In addition to their role in protecting the eyes, eyebrows contribute to facial expression and symmetry. They help to highlight the gaze and convey various emotions, such as joy, surprise, or even anger. Whether one wishes to redefine their shape, thicken them, or simply accentuate them, applying makeup to the eyebrows can subtly intensify a look. Here are all our tips.
Advice for applying makeup to the eyebrows.
Advice #1: Work on the shape of your eyebrows.
Before applying makeup to your eyebrows, it's important to ensure that their shape is suitable and tailored to your face. This will only enhance their beauty. Thethree-point trick is often recommended to determine your ideal eyebrow shape. This involves placing a ruler from the wing of your nose to the inner corner of your eye and marking a point at the root of the eyebrow. Then, position the ruler from the wing of your nose to the middle of your eyebrow, passing through the center of your eye. Draw a second point, which corresponds to where the eyebrow should be at its highest. Finally, from the wing of your nose to the outer corner of your eye, mark the last point on the brow bone. Connecting these three points will give you a theoretical ideal eyebrow shape.
Once this shape is determined, you can, if you wish, pluck your eyebrows to achieve it. However, be careful to proceed very cautiously, hair by hair, to avoid ending up with gaps. We also advise you to use tweezers instead of wax, for greater precision. Finally, before applying makeup to your eyebrows, don't hesitate to brush them to properly position them.
Advice #2: Choose the appropriate products.
Before applying makeup to your eyebrows, it's important to equip yourself with the right tools, chosen based on the result you want to achieve. There are numerous products available, each with a different purpose. Among the most popular are the eyebrow pencil and the eyebrow mascara, which can be used separately or together for a more elaborate makeup look. The former is applied to the skin, not the hair, and is intended to redraw and restructure the eyebrow. It can be used to intensify the size of an eyebrow or fill in a sparse area.
Mascara, on the other hand, is used on the eyebrows and adheres to the hairs to provide volume and texture. Depending on its color, it can lightly tint your eyebrow according to your preferences and also has a fixing effect. If you wish to add more volume to your eyebrows, you can apply the mascara against the grain, that is, in the opposite direction of eyebrow growth. There are other products for makeup on eyebrows, possessing different textures. One can notably think of the gel-cream, highly pigmented and applied with a brush, the powder, giving a natural and blended result, and the eyebrow ink, similar to the eye-liner.
Tip : If you are a beginner, we recommend using a slanted-tip pencil, meaning it is cut obliquely and not at a right angle, as it is easier to apply. Moreover, the fineness of the tip will allow you to achieve a natural hair-like effect.
Advice #3: Choose the right color.
Today, there are numerous eyebrow makeup colors available. If you feel comfortable with makeup application or if you desire a festive look, don't hesitate to play with colors and textures. However, if you prefer a natural and light makeup look, with a more transparent effect, we recommend choosing a shade that closely matches your natural color of your eyebrows. If you're uncertain between two shades, it's better to opt for the lighter one. A color that's too dark could harden your features and give you a severe appearance.
Advice #4: Do not neglect makeup removal.
Just as with the rest of the face, when applying makeup to your eyebrows, it's crucial to remove it before going to bed. This is because makeup tends to trap impurities throughout the day and can dry out your brow hairs, which over time, increases their chances of premature fallout. Given the delicate nature of eyebrows, we recommend using a gentle makeup remover, such as our makeup removing oil that contains sweet almond oil (INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil) with nourishing and soothing properties, or our biphasic makeup remover that contains chamomile hydrosol (INCI: Chamomilla Recutita Flower Water), pea peptides (INCI: Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide) and castor oil (INCI: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil).