How to Get Perfect Brows Every Time
Perfecting eyebrows is no easy task. What seems like an easy fill and shape is actually a skill that requires patience, precision, and detail. We’ve all dealt with the struggle of making our brows too dark or too thick, but there’s a foolproof way to do your brows perfectly every time.
Last week, I joined a webinar hosted by Adamis, a beauty, cosmetics, and personal care company. As part of their “At Home With Adamis, The Sequestered Series” they hosted their second event with Kaela Dean, a Pro Artist at Anastasia Beverly Hills, who taught viewers how to get FaceTime ready. Keep reading for Dean’s secret to perfect brows and a little history of Anastasia herself.
How Anastasia become the queen of brows
Dean started the event with a little background on ABH to showcase the importance of the company and its relation to the obsession of perfect brows. Anastasia Beverly Hills was founded by Anastasia Soare who was born in Romanian and moved to Los Angeles, California where she worked as an aesthetician at a beauty salon. Soare wanted to delve deeper into the art of brows since it was an underappreciated area. She ended up renting a small room in a Beverly Hills salon where she provided multiple services, including brow sculpting. Since then, her technique and skill popularized the importance of shaping and filling in eyebrows with celebrity clients like Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, and Cindy Crawford. Soare created the now-iconic company Anastasia Beverly Hill Cosmetics, which carries one of the best-selling eyebrow products in the world.
Balance and proportion
During the webinar, Dean taught viewers step-by-step how to create the perfect brows. The first step is all about balance and proportion. Anastasia recognized that the mathematical principle of thirds, dubbed the Golden Ratio Method, which is applied in art and architecture, could be applied to eyebrows as well. This creates an even shape tailored to a person’s face.
Using the Golden Ratio Method, Dean marked three areas of her face where the brows should start and end. Using an angled brush and a light fill-in color, she followed the center of her nostril and went directly up to where her brow is. She then marked the center of her brow. Finally, she angled her brush where she marked the end of her brow. These marks indicate where you should fill your brows!
Now that the brows are marked, it’s time to fill them in. Most of us would go right in with our brow color but Dean suggested starting with a color lighter than your brows. More specifically, a color that matches your skin. Using a color that matches your skin will become your base and will make a big difference later. She used the same angled brush to fill in any bare areas of the brows. Dean also pointed out that when doing your brows, it shouldn’t be sharp because that creates unnatural lines.
Once the base is applied, it’s time to add the detail. Using a color that matched her brow hair, Dean focused on areas that need growth. She used Brow Wiz, the number one U.S. brow product, according to the ABH’s website. With the eyebrow pencil, she added detail to mimic her brow hairs. The lighter base applied before helps the brows pop and will act as a guide when applying these brow-like hairs with a pencil. Last, but certainly not least, Dean finished off her brows with a tinted brow gel slightly darker than her brow hairs. The brow gel helps to set brows in place and feathers them out, making the overall look more natural and bright.
Finding the right shade
After Dean’s demonstration, there was a Q&A and one question many viewers asked was how to find the best brow shade. According to Dean, the base color should match your skin tone, the details to mimic brow hair should be our brow color, and the brow gel should match our hair color. The same applies to those whose hair and brow colors are different. For example, if you have red hair and dark brown eyebrows, you can apply a brow gel that has a red tint to match your hair and give your brows a natural look.
Within the beauty community, many people like to apply concealer to help sharpen their brows and make them look sleeker. However, Dean mentioned this can be a problem because concealers can migrate into the brow. I asked a question before leaving the webinar about how to cover a scar on my eyebrow that is stubborn to eyebrow products. Dean recommended using a waterproof pomade and a primer, which can help make a brow product make it stick rather than just sliding off.
The art of doing brows requires attention to detail to ensure your brows complement your face shape. Creating the perfect look can take more than just a little filling it in, but the outcome is entirely up to you and your preference!