How to shape eyebrows when you wear a face mask: tips from experts and the best beauty products for a perfectly groomed look
- Out-of-control brows are out and a more defined – but still full – look is in. Now, more than ever, well-shaped eyebrows can make a big statement
- A beauty expert says that anyone who wants perfectly groomed brows needs just two products: an eyebrow pencil and eyebrow mascara
Face masks may have taken away the ability to communicate emotions through smiles or frowns, but they’ve also put an emphasis on the role of our eyes – and eyebrows – in non-verbal communication.
Now, more than ever, well-shaped eyebrows can make a big statement.
For a long time, the rule was the thinner the eyebrow, the more fashionable. Think of all the plucking that took place in the 2000s to create the small, wormlike shape that was considered in vogue.
Zill, from the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association, says that anyone who wants perfectly groomed brows needs just two products: an eyebrow pencil and eyebrow mascara.
First, fill in the gaps in your brows with an eyebrow pencil, she says. “Use many small strokes and little pressure.”
And second, use the mascara to arrange your brows in the right shape and make sure they stay that way.
“To make sure it looks natural … you should always go a shade lighter than your natural eyebrow colour,” Zill says.
“I worked on the eyebrows with a light touch of Diorshow Brow Styler and Diorshow Pump ‘n’ Brow, so that they looked natural while adding structure to the eyes,” says Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior make-up.
At Chanel, Lucia Pica, global creative make-up and colour designer for the brand, “brushed up and defined brows” with the Stylo Sourcils Waterproof pencil and Le Gel Sourcils, an eyebrow gel.
Additional reporting by Vincenzo La Torre