Don’t have time (or the money) to get your brows professionally shaped regularly? It’s not that hard to keep them up yourself — promise. Just add these easy tips from Ramy Gafni, brow specialist and creator of Ramy Cosmetics, to your routine.
1. Add a little conditioner.
Your brows need just as much attention as your scalp and hair. Use a moisturizing skin serum like Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum — which the surrounding skin will appreciate — or organic oils like coconut, almond or olive oil, to help keep your brows looking healthy and full.
2. Tweeze away obvious stray hairs.
This instantly cleans your face without re-shaping your entire eyebrow. Trimming really long hairs will also add more polish. Just be sure to use grooming scissors, like Anastasia Beverly Hills Scissors for more control and precision.
3. Brush them.
The same way brushing hair improves its appearance, brushing your brows makes them look instantly groomed. Using a spoolie brush like the Ardell Duo Brown Brush, brush up and across in the direction of hair growth, which can also reveal stray hairs that you can pluck away.
4. Fill them in.
Filling in gaps will strengthen your brow shape and draw attention away from messy stray hairs. Pick a pencil that’s two shades lighter than your hair color, or two shades darker if your hair is silver or blonde — IT Cosmetics’ Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil is a great option for virtually everyone. Top it off with a clear brow gel, like Rimmel Brow This Way, to hold your hairs in place all day.
5. Add a little concealer.
Applying a dab your under-eye concealer — Sephora Collection Smoothing & Brightening Concealer is a great choice — along your brow bone helps conceal strays that can ruin your smooth brow line, and will make your eyebrows look more substantial and defined.