November 23, 2013

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How to Get the Perfect Eyebrow Shape

I was in Rio de Janeiro for Fashion Week recently (see my coverage on NYLON.com) and I noticed a beauty trend that I love: Big brows! I’m so into thick, well-shaped eyebrows, like the ones on this gorgeous model in the Victor Dzenk show.

I asked Beauty Blogging Junkie and Daily Makeover Editor Amber Katz if she thought the look was possible for us non-runway types, and she said yes! Here’s her advice:

“I recommend getting a warm-toned brow pencil that’s close to your natural brow shade, but a shade or two darker. The Revlon Brow Specialist Kit ($9) is fantastic and comes with stencils, a brow pencil, mini-tweezers and a brow gel. Apply the pencil in short, feathery strokes to mimic real brow hairs. Then, brush through brows with a spoolie brush (the clean mascara wands they have for free at Sephora) to make your faux brow hairs look more natural. Follow that with a brush-through of the gel, pulling the brow in slightly different directions to muss it up and elongate the brow inward, toward the nose.

“If the Revlon Kit isn’t a good match for your brow tone, check out MAC Impeccable Brow Pencils ($15) from the brand’s new All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection. Maybelline Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencils ($5) also boast an impressive array of hues.”

OMG, Amber is so wise (she can also help you get Carey Mulligan’s Golden Globe face, which was divine). Let’s try this brow thing, shall we?

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AGÊNCIA FOTOSITE