Recently, the eyebrow has gained almost everyone’s admiration. Apart from keeping perspiration out of your eyes, it defines, harmonizes, and even elevates your face. So once you have settled on the shape and shade that suits you best, it is natural that you would want to maintain the results.
These days, you sort of can. Professional eyebrow treatments and products have made it possible to have longer-lasting brows, even for those who are not naturally daring, full, or smooth. Of course, with power comes responsibility. Some of these services are semi-permanent, and if done incorrectly, they can damage the skin, appear blurry, damage the hair, or have the wrong shade. Therefore, the first step is to find an expert who knows what they are doing.
Moreover, while the overall benefit of these eyebrow treatments is the convenience of waking up to beautiful brows for weeks or even months on end, some low-maintenance brow care is also advisable. Here is a breakdown of your options.
This eyebrow treatment takes less than 10 minutes, costs around $30, is painless – and can make your brows appear much fuller and more prominent. “The effect is noticeable for those who are blonde, but many people – even dark brunettes – have light-colored hair within their brows,” says Dani Kimiko Vincent, a makeup artist and brow specialist in Los Angeles. “Tinting brings them out. My clients often realize that they have more eyebrow hairs and fewer gaps in their shape than they thought.” (You should see these amazing before-and-after photos of an editor’s brow tint.)
The semi-permanent dye can last for four to six weeks. During that time, you can pluck any stray hairs and shape your brows using a nourishing brow gel. Vincent’s new product, Kimiko The Brow Sensei (Buy It, $33, kimikobeauty.com), has a vegan formula that strengthens brows with peptides while keeping them in place.
Kimiko The Brow Sensei
“If your brows are curly, unruly, or grow downward, then eyebrow lamination is an exciting option,” says Shaughnessy Otsuji, a cosmetic and restorative tattoo artist in Los Angeles who charges $100 for the eyebrow treatment.
The method employs a permanent solution to temporarily unwind eyebrow strands, resulting in an elongated and sleeker appearance with a redirected upward direction. Additionally, they become more flexible, giving off a fluffier appearance.” Outcomes endure for a period of four to eight weeks.
To maintain moisture in your eyebrows, you can use Revitalash Cosmetics Lash & Brow Masque (Purchase It, $49, nordstrom.com) twice a week. The formula features tube technology that delivers ginseng, white nettle, and biotin to each strand. After 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and remove the mask with the provided comb.
Having sparse eyebrow hair is not an issue. “Microblading, the most popular form of brow tattooing, utilizes multiple tiny needles to implant pigment under the skin to replicate the appearance of very fine, realistic-looking hairs,” says Otsuji. “The pigment fades and the thin hair strokes diminish over time, so clients come back for touch-ups every year or so.”
Nano blading is a similar technique, but it employs a single needle, which is more effective on thick, textured, or oily skin. With this approach, the technician can also create powder or ombré brows. “Instead of strokes, we create softer, shaded shapes for a more filled-in, powdery appearance,” says Otsuji. (Treatments start at $500.) Regardless of the eyebrow procedure, keep the area dry and refrain from picking or scratching while it heals. (Next up: The 10 Best Eyebrow Fillers for Every Type of Brow)
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