NEW YORK, NY NOVEMBER 4, 2015
If you’ve been growing your brows out in an effort to reach Cara Delevingne status, don’t throw in the towel just yet. Full brows aren’t going anywhere but they will get an update, according to Umbreen Sheikh, founder of Wink Brow Bar. The new look? Tapered brows. “We will definitely be seeing a continuation of the fuller brow this fall, but with a tapering at the end and a slight arch,” she says, adding, “This brow will be youthful but fearless.”
So how does one achieve this brow if you’re not Cara? “Those that cannot have these brows naturally will be able to have brow extensions to create them,” says Sheikh. If you are blessed with full brows, “Leave them alone!” she advises. “Brushing them back with a spoolie/clean mascara wand with brow gel [like Smashbox’s Brow Tech To Go] is a great way of keeping them tame. Applying concealer on new hair growth also works for that in-between growth stage!”
And when you’re creating that coveted arch, be mindful of your face shape. “Face shape completely matters – to start, if you’ve got a heart-shaped face, a softer arch will soften the point of your chin. A well-defined, angular arch can help draw attention up and away from your jaw if you’ve got a square face and a strong brow looks best on an oval face,” Sheikh explains.
There you have it, folks: thin brows are still out but arches are back. Thread at your own risk.