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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Author: Elle Canada

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

 

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Brow hack: Apply pencil in the centre of the eyebrow

Squared-off brows look super cartoony aka super fake. When using an eyebrow pencil, “always start in the centre, where the brow is going to be more full. Work out toward the tail, and then go back to the anchor [the part closet to the eye],” says Maybelline New York Global Brow Expert, Maribeth Madron. “You don’t want it to be solid all the way across. A natural eyebrow is going to be a little bit finer and thinner at the beginning and the end.” Our muse? Hailey Baldwin. Bonus: This will also help to diminish the look of crow’s feet by keeping focus on the middle of the brow.   READ MORE: Video: Review of the new Kylie Lip Kit shades and formula

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Brow hack: Work the pencil in the direction of hair growth

Again, natural is the goal here. “You want to avoid kind of going back and forth, that’s going to give you a very drawn-on look,” says Madron. Little flicks of the pencil will mimic the look of hair. Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo by Eyestudio in Soft Brown ($10), at drug stores and mass-market retailers.   READ MORE: You only need 5 beauty products to get Bella Hadid's red carpet look

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Brow hack: Work gel in both directions – especially if you have fine hair

“If you don’t go in both directions [with gel] you’re wasting an opportunity to add fullness,” says Madron. She recommends starting at the end and working backwards. “This is also great if you have grey hairs and if you’re using brow conditioners to grow out your brows and they’re coming in fine and invisible.” Maybelline Brow Drama Eyestudio in Deep Brown ($10), at drug stores and mass-market retailers.   READ MORE: 12 beauty products that contain It-ingredient charcoal

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Brow hack: If you have a square jawline, try a straight brow

If your face shape is more Natalie Portman than Edie Campbell, emphasize the tail of the brow, even extending it out a bit to balance face.   READ MORE: Kylie Jenner's latest Lip Kit shade is named after her sister

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Brow hack: Apply product on top of the brow, not below

This is especially key for straight brows. “Above, you can hide product, it’s going to lift up your eyebrow, and then make the cheekbone pop. If you’re working on this area on the lower part it’s going to round out your brow, make you look older, and accentuate the thinness,” says Madron. See Chantel Jeffries for inspo.   READ MORE: Charlotte Olympia is the latest designer to team up with M.A.C Cosmetics

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Brow hack: Choose your colour wisely - Part 1

“If you have really dark hair and very light eyes, you want to match the brow to the hair colour. If you had very dark eyes – like Jennifer Lopez – you’d pick up the highlight [colour of your hair], make the brows a little bit lighter, then the eyes pop.”   READ MORE: 26 beauty game changers you need to know

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Brow hack: Choose your colour wisely - Part 2

If you have blond hair, you have two options, explains Madron. Blonds with fair skin and light eyes should opt for slightly darker brows to define the eye area. (See Gigi.) If you’re a brunette with darker eyes who has lightened their hair, you can go lighter on the brows. Gorgeous redheads, meanwhile, should stay within the ashy (cool tone) colour palette so it doesn’t make your eyebrows look orange.   READ MORE: Backstage beauty at Toronto Fashion Week F/W '16

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8 hacks that will change your brow game

Brow hack: Fake lightened brows

Bleached brows are huge on the catwalks, but we get it, they’re not for everyone. To lighten up your brows for a night – a look that pairs really well with a smoky eye or strong lip – use a blond pencil or crayon. Follow the natural shape of the brow, wiggling product in. Follow with a sculpting wax also in blond. Or, for a more dramatic look, use a white or nude eye pencil. “Pencil in the shape first to make sure you have the structure you want, and then dip a clear mascara ward and then lightly brush it through,” says Madron.   READ MORE: Shadow sticks are the best thing to ever happen to eyeshadow

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