4. Surround with Highlight
Highlighting specific areas around your eyebrows is a great way to help define your brows and create a smooth contrast between your eyebrows and the rest of your skin to make them the focal point of your face. Highlighting your brows can also help showcase the precise shape and natural arch of your brows. Although highlighting the areas around your eyebrows does not actually include applying product directly to your eyebrows, it should be a part of your daily eyebrow makeup routine.
Use a liquid highlighter or a highlighter stick in a pearl shade to highlight the areas around your eyebrows. Swipe highlighter across your brow bone and trace it onto the area of your forehead that is just above your eyebrow. Make sure to blend the highlighter inwards toward your brow without getting the highlighter caught in your eyebrow hairs.
If you’re in the market for a highlighter stick, a great one to use to highlight the areas around your eyebrows is the versatile Burberry Eye Colour Contour Sculpt & Smoke Pen in Natural 100, a light shimmery pearl champagne hue.
5. Don’t Forget to Blend
It is natural for your eyebrows to look fake and Barbie-like (not in a good way) after a thorough application of product. This unattractive fake look scares many people away from putting product on their eyebrows at all. It is extremely easy to fix, however. All you need is a little bit of blending to give your brows a more natural look while keeping the darker definition the makeup gives them.
Your eyebrows should be lighter near the inner corner of your eyes and get darker as they get closer to the outer corner of your eyes. The common culprit for eyebrows that look fake is an excessively dark edge near the inner corner of your eye. If the area of your eyebrow that is directly above the inner corner of your eye and next to the bridge of our nose is too dark, it can create an unattractive, too-sharp contrast with the skin next to it that looks fake and unnatural. When blending your eyebrows, this is the area you want to focus on for best results.
Use an eyebrow spoolie brush to blend the inner edge of your eyebrows outward to lighten the color there and allow it to blend in more naturally with the skin next to it. An excellent eyebrow spoolie brush is the Benefit Cosmetics Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie . This brush is dual-ended and also includes an angled brush that is excellent for applying liquid, cream, and powder eyebrow products.
6. Don’t Stress the Symmetry
Your face is not symmetrical, and it is not supposed to be. The same reality applies to your eyebrows. Many beginners in brow makeup tend to freak out when they take a close look at their eyebrows and realize that one does not match the other. However, trying to use eyebrow product to make your eyebrows symmetrical is just going to end up making one of them (and most-likely both of them) look unnatural.
Instead of trying to force symmetry of your eyebrows, accept their differences and learn to embrace them. When applying eyebrow makeup, treat each of your eyebrows as their own separate entity. While it might take some getting used to for those who are used to spending hours in front of the mirror trying to get both sides of their eyeliner or contour perfectly even, it’s important to let each of your eyebrows be what they are instead of trying to make them into something they’re not.