A PANEL of beauty experts have revealed the do’s and don’ts of getting perfect brows – and making them look the same is a big no.
A few days ago, Fabulous wrote about a woman who warned all beauty lovers to leave their brows to the pros after her DIY layering attempt went horribly wrong.
In two clips, which have since taken the internet by storm, racking up more than 300,000 total views, Georgia Harrison revealed the epic beauty mistake, which some say made her look like Eugene Levy, the father of The American Pie, known for his signature thick, dark brows.
Luckily, offering a helping hand, a group of HD Brows pros have shared a list of the ten most common mistakes beauty lovers make when doing their brows.
MISTAKE 1 – EYEBROW STENCIL
When it comes to eyebrows, experts explained, they’re as individual as fingerprints, which means one shape doesn’t fit all.
Although they might seem like a brilliant idea, especially if you’re already late, eyebrow stencils are the best to throw away.
“We can’t imagine a world where everyone has exactly the same eyebrows.”
ERROR 2 – WRONG PRODUCT
With what seems to be countless products on the market, picking the wrong one should be a mistake that is a thing of the past.
”The HD Brows makeup range continues to expand, which means there’s sure to be the perfect product to suit your look, skin tone, lifestyle and makeup routine.
“If makeup isn’t your forte, you can consult your local HD brow stylist who will be happy to recommend the right product for you.”
MISTAKE 3 – COLORING THEM TOO DARK
When it comes to makeup, sometimes it’s best to live by the “less is more” mantra.
According to experts, the same goes for eyebrows, especially if you have lighter hair.
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Instead, go for a color that complements your brows.
MISTAKE 4 – NO EYEBROW GEL
You’d never do a fancy blow-dry and walk away unfixed — and the same goes for your brows.
”HD Brows Brow Glue, known as ‘Brow Lacquer’, is perfect for creating the perfect soft, brushed brows.
“Whether you choose Colorless Brow Glue or Colored Brow Glue, they’ll keep both brows in place all day.”
ERROR 5 – NOT MIX
Most of us associate blending with foundation and concealer – after all, it’s the key to a photo-ready face.
However, the wizards explained that the eyebrows also needed a bit of blending.
This trick will help keep your brows from looking extravagant or too full.
“Remember to build your brow makeup gradually – it’s always easier to add on than take off.”
Here, the brand recommended using the Spoolie Brush, which is perfect for brushing your brows to blend out harsh lines.
ERROR 6 – EXCESSIVE THRUST
Like it or not, the iconic thin brow look of the 90s is slowly making a comeback.
While a slimmer, more defined forehead can certainly look good, it’s important not to overdo it.
“The deadly sin of eyebrows is over-tweezing and a few seconds in front of the magnifying mirror can lead to months of regrowth and unevenness.
“For this reason, you need a specialist to guide you from mess to thick.”
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ERROR 7 – TOO IDENTICAL
We all know the saying “Eyebrows are sisters, not twins”.
However, the brand said the brows will always look slightly different, so it’s time to embrace the look and go with it.
“Make sure they look something like this and aren’t completely unrecognizable, as that provides a much more natural look.”
MISTAKE 8 – DIY EYEBROWS
Homemade eyebrows sound like a great idea, especially if you need a quick fix.
But the next time you’re thinking of fixing them yourself, take a step back and leave the work to the pros, unless you’re in the mood for a failed job that’s hard to recover from.
“The stylists will be able to advise and advise you on the perfect shape, color and style that suits you.”
ERROR 9 – ARCH
The brow bone is probably the most important part – it helps open up the area and helps frame the face.
“Poor placement of the arch can lead to, for example, interestingly shaped eyebrows.
“If the bow is too centered, it gives off a permanent look of anger.”
Next time you do your makeup, try to keep the brow proportions at two-thirds (for the front and main body of the brows) and one-third (for the tail), experts explained.
MISTAKE 10 – FORGETTING A BABY’S HAIR
Many people, experts say, often wonder how fuller their brows look after treatment, especially when they’ve just been shaved, styled and plucked.
Many professionals have dyes specifically designed to capture fine baby hair that you didn’t even know was there.
“The formulas are colored to match the color of the brows, so they can be incorporated into the shape, giving a much fuller and thicker look.”