Whether you want Kate Middleton’s regal arches or the wild, wolf-like gaze of model Natalia Vodianova, the first step is to stop overplucking and let your eyebrows grow. Serge Hodonou, a makeup artist in Paris whose clients include Björk and Freida Pinto, talks us through the next steps to your perfect eyebrows.
1. Identify your face shape
“You need to create proportion,” Hodonou says. “On a long, angular face, a curved brow will add roundness and softness. On a more rounded face, straight brows will create a more angular, defined structure.”
2. Choose the right colour
“Stick to shades of brown and stay clear of black, as this will bring harshness to the face, even on natural brunettes,”?he says. “Blondes should go for a shade just a little darker than their natural colour, such as light brown.”
3. Create your shape
“Thickly draw in the shape you want with an eyebrow pencil or some loose powder. I don’t use a liquid eyeliner pen because it doesn’t look natural. Apply a lot of colour on the top half of the eyebrow (not under) as this will help lengthen and widen your gaze. Once you reach the tip of the eyebrow, never go too low because it will drag the eye down.”
4. Tap it out
“Aim for natural, not drag queen. Tap and brush the colour using your fingers and then use a Q-tip to remove any excess. Use the Q-tip to blend in the colour and avoid graphic straight lines that look fake,”?he says.