Beauty

Beauty masterclass: How to get perfect brows every time

Brow guru Lisa Potter-Dixon on flawless eyebrows everyday
Find your shape

Follow these steps from Lisa Potter-Dixon, Benefit Cosmetics head make-up artist and brow guru

1. Line it up

To work out where the start of your brow should be, hold an eyebrow pencil parallel to the edge of your nostril and line it up with the inner corner of your eye. Mark the spot where the tip meets the brow.

2. Get the right angle

Find the highest peak of your arch by lining up the pencil with the edge of your nostril and angling it towards the centre of your iris. Mark the point where the tip hits your brow.

3. Mark the spot

By holding the pencil diagonally, from the outside corner of your nostril to the outside corner of your eye, and marking the spot, you can see where your brow should end. These three markings are your guide for the perfect pluck.

Eyebrow products

Choose your fave formula

We found the best brow products, so you can pick your tool of choice

1. Pick your finish

For a long-lasting lookgo for a gel formula such as L’Oréal Paris UnbelievaBrow Long Wear Brow Gel*, £14.99/1,499 points. Alternatively, a powder will give you a softer finish: we rate Maybelline Master Brow Pro Palette in deep brown or soft brown, £8.99/899 points.

2. Set them in place

Brows need taming? Set and shape with Benefit 24-HR Brow Setter Gel*, £21.50/2,150 points.

3. Amp up the volume

To create a fuller style, amp up the volume with Rimmel London Brow This Way with Argan Oil, £4.49/449 points.

Pro Tip

It’s best to tweeze straight after a shower. This is because the heat naturally loosens hair follicles, making for a less ouchy experience

Tweeze tactics
1. Choose your tools

Ensure your tweezers are in good nickas they become blunt over time. We like Boots Slanted Tweezers Boots exclusive£3.80/380 points. And make sure you have good lighting.

2. Make it swift

Grab each hair as close to the root as possible and tweeze swiftly in the direction of growth. Use a spoolie (it’s like a mascara wand, minus the mascara) to tidy up hairs.

3. Keep it neat

If you have stray, longer hairsuse Luxe Studio Stork Brow ScissorsBoots exclusive£12/1,200 points, to trim small amounts at a time above the brow line. How neat!

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Illustration Willa Gebbie, Photography Imaxtree, Pixeleyes
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