The Best Celeb Brow Secrets, Revealed

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If glam squads are the secret to Hollywood’s best hair, makeup and style, then these three gurus may hold the answer to something that’s potentially more important to your look (as in, you never wash or take them off and they pretty much frame your whole entire face): your brows. Still don’t have your shape down to a science? Steal these celeb-approved, lesser-practiced tricks from the specialists.

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Highlight + Brush
Award-winning arch and celebrity makeup artist Kelley Baker—she’s Khloé Kardashian’s pro—swears by the fact that there are some lesser-known ways to look younger, via a quick tweak of the brows. (Bonus: This one doesn’t involve the age-old perfect-brow issue of patience and giving them time to grow.) “One trick is to highlight the brow bone to open up your eyes. The second is to brush your brows up with a clear brow gel, which makes them look fuller than they naturally are.”

Wispy Is Wonderful
Baker says her new favorite brow trend is the “wispy brow”—where you leave the top part of the inner part (closest to your nose) of your brow a little longer, as opposed to a perfectly defined trim. “This creates a softer look.”

Let It Grow
In line with the “just let it go theme,” New York celebrity brow expert Elke Von Freudenberg is liking the slightly messier brow as of late, as she thinks it looks really natural and younger. “Clients are liking it as well, as the growing-in phase looks good and they can go longer between appointments.”

Your Natural Shape Should Guide You
Julia Roberts’ brow go-to Tonya Crooks (aka, The Brow Gal, who also counts Megan Fox, Fergie, Eva Mendes, Halle Berry and Britney Spears as clients) shares that the science to the Pretty Woman’s full-brow look is keeping them as thick as possible and following her natural shape. “Julia has beautiful arc-shaped brows that we enhance with our number three pencil and a little brow tint. A couple of reasons she looks so timeless is due to her thick, fuller and darker brows.”

Take the Full Picture Into Account
Von Freudenberg says the number-one request she’s been getting from the modeling agencies recently is to make and keep the brows as thick and full as possible. “A naturally messy looking brow is the rage at the moment, where the brow is looking slightly messy by a row or two underneath the whole brow. The thinner the brow, the less work the model gets as it looks outdated. Also, brow hairs are uncut to look much longer as well.”

You May Want to Pause on Pomade
In Baker’s opinion, one brow trend that takes some mastering is the “pomade brow.” “Typically, I think pomades make the brows look overly drawn on.”

Master the Fine Art of Filling
“Shay Mitchell is doing her brows right!” Baker says. “She’s got filling in her brows down! Every time I see her I give her a handful of my Kelley Baker Brows Brow Defining Pencils ($22) in brown so she has one on her at all times and for when she travels. She even has a few videos showing her fans how she does them.”

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