How to Fix Bad Brows

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We all know the importance of beautifully shaped brows and how they play a huge role the overall look of your face. “The right brow shape can make you look younger, happier and more confident! Who doesn’t want that?” says Victoria Gheorghias, senior eyebrow/waxing specialist at Fekkai 5th Avenue in New York. But what happens when you accidentally overpluck? We turned to the pro for the scoop on how you can fix it.

If you’ve overplucked and you’re left with thin, shapeless brows, Gheorghias says you must begin the growing-in process. “In the meantime, you can fill them in with a good brow product, and everyone is talented with a different type—some prefer pencil while others feel more comfortable with powder.” The most important thing is to find the right shade. “The color of your brow product must always be a shade lighter than the color of your hair to blend in subtly,” adds Gheorghias. “Use a very light touch on your skin and don’t feel the need to make an outline of your brow. Only use feather-like strokes in the sparse areas.”

So how can you avoid the “drawn on” look? Gheorghias says the key is to use very light, soft strokes that mimic your natural brow hair. “Blend, blend, blend with a spoolie brush to soften down the color if it looks too harsh. For a pencil, the best product is as thin and sharp as possible; this helps to mimic hair-like strokes.”

For those who go really overboard and the pencils and powders just aren’t cutting it, you may need to visit a dermatologist who can prescribe a hair growth product. “I love Latisse to see major results,” says Gheorghias. You can also try an at-home DIY method. “I suggest using castor oil. Dip a brush into it and then apply it to sparse areas of your brows before bed. Wait 20 minutes, and then follow with your nighttime skin regimen. Remember: Only brush in the sparse areas, where you’d fill in with a pencil. It’s one of my at-home secrets!”

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