Famed Makeup Artist and L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist Sir John Shares His Secrets for the Best Brows
Eyebrows are said to be the most important feature on the face. They can do everything from help you appear more rested, soften facial features, and show a range of emotions. Ultimately, brows have a way of bringing an entire look together, making the pressure to get them just right even greater. No matter your brow struggles or questions – from nailing the wavy brow trend to being perfectly polished – L’Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist Sir John offers expert solutions to solve them all.
Sir John says, “Brows are key to your facial structure, therefore key to completing any look. For a feminine appearance, opt for lighter, cleaner brows to make facial features, such as cheek bones and nose, appear brighter and softer. For a masculine look, opt for dark, dense brows to add more dimension to facial structure.”
Problem 1: Asymmetrical or Sparse Brows
Sir John’s Solution: The key here is not to trim the brows any further. Instead, Sir John says “it’s all about those baby hairs.” He recommends applying warm castor oil at night to stimulate hair growth. While waiting for the brows to fill in naturally, aid their overall shape with then Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil to create natural strokes.
Problem 2 – Curly or Untamed Brows
Sir John’s Solution: To add shape to curly or dense brows, brush hairs up with a spoolie and trim edges. Fill in curly brows with a pencil, such as Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil, which will dry matte and hold. Sir John says powder products will dissipate away from the movement of the curls. Another insider trick is to condition the brows in the shower with Hair Expert Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Conditioner to relax the curl.
Problem 3 – Finding Your Best Shape
Sir John’s Solution: If you are unsure what brow shape is best for your face, Sir John suggests staying away from dramatic arches. Stick with a straight brow, or what he calls the universal shape, to give an almond appearance to your eyes. Create a universal shape with lateral sweeping movements using Sir John’s favorite Brow Stylist Frame and Set pot, slightly tapering down as you reach the outer eye.
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