We've become obsessed with eyebrows in recent years but, just like hair, they can thin out, become coarse and unruly, or even turn grey. If you've over-plucked or the hairs are sparse you may need a little more help to develop a luscious brow look. As with hair, modern brows are subject to trends, so when giving your brows a makeover, make sure to choose your look carefully to really enhance your beauty. Semi-permanent make-up is an increasingly popular option to boost your brows, as well as using products to fill in sparse spots.
"Eyebrows are becoming thicker across two thirds to the outside of the face and thinning towards the end," explains brow expert Tracie 'Brow Queen' Giles, adding that a slew of famous faces have opted for this style. "Straight-across brows not only mimic a more youthful appearance; but the slightest hint of arch starting directly above women's cheekbones adds that little something extra." If your brows are struggling, it's best to step away from the tweezers and seek professional help. Read on for our tips on how to makeover your brows.
Find out how to get the perfect eyebrow
Get them professionally groomed
Step away from the tweezers. Over-plucked brows can be grown back if left alone and if your brows are fair, sparse or uneven, getting them tinted and regularly groomed will instantly make them look thicker and fuller. When it comes to shaping, your brow technician should focus on light shaping and only remove a few stray hairs for the most flattering look. Try Browhaus for the ultimate pain-free brow MOT, with salons all across London and prices starting from just £18.
Use a nourishing serum
Look for products that contain caffeine to encourage hair growth as well as keratin to help strengthen brow hairs. Try Rubis Eyelash and Eyebrow Anti-Aging Serum, which is rich in panthenol and biotinoyl GHK, and RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum, including a blend of fortifying proteins, stimulating peptides and nourishing ingredients.
Consider semi-permanent make-up
Andrea Grollet, a specialist based at Neville's Hair & Beauty, uses semi-permanent make-up to enhance the look of the eyebrows by adding definition and shape where needed. “A well designed and groomed eyebrow should soften the client's look and often my clients feel its taken years off. My younger clients also love the effortless and time saving element,” explains Andrea.
Brow queen Tracie's Ombre Brows is a semi-permanent solution for natural looking face framers created with a soft butterfly effect using mineral pigment applied to the brow. The ends are darker than the front, with the shade selected to match your skin and hair tone for a rejuvenated look that 'lifts' the face.
Fill them in
Toppik's new Brow Building Fibres Set is a 3-piece kit; Brow Building Fibres, brow wax, and a custom dual-end brush which helps create fuller-looking arches. Coloured keratin fibers add depth and thickness, while the conditioning Brow Wax sets and defines for the ultimate bold brow look. Or try NO BARE BROWS, Universal 4 in 1 Brow Fix - a pencil with colour at one end and an invisible taming wax at the opposite, topped with a built-in sharpener and brush to create brows that wow.