October 29, 2018 0
In a recently conducted study, almost 80 million women in the United States used an eyebrow pencil in 2018. But with Instagram videos and YouTube content available with a tap of a finger, there’s a lot of noise (and opinions!) on how to actually use these transformative tools. Here to clear up the confusion and provide solutions for better-looking arches in no time, two industry experts break down the ultimate brow guide by concern—and how to rectify any brow situation fast.
Transform Pale Brows With Tinting
Brows are the frame for the face. For a very light blonde or barely there set of arches, a tinting session may be the best bet for a flattering, impactful look. “I use a custom vegetable dye to color the brow,” explains pro Tamara Palumbo, whose clients regularly travel from Manhattan to her Bedford, New York, boutique studio, where she delivers tailor-made results according to skin tone, hair color, and more. By using a blend of varying shades on different parts of the brow, Palumbo is able to add dimension, making it look fuller without adding any actual hairs. “It lasts about a month,” she says, and Palumbo recommends clients couple the treatment with their regular shaping session.
If the idea of full commitment sparks anxiety, however, a similar effect can be had using a brow gel that’s slightly darker than your natural shade to make individual hairs appear more prominent. Insider favorites include Milk Makeup’s Kush formula, created with thickening fibers for long-lasting fullness, Blink’s vitamin B5–infused formula for strength, and Eyeko’s Style & Define Brow Gel, which gives hairs a naturally healthy, glossy sheen.