The big, bold brows trend doesn’t seem likely to disappear anytime soon, but it’s not always easy to achieve a Joan Smalls worthy look. With so many brow offerings on the market (Pencils! Gels!), you might not know what product is best for you.
Below, Laura Mercier Director of Global Creative Artistry Benjamin Ruiz has highlighted the benefits of different types of brow products:
· A Hint of Tint: For a soft and more transparent brow look, try a gel formula like Laura Mercier Brow Definer, $22 – it’s ideal for someone who wants to “tint” the brows, cover any grey hairs or fill in gaps or scars.
· Structurally-Sound: Use an Eyebrow Pencil, like Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil, $22, when you want to create structure or replicate tiny hair-like strokes. Ruiz states, “I’m obsessed with Brow Pencils because I love to recreate the appearance of individual hairs that look real and authentic. The trick is to get the pencil really sharp and then stabilize the hand to avoid putting too much pressure on the pencil. Apply the pencil in the center of brow, pull up and off and repeat.”
· Fill In for the Win: Looking for a product to just fill in brows and provide a little shape? Try Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo, $26 – a two-pan compact that allows you to custom-blend a precise shade that works best to create naturally, beautiful eye brows. Ruiz notes, “Brow Powder Duo is universally the easiest product and most forgiving to use.”