5 mistakes we all make when penciling in our eyebrows

Your eyebrows frame your face. It’s a lot of pressure for anyone. Especially when the internet reminds us daily of the girls and women who make us laugh with their eyebrow fails. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a few tips and tricks to keep up your sleeve to avoid being a meme? Keep reading.

  1. Don’t draw harsh lines. Instead use quick, sketch-like strokes that resemble small hairs before blending. Do yourself a favour and never draw through your entire brow, you’ll get nothing but harsh and solid lines.
  2. Use a sharp point. Use a fine tipped eyebrow pencil to eliminate any obvious lines you may have.
  3. Blend your lines. Use a spoolie brush to blend the colour while combing your eyebrows downwards. You can also use a shadow brush or a Q-tip.
  4. Darker is never better. Yes, the contrast looks great on the likes of Cara Delevigne but she is the exception to every rule there is. Going too dark can seriously age you, so to soften your look it’s better to choose a colour one or two shades lighter than your hair colour.
  5. More tools, better eyebrows. Your pencil is your drawing tool that gives you a precise shape. Powder is used to fill in any bald sections and accomplishes this illusion by sitting on the skin behind the hair. Finally, a coloured or clear gel should be used to help set your eyebrows.

This little cheat sheet will help give you that bright, fresh look you strive for in the mornings and can also transition to when you’re feeling like a vixen at happy hour. Just remember to keep a steady hand!