In addition to their role in protecting the eyes, eyebrows contribute to facial expression and symmetry. They help to enhance the gaze and convey various emotions, such as joy, surprise or even anger. Whether one wishes to redefine their shape, thicken them or simply highlight them, applying makeup to the eyebrows can subtly intensify a look. Here are all our tips.
Advice for applying makeup to the eyebrows.
Advice No.1: Work on the shape of your eyebrows.
Before applying makeup to your eyebrows, it is essential 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 centre of your eye. Draw a second point, which corresponds to where the eyebrow should be at its highest. Finally, moving from the wing of your nose towards the outside, aiming for the outer corner of your eye, mark the last point on the brow bone. The three connected points provide 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 using tweezers rather than wax, for greater precision. Finally, before applying makeup to your eyebrows, don't hesitate to brush them to position them correctly.
Advice No. 2: Choose suitable products.
Before applying makeup to your eyebrows, it is crucial to equip yourself with the right tools, chosen according to the result you wish to achieve. There are numerous products available, each with a different purpose. Among the most popular are the 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 aims to redraw and restructure the eyebrow. It can intensify the size of an eyebrow as well as fill in a sparse area.
Mascara, on the other hand, is used on the eyebrows and clings to the hairs to provide volume and texture. Depending on its colour, it can lightly tint your eyebrow according to your desires 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 pencil with a bevelled tip, that is, one that 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-by-hair effect.
Advice No. 3: Choose the right colour.
Today, there are numerous eyebrow makeup colours available. If you feel comfortable with makeup application or if you desire a festive look, don't hesitate to experiment with colours 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 colour of your eyebrows. If in doubt between two shades, it's better to opt for the lighter one. A colour that's too dark could harden your features and give you a severe appearance.
Advice No. 4: Do not neglect makeup removal.
Just as with the rest of the face, when applying makeup to the eyebrows, it is crucial to remove it before going to bed. Indeed, makeup tends to trap impurities throughout the day and dry out your brow hairs, which, over time, are more likely to fall out prematurely. Given the delicate nature of eyebrows, we recommend using a gentle makeup remover, such as our makeup removing oil which contains sweet almond oil (INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil) with nourishing and soothing properties, or our biphasic makeup remover containing chamomile hydrosol (INCI: Chamomilla Recutita Flower Water), pea peptides (INCI: Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide) and castor oil (INCI: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil).