As we approach 2020, we though it’s only right to look back at one of the biggest, and most consistent, beauty trends from the last 10 years – the big natural brows.
You can thank model Cara Delevingne for bringing back the thick brows at the beginning of the decade, and as we get closer to the new year, you can expect the bushy brows to stick around, but they will be a little more fluffy and undone.
One brand that has been looking after our brows over the past few years is Benefit Cosmetics, and we have asked their regional brow artist Yara Ayoob to share her tips to having the best pair of brows in Dubai.
“Having the best brows in Dubai is actually a lot easier than you think! With the fast-paced vibes of this metropolitan city, everyone always wants to look and feel at their best. The key to this is your brows. Your brows are the first thing that people see when they look at you; they frame your face and give it structure.”
Wax On, Wax Off
The first thing you need to do is make sure those brows are clean and shaped to perfection. Benefit Brow Bars across the country are known for being the haven of all your brow needs. With more than 40 years of experience in brows, our talented brow artists will wax, tint and style your brows to match your face shape perfectly. Waxing your brows will make them look super defined and clean which instantly makes them stand out. Not to mention it exfoliates your skin and leaves you looking glowy and fresh.
Follow the Map
Before filling in your brows, you need to know exactly where your brows start, arch, and end. This technique is called Brow Mapping. Finding these three points is crucial and will change your brow game forever. You’re going to need a super thin pencil like Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil to help you locate them.
- Find the start: Place the pencil vertically at the dimple of your nose and mark the area straight up. Finding the start of your brow will give your nose a slimming effect that acts like a natural contour.
- Find your arch: Look into a mirror straight ahead, position the pencil at the corner of your nose and through the pupil of your eye to the top of your brow and add a mark. Finding your true arch will lift your brows and opens your eyes.
- Find the end: All you have to do is lay the pencil at corner of your nose to the outer corner of your eye and mark the area. This will give your face balance and symmetry.
Finally, connect the dots to create an outline which will help you to easily fill in your brows. You’re one step closer to having the best brows in Dubai.
Prepare the Filling
One of the best techniques to use when filling in your brows is to draw some hair-like strokes throughout them. Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil will be your best brow friend for this look. Start off by brushing your brows upwards to locate any gaps you have. With a super light hand, use a flicking motion to draw hairs in the direction of your brow hair growth to achieve a volumised and full brow look. Alternate the pressure of the strokes to give your brows the amazing dimension they deserve. Brush your brows once more to blend any harsh lines.
Set, Set, Set!
Setting your brows is super important especially in Dubai with the heat and humidity. Without this step, all your work could go away by noon! Brush 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel through your brows with the long-sided bristles of the double-sided wand to coat your brow hairs. Flip over to the side with the short bristles to tame your brows and put them in place. You can even brush your brow hairs upwards for an edgy, feathery look.
Lift Those Brows
Use High Brow Eyebrow Highlighter to give your brows (and your face) a lift! Apply it under your brows from start to end and blend with your fingers. The lovely linen-pink colour of this highlighter compliments everyone and makes your brows look crisp and fresh. Your face will instantly look illuminated and your eyes will open up! This step is super easy you could even do it in the parking lot before you get out of your car.
There you have it, five simple steps that will have you turning heads all over Dubai
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