How to Shape Your Brows for the Holiday...Fast
The holidays are coming, and with the impending festivities comes extra sparkle, extra glitter, and yes, extra glam. But why should your party-worthy outfit get all the fun? We think even your eyebrows should get in on the celebration. Yep, with so many holiday parties and get-togethers, we know how important it is to get your brows done beautifully...and quickly. Luckily, we have the perfect at-home brow product for you—The Great Cover Up™ Root Touch Up + Brow Filler to shape and define your brows in a second (and even on the go). It’s rain-proof, sweat-proof and pillow-proof (stays put until your next shampoo!). Here’s how to get holiday-ready brows instantly, as well as the best eyebrow shape for your face shape. Let’s just say it’s our way of wishing everyone a Happy Browidays!
HOW TO USE THE GREAT COVER UP TO SHAPE + SHADE YOUR BROWS
‘Tis the season to be busy, busy, busy, and here’s how to make sure your brows are looking beautiful no matter how much is left on your to-do list.
Choose the perfect shade for your eyebrows
The great thing about The Great Cover Up (and only one of the many reasons we call it Great) is that you can match your brows to your hair color, easy. However, If you don’t know what shade to choose, you can always book a free Video Color Consultation with a Licensed Colorist Concierge. Want to get it NOW? We recommend choosing a shade similar to your hair.
Brush your eyebrows
The Great Cover Up comes with two brushes--a wide brush for covering your roots, and a double-ended brush for your brows. On one end of the brow brush is a spoolie, and the other end is a short brush to fill in over-plucked, over-tweezed, or just plain sparse brows. Using the spoolie end of the brow brush, brush your brows upwards. You can use brow scissors if you have any super long hairs that stick way beyond your brows.
Fill in your eyebrows
Now use the short brush end and fill in your brows with the powder. This is important: do not use a heavy hand here! Small, hair-like strokes are what you want to be doing to mimic the natural look of your eyebrows. No long, flat, thick, straight lines. Use small flicking motions in the direction of your hair growth for the perfect eyebrow.
Brush your eyebrows back in place
Once you’ve filled in your brows, it’s time to brush them back in place using the spoolie. This is when you can play a bit with eyebrow shape.
Create an eyebrow arch
Now it’s time for shaping. The arch is by far the hero of your eyebrows. But if you get the arch wrong, it can be the villain. Arches that are too pointy? You look comically surprised or angry. But even if you weren’t born with a high arch, you can still fake a natural eyebrow shape subtly. Here’s how: hold a pencil against your nostril and line it up diagonally with the center pupil of your eye. Right above there is where you want your eyebrow to arch. The trick is to have a very small peak, nothing too exaggerated. Think soft, subtle...not surprised.
Create your eyebrow end point
Now it’s time to look at the end point of your brows, a.k.a. the “tail” of your brows. Be careful not to overextend the tail, as this can make your face look a little droopy. To measure where the end of your brow should be, place a pencil diagonally at your nostril and line it up with the outer corner of your eye. Where the pencil hits your brow bone is where your brow should end without looking fake. Again, use the short brush and apply with a small flicking motion to mimic the natural look of your brows.
Fill in any sparse spots
What the pluck—we’ve all been there. Over-tweezed, over-plucked, or thinning brows due to aging or health...no matter the cause, The Great Cover Up powder is a fantastic way to make your brows look fuller. Over-plucking has met its match! Just follow the natural shape of your brows and fill in. We recommend starting with a light hand as it’s easier to build than remove powder. This is one reason we prefer brow powder to a brow pencil or a brow gel—it’s easier to apply and results in a natural-looking brow.
Done with your brows? Now for the pièce de résistance! Apply concealer just below your brows to make those perfect brows pop. It looks more natural than using a highlighter, and helps cover up any un-tweezed stray eyebrow hair.