August 24th, 2022
We can’t help but be obsessed with great brows. Thanks to celebs like Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and Bella Hadid we’ve seen all types of brow trends this year alone. Brows have become somewhat of an accessory that can make your entire look. While your face shape, eye shape, and lifestyle all impact what type of brows will work best for you, one often forgotten factor is your age. “Over time, the muscles on our face slacken, which is why it’s so important to maintain healthy brows over the years, as they resonate with youthfulness,” says Brow Expert, and CEO of Rubis Tweezers, Fides Baldesberger.
So where do you begin on your journey to fabulous brows? Fides reveals the secrets for making your eyebrows big, bold, and beautiful at any age.
In Your 20s…
The goal in your twenties, when hair growth is at its peak, is to grow out the brows for a fuller look. This means tweeze sparingly, only in areas far outside your brow-shape range. Over-plucking makes the brows too far apart and can throw off the whole shape, so aim to keep a finger’s width between each brow.
With plucking any hairs you want to ensure precision so use slanted tweezers to pluck one hair at a time that strays out of your brow shape (Rubis Classic Slanted Tweezer £21.50)
Need help with the growth? Use Colorsport Serum (£14.98) for thicker, stronger brows in just 30 days.
In Your 30s…
Your thirties are the perfect time to embrace your natural brow and not try to force them into a different shape. Make sure you pick a brow shape that fits the flow of your true hair growth. If you have inherently soft rounded brows, then try and avoid tweezing them into a very sharp angular line. Don’t try to change your brows dramatically, simply guide them.
Make sure to not over-tweeze the insides of your brows; keep the outline as neat as possible. This will make sure the body of your brow remains healthy while dealing with strays. After all, the more you pluck the same area, the thinner those hairs will grow back. This is due to damage to the hair follicle, so use this knowledge to ward away strays only. Again you want precision plucking, so using a pointer tweezer will ensure you pluck the one hair from the root (Rubis Pointer Tweezer £21.50).
When filling in your brows choose colours that are one shade lighter if your hairs are naturally dark, or one shade darker if your hairs are naturally light and you want to make them darker.
In Your 40s…
Start raising your eyebrow. You want to create a bigger space between the eyebrow and the orbital space, the area around your eye. This will help create a more youthful appearance and open up the face more instead of sagging it downwards.
Take a leaf out of the books of J-Lo, Elizabeth Hurley, or Laverne Cox and try out some straight and longer styles. This will make your eyes look wider and more awake. Over-plucking will be your downfall, so be sure to keep a neat shape and focus on making your arch as straight as possible.
Again you want to create a larger space between your brows, which in turn widens your eyes, and gives the impression of a tighter face. Thinning out your eyebrow slightly at the bottom will allow your brow bone to shine. Choosing a steep arch will also accentuate the face-lift element, and give you a classic silver-screen look that’s to die for.
Our hair also gets lighter as we get older so you may find that your brows are whiter and less dense than they once were. To combat this, many people over-tweeze, over-fill, and make them way too dark. You need to work with your natural brows to get the most organic results possible. With this in mind, make sure that your shape isn’t too thin, or too tattoo-like. Soft yet angular brows create that face-lift effect without the fakeness that harsh dark lines can cause on older skin. As with any age group, making sure your brows match the roots of your scalp will also keep things natural and elegant.
On top of all of this, your eyebrows are yours. If you want to experiment with colours and shapes, do it for you and with confidence!
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