Some of us with thinner, more delicate eyebrows have a tough time with bold, dramatic, painted-on brow looks, am I right? If you're in this camp and you've been looking for tips on how to create polished brows without overdoing it, we've got some great ones from Estee Lauder artist Carly Wolk. In the video tutorial below, Carly shows us a neat concealer trick for faking a more defined arch, and two ways to fill in thin brows that still look natural. One approach results in a softer, lifted look; the other delivers a slightly bolder look that won't dominate your face. Plus Carly shows us what a difference a little adjustment for wide-set eyes can make.
how to fill in thin brows without overdoing it
Here's a recap of the makeup items Carly used in our video:
She then filled in Gillian's delicate brows with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Brow Lift Duo pencil ($32.50 at sephora.ca and $27 at sephora.com) which has a highlight shade on one end to create a visual lift under the brow.
If you have near-black or black hair and a fair complexion, maybe you have trouble with brunette eyebrow pencils like I do -- they're always too red. My friend Lesa Hannah, beauty director at Fashion Magazine, suggested I try what she uses: the Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Noir Cendre ($33 at thebay.com and $29 at nordstrom.com) -- and it's a win. Plus the pencil has a spoolie on one end for combing through brow hair and blending the colour. Handy.
Now let's recap with some before-and-after images of lovely Gillian.
If you'd like to have an artist show you what any of these techniques can do for you, an Estée Lauder artist would be pleased to help -- these are part of the brand's signature series 3-minute makeup moves.
What do you think? How about that three-dot highlighter trick for enhancing the arch -- would you do that? And what do you prefer when it comes to brows? A dramatic look or a softer finish?