There’s a lot to take into consideration when shaping your brows as a more mature woman
Instagram and YouTube are packed to the brim with tips on how teenagers can do their brows, but what about the rest of us? If you’re having trouble working out which brow shapes, products, and techniques are right for you, then we’ve got you covered.
Choosing the right shape for you
Choosing which brow shape will suit your face best is a tricky thing. What’s currently trending is not perfect for every face, so you need to do a little research. Consider the shape of your face, your skin tone, your eye shape, and how your brows naturally grow.
So what shapes are trending right now? Symmetrical and contoured brows are great for oval faces, and pretty much every age group. Whereas angular and lengthy brows are best suited for more square-shaped faces. They’re also brilliant for middle-aged women as they lift your features up rather than pushing them down. Soft and rounded arches suit not only heart-shaped faces but also the 50+ community; since your hair will inevitably thin as you age, embracing that softness will look very natural and gentle.
There are a brow shape and technique out there for every age group, so take some time to experiment and see what’s right for you.
Time to tweeze
After choosing your desired shape, it’s time to start tweezing. First things first; find a good pair of tweezers.
We highly recommend Regine tweezers. Our tweezers are handmade in Switzerland by trained craftsmen who pay meticulous attention to detail.
Regine tweezers are made from the finest hardened, surgical-grade stainless steel and feature a precise 25-degree angled slant tip perfect for grooming eyebrows and working with delicate contours of the face. These precision instruments undergo a meticulous 40-step finishing process, with each tweezer going under microscope inspection to ensure perfect tip alignment and tension.
They are ideal for grabbing even the smallest and finest hair with ease or the thickest, deep-rooted stubborn hair. The tip is designed to easily grip and pull hair from the root every time, guaranteed.
The Diamond Tip Slant Tweezer has crushed diamonds embedded in the interior of the tips, allowing the tweezers to easily grip the hair and pull it from the root every time.
Identify where your brows should begin and end, marking it with a pencil if need be. You’ll also need to identify where your arch begins, and remove the hair as needed.
Always pull hair in the direction of hair growth, never against the grain. Now since more mature hair can often be thinner, you'll need to take your time, but if you have Regine tweezers, then there's no way that thin hair will snap or slip.
Prime your brows
Don’t apply makeup directly after tweezing, as not only will the product sting, but it may also seep into your open pores. Your hair follicles are very sensitive after tweezing and need some comforting products.
Apply a nourishing brow serum, or aloe gel to the entire brow area once you’ve finished tweezing. Then wait at least 20 minutes to apply makeup. Then apply an eyebrow primer, this will make sure your chosen brow product will stay on longer.
Choose the right makeup products
Brow pomades, gels, pencils, powders; there are tons of ways to fill in our brows. Choosing which one you prefer depends on the thickness of your hair, how oily or dry your brow area is, and the color density.
There’s no point in applying an oily pomade onto brows that are already very moist, because even with a setting spray you may find the product melts over time. If you have oily skin and hair type, we recommend you gravitate towards products such as matte pencils and powders. For dryer skin and hair, oil-based pomades and gels will do the trick.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t generally use one brow product. You’ll need one for finely shaping the brow and another for filling them in. Once you’re tweezed, primed, and ready to go, you can start by defining the edges of the brow.
Use a sharpened brow pencil, or very thin brush coated in your chosen product, and outline where you want your edges to be. You can also take the sharp pencil or brush, to fill in individual hairs that are not as dark or full as you like. Clean up the edges with concealer to create a crisp look.
From here, grab your brow gel or spooly coated in powder, and fill in the remaining gaps. Use a clean spooly to brush the hairs into shape and you’re good to go.
Finish off your look with a setting spray and be sure to tweeze your strays regularly.
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