Nothing frames your face and changes your look like a well-groomed pair of eyebrows. Even if you’ve overindulged your tweezing tendencies, you can totally fake it. Jared Bailey, resident brow expert at Benefit Cosmetics, told us how to make your eyebrows work for you.
Need some brow-spiration in the meantime? Click through and see if you can guess which celebs these famous arches belong to.
Keira Knightley’s Strong Brows
“Keeping brows full and lush is one of the easiest tricks a girl can use to take years off her look,” says Bailey. “Trimming the brow is always essential to achieve a perfectly polished and put-together appearance. Start by brushing the hair in the direction of its growth, and trim only the tiny tips that extend more than a few centimeters beyond the natural brow line. Then add a bit of a tinted brow gel like Benefit Speed Brow to tame any unruly hairs.”
Kerry Washington’s Sleek Brows
If your brows could use a bit more oomph, Bailey suggests getting a professional brow tint. “It’s one of the quickest ways to add bit of dimension and depth to any brow, especially ones that are fair or barely there.”
Cara Delevingne’s Iconic Brows
Cara’s brows are truly natural and easy to take care of. “You just don’t pluck them. It’s really simple,” she said in Interview magazine. “I mean, I do, obviously, a little bit, because otherwise I’d have a monobrow, but it’s just about keeping them wild, keeping them free and woolly.”
Sandra Bullock’s Natural-Looking Brows
Natural brows still need a bit of shaping. Bailey suggests seeing a pro to make a shape for you if you’re nervous to do it yourself. You can also use a tool like Benefit Brow Map. “After identifying each point (the start, the arch, and the end), fill in the brow using a natural brow filler,” he says. “Remove the hairs that fall below the shape you’ve just created. This will keep you from going too far into the natural brow shape and over over-tweezing.”