During this time of at-homing and self-isolating, our friends at Benefit have given their blessing for us all to take brow-matters into our own hands! Below, national brow artist Breigh Bellavance's top three ways to manage those arches at home. —Vita Daily
let ‘em grow. What better opportunity to let brow hairs grow out? No one is going to see them so there’s no need to worry about the in-between growth stage! For an added boost of nutrients to encourage growth, use a conditioner like BrowVo! Conditioning Primer ($38). This nutrient-rich primer keeps the brow hair and follicle feeling healthy and strong using soy and keratin.
shape up. If we’ve learned anything about brows over the years, it’s that it’s easy to get carried away with a pair of tweezers and a magnifying mirror. To avoid over-tweezing, follow these simple tips for a fool-proof at-home brow map: first, find the start, arch and end points of your brows by using a straight edge, like a brow pencil, as a measuring device. Then, with the brow pencil tip pointed upward, measure vertically from each nostril. Draw a vertical line at the front of each brow. For the arch, measure diagonally from each nostril, through the outer edge of your iris, then draw a vertical line with your pencil right through the brow. End by measuring diagonally from the edge of your nose past the outer corner of the eye. Draw the last vertical line. Finally, complete the brow map by connecting the marks using straight lines. This will give you a good idea of which hairs can be removed, and which should be kept in order to maintain your brow shape. So long as you tweeze outside the lines, you’ll never go too far!
try a new style. There’s no better time to experiment with a new brow look than from the comfort of your own home. Benefit’s virtual Brow Try-On Tool lets you play with different brow shapes, styles and shades. Simply upload a selfie or use a live version with your device camera, and have fun! Adjust the shade, arch, definition, and placement that best suits you! That way, you’ll know exactly what style you want to achieve when you’re reunited with your esthetician.