Often underestimated, eyebrows are fundamental in makeup: here's how to best define them
The eyebrows are a very important part of the face, they characterize it and make it expressive. Just think of the theatrical characterizations, in which the angry actors have thick and arched eyebrows or the mimes, with a sad expression with their eyebrows drawn down.
Defining them, therefore, is an integral part of a complete makeup. Even a simple touch of transparent gel is enough to comb them or colored to fill a few holes, but the methods for drawing them are many, depending on the effect you want to recreate.
The classic pencil to pin
The most classic and common method to define the eyebrows is the pencil to be pinned with the pencil sharpener. In various colors, it is a medium-soft waxy pencil, with which to draw arches or fill small holes caused by too risky epilation or natural conformation. They are easy to find and exist in various colors, the important thing is to remember to pin them to always have a sharp tip. Choose a color similar to your fur color and remember not to tread too much on your hand, the artificial and too fake effect is just around the corner.
The pencil with a thin, retractable tip
Among the pencils there are also those with a very thin and retractable tip, which do not need to be pinned. They are much more precise and also ideal for drawing small hairs, for a more natural and less drawn effect. Be careful not to press too hard when drawing because the lead is fragile and in danger of breaking. Therefore, it is better not to let it escape too much from the packaging but only the right amount and, if necessary, slide it again. They are usually harder than classic pencils precisely because they are more precise, having to keep the tip so as not to have to sharpen them.
The brow pomade, the high-strength ointment
They have depopulated on social networks for defined and sharp eyebrows: they are the brow pomade, the eyebrow creams. They are applied with a flat, angled brush but are not so easy to use. The risk is to take too much product, for an artifact effect, like a bad tattoo. With the brow pomade you can create very defined looks, redesigning the arches and filling the tail, remaining lighter in the initial part. However, you can also create more natural and defined looks, with very thin brushes, going to recreate the hair where it is missing. However, it is difficult to dose the product well and choose the shade, which must not be too light or too dark.
The colored or transparent mascara, quick and easy to use
For those who do not have much manual skills or do not have to fill holes or redesign parts of the eyebrows, the ideal is colored mascara. Very easy to use, it looks like a normal mascara but of reduced size, even the brush. The formula is similar to that of ointments but usually less pigmented, so as not to risk applying too much product. Transparent gels are an alternative to colored mascaras, perfect for keeping eyebrows in order or combing them upwards. They work like a real gel, going to stop the eyebrows as they are combed.