8 Ways to Up Your Brow Game

Michele Zipp | Mar 18, 2016 Beauty & Style

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Gone are the days of overplucked eyebrows, but many of us haven't recovered from hours spent removing too many hairs. Thankfully there are proven ways to up your brow game.

There are temporary fixes for the timid and also semi-permanent solutions to get those bold brows. Proven to be a confidence builder, eyebrows can really transform your face, and the right brow with a natural look can make you feel even more beautiful. Here are eight great ways to get you to better brows.

 

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  • Put down the tweezers.

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    It's hard to resist the urge to pluck, but as many of us know, sometimes we don't know when to stop and the next thing you know, you've gone too far. Ease off the tweezers (hide them if you have to) and let the hairs grow. You may find you are quite pleased with the shape -- and then, yes, pluck the strays that are out of place ... but do so while exercising extreme caution and restraint so you don't go overboard. And never ever shave.

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  • Use a stylus pencil.

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    To achieve the natural but bold brow look at home, try NUDESTIX Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel ($24, sephora.com) -- it comes in blonde, dirty blonde, brown, and brown/black, and you should choose the color that most closely matches your natural hairs. The triangular top allows you to fill in color more easily and the gel sets it.

  • Stop trusting just anyone to do your brows.

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    How many of us are guilty of spur-of-the-moment eyebrow treatments at places we know nothing about? *Raises hand.* That's often where eyebrow disasters happen, leaving us with what look like emaciated caterpillars above our eyes. Don't let this happen to you. Take care and research who to trust with your brows.

  • Get familiar with a brow kit.

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    With your own steady hand, Guerlain's Eyebrow Kit ($53, nordstrom.com) can also transform your brows. After choosing the colors that work best with your face, you can use the three powders and highlighter to up your brow game. Apply wet or dry.

  • Try threading.

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    This ancient technique of hair removal can help with hair growth. Umbreen Sheikh, founder and CEO of Wink Brow Bar, has said, "Professional threading (the organic art of removing hair without chemicals) is the most natural and gentle way to achieve full, lush brows. It stimulates hair growth within the brow in a natural, organic, and chemical-free way by exfoliating the skin and allowing hair follicles to grow healthily." If you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for?

  • Give them a peptide talk!

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    A new product has emerged designed to help with eyebrow (and lash) growth. HydroPeptide Lash ($96, hydropeptide.com) contains a peptide complex of hydrogenated lecithin, lemon peel extract, soybean oil, and sodium hyaluronate hydrate, along with biotin and folic acid to help stimulate growth and lushness. The serum is applied at night a few times a week for optimal results.

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  • Brow tinting.

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    Another way to achieve a better brow is by tinting. Wink Brow Bar's Umbreen describes it as "another great option for women looking to add fullness and definition to their brows." A semi-permanent tint is added to the brows and it can last up to six weeks.

  • Microblading.

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    If you haven't heard of microblading yet, you will -- it's a total game-changer for brows. Jen Terban-Hertell has learned the art and is beautifying brows at East Side Ink in New York City. Microblading is popular in Japan, China, and Russia and has slowly made its way to the States. A microblade is a tool that, when used by a skilled microblader, will tattoo fine lines that look just like eyebrow hairs.

    Terban-Hertell is a master at the art of the brow, and she skillfully works with each client's face to create a natural brow look. Results last 18 months or more and Terban-Hertell's prices start at $350 with the first touch-up free. Her clients range in age from in their 20s to their 80s, and with each one she sees a beautiful transformation. "Clients gain such confidence from microblading," she said. "It can truly transform the face, adding natural-looking brows to overplucked areas or [when there is] hair loss due to age. Clients call me after saying how it has made them feel really pretty, and that makes me love to do them even more."

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