Every face deserves a perfect frame, and one way to bring out your best is to keep your brows sharply groomed. We caught up with brow expert Shokou Shahidi Rezvani, lead stylist at Thread Eyebrows in West Hollywood, to give us a few tips on whipping your brows into shape.
The Professional Touch
Initial brow shaping should be left in the hands of a pro. Left to your own devices, it’s easy to overpluck. “It’s best to go to a professional,” says brow expert Shokou Shahidi Rezvani, lead brow stylist at Thread Eyebrows in West Hollywood.
Iman Perfect Eyebrow Pencil
This brow pencil is great for filling in sparse areas and has a handy comb and sharpener, too.
The best brows follow their natural brow shape, so don’t be tempted to copy a brow shape based on your preferences or the latest trend. “The original shape is the best shape for your face,” says Rezvani. “These days everyone wants arched eyebrows, arched brows don’t fit everyone’s face.”
Sally Hansen Brows That Wow Diamond Slant Tip Tweezer
The slant tip on these tweezers grasps ultra-fine hairs firmly while its stainless steel handles with contoured grip offer precision and control.
If you must shape your brows in between professional visits, only tweeze the obvious hairs closer to the eyelid and avoid taking hairs from the top where it’s harder to determine if they will affect your overall brow shape. And beware of over-plucking! “If the eyebrow has been plucked too thin, it can take over a year to grow them back to their fullest,” says Rezvani.
For natural-looking, long-lasting coverage, this marker will fill in your brows beautifully.
Threading has become the brow-removal method du jour, which Rezvani says offers the longest-lasting results. “With waxing or tweezing, you often miss the smaller hairs. When you do get them, you don’t get them from the root and the hairs will grow back in a day or two. With threading, it’s really clean and can get even the tiniest of hairs from the root.”
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
Create natural, full brows with this lightweight, sheer to medium coverage brow compact.
If you have any sparse areas, Rezvani advises filling them in with a brow gel, pencil or by using powder and a thin, angled brush. Avoid using black pencils or powders as they tend to look too harsh and artificial.
Per-fekt Brow Perfection Gel
Get a touch of brow tint along with a mix of glycerin, honey suckle flower extract, and sage which helps to strengthen your brows.