. Turn it again to line up with the outer edge of your eye to find where your brow should end.

PurEye&Brow-v2-copy If you have naturally thin eyebrows, use the pencil’s liner to sketch the outlining shape and then prime brows with Pür-ly Abundant. For the fuller bunch, take a brow brush to our Mineral Brow Perfection shaping wax and, starting from the inner corner of the brow, brush against the grain to “fluff” eyebrows. Add definition with the brow powder or pencil liner. Be sure to complement your bold brows with equally bold lashes. A few coats of Triple Impact Mascara, and the eyes (and brows) truly have it!