Contouring your cheeks can seem somewhat dated – who wants to be caught making fish-faces in the mirror? – but the same outmoded techniques can sculpt your eyebrows to give you the K-Beauty brows of your K-Drama dreams, all in two minutes or less.
The only guiding principle: Bringing balance and proportion to your face is of the essence for any “look” you’re gunning for, trendy or no. Read on for all the deets:
TOOLS: Ready to ramp up your brow game? The only swag you’ll need on hand are an angled brush and a dual-shade palette, preferably in powder or pencil.
STEP 1. What you do is to draw in the darker hue starting from the centre of your brow, using fleeting flicks to feather it outwards for depth and dimension. This stronger shade is superb for building body where you need it most, but a broad band across the entire brow can come off as severe and strangely stilted.
STEP 2. The solution? Switch to the lighter hue and use the same swift strokes to fill in the inner and outer contours of your brow, where the “baby” hairs are softer, then blend into the darker body of the brow. This subtle interplay between light and dark makes for a multidimensional, infinitely more natural-looking brow. Makes sense, right?
Oh, one last thing. For a relaxed bohemian spin on the blandly homogeneous K-Beauty look, match your extravagant eyebrows with casually smudged lids and sexily smeared smackers. And don’t be too precious about getting your brows to square up just so – there’s a lot to be said about finding beauty in the perfect little imperfections.
So, quick recap: To bring your brows to life, keep the centre darker and the edges lighter, then blend until virtually undetectable. Click through the gallery slides above for my personal pick of the best brow swag to get out of a hairy situation, and #HappyShopping!
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