5 Simple Steps to Perfect Power Brows
Power brows are all the rage and whilst they require just a few simple steps to get right, it’s also very easy to get them wrong (cue overfilled, harsh brows that draw the wrong sort of attention). We’ve put together a few fool-proof steps to get yourself a set of striking power brows.
For a strong, defined look, you need to remove the wispy hairs from around the brows. The Brow Shaper by Lilibeth of New York will give you quick, easy and pain-free hair removal.
Simply hold the Brow Shaper at an angle, and gently glide across the skin to remove hairs. This will help define the look and shape of the brows, without leaving any red marks.
These Brow Shapers even come with brow brushes on the ends to help get your brows into shape.
2) Put your best brows forward
Well-tailored brows can add polish to any look. They come in many different forms, depending on your own look and style. Your brows should be filled and defined to suit your hair colour and frame your face.
For fairer skin and lighter hair, gently filled, lighter brows are ideal. The best way to achieve this is with a brow pencil: use quick, light movements in hair-like strokes to fill and define the brows.
For darker hair, you should opt for a well-defined brow. Use a powder or crème product to fill your brow and create clean lines and edges.
Naturally fuller brows require little more than a gel to set them. For extra oomph, use a gel that matches your natural hair colour; otherwise, use a clear brow gel to tame and set the hairs. Brush the hairs in a slightly upwards direction for fuller, thicker looking brows.
Behind every strong brow is a stronger woman (with a strong brow product to hand, of course).
You can hardly call them power brows if the product has faded or rubbed off by the end of the day. When choosing a brow product, pick something with staying power. Waterproof and smudge-proof are key features to look out for.
Try this water-proof Brow Magic Pencil by PONi. The universal shade is a perfect fit for your brows and the pencil contains biotin to stimulate hair growth – perfect for fair, sparse brows.
If you’re aiming for more defined brows, try Mane Stain by PONi. The water-proof, smudge-proof crème is perfect for long-wearing brows and is easily built up for a true power brow.
We also love Blinc Eyebrow Mousse: it’s a 4 in 1 product that works as a filler, tamer, moisturiser and anti-ageing product. It’s completely life-proof (it won’t fade, smudge or run) and can be used alone or with your other favourite brow products.
4) Take your brows to higher levels
Power brows are all about standing out. We love using highlighter just under the brows to define them and accentuate the brow bone. You can also use a highlighter along the top of the brows to clear up any smudges and further define the look.
This Brow Pop Pencil by PONi is chunky and creamy for easy application. The double-ended pencil has a shimmery end to highlight, and a matte end to conceal and prime.
Amp up the drama by using glitter in place of highlighter. Perfect for a night out, festival or holiday (or just because you feel like it), line the lower edge of your brows with glitter for a fun look that shouts about your power brows. This Glitter by BeautyBLVD comes with an applicator brush and gel for easy application and all-day hold.
5) Complete your makeup for an on-fleek look
We love power brows because they’re so versatile. A parred-back look with a slick of mascara and some foundation can be given an edge with strong power brows. If drama is more your style, pair bold brows with a smoky eye or bright lip.