When age turns your formerly smooth, well-behaved brows into wayward, wiry rebels, you’re going to need some extra help. Sabah Feroz, resident brow expert at Blink Brow Bar in Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, shares her expert advice on how to tame those furry dragons in 5 easy steps:
1. Trim too-long hairs.
Using a spooled brush that resembles a mascara wand, such as Laura Mercier’s Brow Grooming Brush, comb hair straight up toward your hairline. Then, grab a small pair of scissors like Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors to trim any hairs that extend above your natural brow’s border.
2. Color in gaps.
Using light, upward strokes, fill any visible spaces in your brows with a brow pen like the Milani Brow Tint Pen. Immediately after, brush your brows (again, using upward strokes) with the spooled brush to blend the pen’s color before it dries, Feroz says.
3. Define your brow shape.
With a soft, wax-based pencil like Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Precise, draw a faint outline around your natural brow shape. Then, use your brow brush (yes, again), to brush your brows upward and downward—this smudges and blends the outline into your brows.
4. Gel them for hold.
To set wiry hairs and tame wayward strays, Feroz recommends brushing through brows once more with a tinted brow gel like Blink Eyebrow Grooming Gel or Pacifica Eye Brow Gel. Use short, gentle strokes away from the center of your face on either side.
5. Highlight for contrast.
Still with us? For a final touch that will make the eye look wider, dot a light, sparkly pencil like Blink Brow Bar Highlighter in Pearly White along the underside of your brows, just above the arc of your brow bone, says Feroz. Then, using the sponge tip, blend the lighter shade across your brow bone.
Bonus points: To smooth coarse brows for the long haul, swipe Blink’s Nourishing Brow Oil over your brows at night to keep them soft and the skin beneath them flake-free.