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How to perfect those brows – according to Pippa!

We need all the help we can get...

The difference a set of brows can make!!
The difference a set of brows can make!!

Brows are one of the most important factors to take into consideration when it comes to beautifying your face – they can make or break a look.

If you over pluck, wax and thread, you’re left looking in a constant state of surprise, whereas if you leave them too long, they completely take over.

Learning from past mistakes with her own eyebrows, Irish model Pippa O’Connor took to her popular blog, Pippa.ie and said: “I, like most others, totally over plucked my brows. Mine were way too arched too, which I didn’t need to emphasise as they are naturally quite high anyhow. Over arching them made it look like I was constantly surprised!”

Her old brows were completely over-plucked
They certainly look different now

Pippa followed a few simple steps to improve her brow game, and it’s surprisingly easy. Want to fix up your own? We’re here to help!

Step 1 – Undo some damage, and seek professional help
Sometimes there’s no way for any mere mortal to undo a lifelong habit of over-plucking without the help of someone trained in that field. Pippa recommends going to a HD pro brow artist, who helped her shape her new brows perfectly.

“The HD brow experience features tinting, waxing and threading to give you perfectly defined brows. Your eyebrows will be perfectly shaped, arched and colored but to suit your face shape and coloring,” Pippa recently said.

After visiting a brow artist, it’s only necessary to visit every couple of months, as you can maintain them yourself in between sessions – great news for us and our bank accounts!

She swears by HD brows!
She swears by HD brows!

Step 2 – Use the correct beauty products
Once the brows have been fixed up, it’s time to enhance them with some beauty products.

Whether you prefer pencil, gel or eye shadow, there’s a product out there for you. Gels are perfect for a bold, strong look, eyeshadows allow for a softer and more manageable approach, and pencils are so simple and versatile that you could do it in a matter of seconds – perfect for that midday fix-up!

It’s also important to then set the brows, either with a clear gel, or one with a hint of colour to match your eyebrow shade. Rimmel and Benefit both do brilliant brow setters!

Rimmel's eyebrow setter
Rimmel’s eyebrow setting gel

Step 3 – Put the tweezers down
Now that all the tough work has been done, it’s time to show them brows some love and step away from the tweezers.

There’s no need to constantly check your brows for regrowth and always have a tweezers attached to your hand. Once every one or two weeks is more than enough to pluck away the stray hairs, after all, you don’t want to end up back where you started.

These girls know how to work a fuller brow!
These girls know how to work a strong brow!

Now, who’s ready to try out some new, fuller brows?

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