Beauty blog: All about brows
While they may not be the very first thing you think of when it comes to applying your make-up, Ibiza make-up experts and creative directors of Smack Ibiza Sara Muhammad and Corina Smith say the eyebrows are a really important part of your look because they frame the face and help you look groomed and sleek.
Here the brow experts show three different types of current eyebrow trends and tell you how to achieve them.
1. The fresh, natural brow (below)
For a natural ‘fresh brow’ look, it’s best to just brush them out and up slightly using a eyebrow brush -one that imitates a mascara wand. There’s no need to define with powder or pencil. Instead we used Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up in Blonde to add a hint of definition and set in place.
2. The defined brow (above)
Great for people who have sparse or fine brows. Use an angled eyebrow brush to first apply shadow to the brows. Start along the bottom of the thickest part of the brow and blend outwards giving a slight sharpened effect at the ends, filling in any gaps. It’s always a good idea to use a shade lighter than your brow hair, as it looks more natural and you can build up the desired definition without it looking fake. We used Omega Eye Shadow by M.A.C. If you’re using browny tones, make sure its a cold brown with no red undertone. Eyebrows are then shaped and set in place with clear brow gel
3. The graphic brow (below)
Much more edgy and fashion forward than the formerly popular ‘Scouse brow’, the graphic brow is most likely to be seen in fashion magazines, catwalk shows and on dancers shimmying on stage in Ibiza’s super clubs, but it is now also making its way to everyday chicas.
The truly daring can pair it with a bold lip or make a chic style statement by keeping the rest of the make-up minimal. We used M.A.C. Fluidline Eye-liner Gel in Black Track to achieve this look. Using an angled liner brush, first outline the edges of the brow to create a sharp, graphic edge, then paint on the product to fill in. To finish the graphic brow, you can also add a slick of vaseline or Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for a complete catwalk look.