It takes more than just great genetics to have flawless brows 24/7. We’re living in the age of bold and full brows, which makes the upkeep a bit easier, but that doesn’t mean you should let your brows have complete freedom. Everyone needs a bit of grooming to keep their brows on point. Sometimes a weekly plucking or a bi-weekly appointment with your threading or waxing lady just isn’t enough. You can add tons of small habits to your daily beauty routine to help keep those brows in check until your next appointment.
TatBrow knows brows and exactly how to keep them looking flawless - if you need some clean-up tips to help up your daily brow game, then keep reading.
Strategically Plan Your Appointments
Before we get into all things brow clean-up, let’s talk about how important it is to know when to schedule your brow appointments.
While some girls won’t trust their brows with anyone but themselves, many rely on their wax or threading lady to keep them looking right. But, we all know that during the last week before our scheduled appointment, we can feel really blah about our overgrown brows.
Your eyebrows grow in a cycle. You should go to your brow appointment once per cycle - every four to five weeks should be the perfect amount of time. Once the hair follicles are all on the same growth pattern, you should be able to wait a little more time between appointments.
Trim Your Brows
Keep your brows looking fresh and clean by trimming the front part of your eyebrow.
How to: Brush the front of your eyebrows up, then use a small pair of scissors to trim any uneven or excess hairs. Next, brush the tail end of your brow towards your brow’s inner part and slightly trim those hairs. Whatever you do, just don’t go scissor happy.
Tweezing is the most common form of at-home brow pampering there is. But, it’s key to make sure you’re tweezing carefully - especially if you frequent the salon for waxing and treading.
Maintaining your brows without tweezing is ideal if you’re trying to keep a consistent growth cycle.
The best way to maintain your growth cycle - even if you HAVE to go in with a pair of tweezers - is by making sure you don’t over pluck. Fill in your brows before tweezing. This helps prevent creating holes or patches on accident.
Tweeze After The Shower
Let’s be honest: tweezing your eyebrows can be painful and irritating to your skin. Tweezing after your shower can help prevent redness and inflammation and help combat the pain and discomfort.
Tweeze In Good Lighting
The last thing you want is to get done touching up your brows and then realize they’re nowhere how you want them to be. Avoid this by tweezing in bright and even lighting.
Stay Away From The Mirror
When tweezing your brows, it’s important to keep a good amount of distance between you and the mirror. Around one foot should be perfect. This allows you to see your whole face giving you a better perspective and allowing you to shape your brows properly.
When the overgrowth really starts to become noticeable, every bone in your body will be itching to grab those tweezers. Instead, consider using concealer to help cover up those pesky hairs.
It’s important to use a primer first, as your brow area can be very oily. After all, the whole purpose of eyebrows is to protect our eyes from sweat and unwanted oils.
After applying primer, carefully use your concealer along the brow bone to cover up any unwanted hairs - it’s a good idea to fill in your brows before applying the concealer, and apply your eyeshadow after applying the primer and concealer.
Use the Right Tools
Just like anything in the makeup world, your tools are often special for you and might not work the same for everyone else. We all have that one pair of tweezers that we would die for, which is why picking the right tools is so important.
It’s key to know which tools you should always keep handy to assure those brows stay on point all hours of the day.
Every girl should always take her brow pen with her everywhere - you never know when you’ll need a touch-up. Even something like a defining gel is excellent to use on the go or if you’re in a pinch for time.
A spoolie brush is always great just in case you need a little help keeping those luscious brows in line. You can always use your fingers to reshape them or comb them back down, but that often messes up those perfect brows you spent so much on this morning.
Don’t Overdo It
Every girl can get wrapped up in needing the perfect brows, and that can sometimes carry over when you’re grooming or doing your brows. Remember, they’re sisters, not twins - don’t get bent out of shape if they aren’t identical.
Trying to get your brows perfect often leads to over-plucking or results in you having to restart your eyebrow makeup completely.
Most girls think their brows have to have the same exact shape, but most people’s faces aren’t 100 percent symmetrical - so just follow your brows natural shape, and the results will be better than having two identical eyebrows.
To Get Your Brows Healthier
It’s no secret that big and bold brows are in, but if you’re someone with eyebrows on the more sparse side, it can be easy to feel intimidated with all the current brow trends banking on you having perfect thick and luscious brows.
Nobody gets flawless brows overnight, it takes time and daily effort in your beauty routine to really get results. But, luckily for you, there are tons of natural products that aid hair growth.
Rich in proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids, which all nourish the hair follicle - castor oil is excellent if you’re trying to get thicker brows.
A trendy oil in the beauty world, olive oil contains vitamins E and A, which can aid hair growth. The phenolic compound known as “oleuropein” is found in olives and can help make your brows thicker as well.
Vitamin E Oil:
One of the reasons olive oil is so great is its high vitamin E content, so of course, vitamin E would have to be on this list. Its antioxidant properties can stimulate capillary growth in your scalp, which will support hair growth.
How to Use: Carefully open a vitamin E capsule and gently massage the liquid into your eyebrows - leave it overnight and repeat until you see desired results.
Something you probably have sitting in your kitchen cabinet - coconut oil can actually work wonders for your brows (and overall hair and skin health). Packed full of fatty acids, antioxidants, and antimicrobial properties, this product is ideal for hair growth.
Coconut oil can also help reduce the loss of proteins in your hair, promoting hair growth.
Naturally nourishing and moisturizing. Its rejuvenating properties nourishing properties unblock hair follicles which aid hair growth.
Obviously, the healthier the brows, the better, so knowing which products to add to your daily routine is crucial if you want to achieve those perfect eyebrows. While natural oils and remedies are always great options - those don’t always work for everyone.
If you’ve tried every oil and remedy in the book and your brow game is still lacking, consider investing in a growth serum. Make sure to find a product that has vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids.
The average bottle has 15-20 treatments, and results are usually seen within a couple of weeks.
As of recent, eyebrows have picked up new importance in the makeup world. Everyone wants to have the perfect Cara Delevinge or Kiera Knightley brows, but not everyone is lucky enough to have naturally thick and luscious brows. Achieving your perfect natural brows won’t happen overnight, but with the right oils, serums, and beauty routine, you’ll start to see results pronto.
In the meantime, you can focus on the little habits you can pick up that will keep your brows looking flawless. Just remember - don’t get so caught up with getting the perfect brows. Everyone’s eyebrows are unique and beautiful in their own special way.