Brows, Au Naturel: Perfect Your Eyebrows Without Makeup
Try as we might to recruit everyone over to the bold brows camp, some women just prefer the natural look when it comes to their eyebrows. Don’t get us wrong; we can find a time and place for every beauty look under the sun so we admit, on occasion, we too wear brows makeup-free. (With flushed cheeks, lots of lashes and a berry lip, the look is actually kind of killer.) So today, we’re putting down the brow pencil and powder. Whether you’re interested in trying something new or just looking for tips to enhance what you already do, join us on our adventure in au naturel eyebrows.
Step 1: Trim
A natural eyebrow doesn’t mean an unruly eyebrow. Use a spoolie brush to brush your brows directly up. Carefully trim any hairs that are visibly longer than your natural brow shape.
Step 2: Tweeze
The look is still supposed to be slightly unkempt, so only tweeze away the obvious strays. The aim should not be perfection. Rather, you’re only trying to remove any hairs that are distracting.
Step 3: Brush
Brush your brows into place by sweeping up and out, away from the center of your face. Resist the urge to guide every little hair down as you go. Brushed up brows look fresh and modern, especially when they’re not filled in.
Step 4: Set
Set the shape with a dab of clear lip balm (we like to use Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1). It’s not as stiff as brow wax or gel, but will hold the hairs where you want them and also darken them up just a touch.
Do you wear your brows au naturel? Share your eyebrow look of choice in the comments below.