Spring Beauty Trend: Big, Bold Brows

This season, fashion houses are sending their models down the runway with thick brows, including Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and Moschino.

From left: Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Louis vuitton (S/S 2013)

From left: Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Louis vuitton (S/S 2013)

Tools of the trade: Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil (S$29), Erabelle Techno Tweezer (S$61), Tweezerman Point Tweezers (US$22), Benefit Brow Zings

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Turns out, having thicker brows isn’t as intimidating as it seems – in fact, thicker brows can make you look more youthful, as your eyebrows can naturally thin out over time. Nevertheless, here are some handy tips for this season’s brow:

1. Keep it in shape! Thicker brows demand as much, if not more, attention to detail than thin brows, since they command more attention. While brow shapes go in and out of fashion, the best brow shape is your natural arch, beginning in line with the corner of your nose and the inner corner of your eye, with its highest point above the outer edge of your iris, and ending in line with the corner of your nose and the outer corner of your eye.

2. Pick the right shade. Your brows should match your hair, but if you have very fair hair, going a couple of shades darker is also a good idea. While most people opt for browns, a grey shade works well too if you have black hair, and looks less ruddy on Asian skins. Black may look harsh on fairer skins, but looks fantastic on ladies with both dark skin and hair.

3. Do it your way! This season, thicker brows were paired with everything from a sixties style red lip, to a minimalistic no-makeup face, to glowy skin, and everything in between. So don’t think thicker brows constrain your look; instead, go forth and experiment, or just pair it with your favourite look!

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Jerlene lives a triple life as a caffeine-consuming zombie in the morning, a hardworking multi-faceted office employee in the day, and a passionate beauty writer at night. Since its inception in 2009, her beauty blog, Of Faces and Fingers, has been featured in various print and online publications, including Allure Korea and Fabulous Magazine. You can also find her on Twitter as @musicalhouses and on Facebook.

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