Brows. Two unsuspecting facial features that when given a little TLC instantly transform not only your makeup but also the shape of your face.
Brows. Two unsuspecting facial features that when given a little TLC instantly transform not only your makeup but also the shape of your face. Brow beauty treatments, whether it be a wax, a tint, a shape (or all of the above) have always been some of the more traditional in-salon techniques used to enhance your brows, while brow makeup that you can apply yourself is designed to further correct, groom and enhance the finish of your arches.
There’s now a new treatment in town that has quickly surged in popularity ‑ it seems like everyone is talking about brow lamination. Either they’ve had an in-salon eyebrow lamination appointment done – and are raving about it – or they’re contemplating having it after they’ve seen the finished effect on friends (or on IG). “Essentially, brow lamination is a process where a trained professional chemically straightens your brows by combing them up and applying a solution whilst the hairs are lying flat against your brow bone,” explains M·A·C National Education Manager Ocea McKenzie. The result? Naturally thicker, fuller-looking brows that last usually six to eight weeks before they need a follow-up appointment, and better still, require little at-home maintenance; you just need to use a Spoolie bush and simply brush your brows upwards and you’re on your way.
Whilst we’re all WFH, can we learn to replicate the brow lamination look using makeup products? The answer is a resounding yes, explains McKenzie. Here she explains how to get the best brows of your life in just a few simple steps.
The next step? An unusual product choice that’s typically used to enhance the volume and finish of your lashes prior to mascara application but one that McKenzie swears by to get unruly brow hairs to go where you want them to. “Comb the False Lashes Maximiser back and forth into your brow hairs, ensuring that you’re coating the hairs at the root, then groom them into place, combing upwards,” she says.
Mist a little Fix + onto your finger and push to flatten the brow hairs down so they sit against your skin. To finish, take the Shape & Shade Brow Tint, using short flicking motion to create the illusion of individual hairs, concentrating on the areas that may be a little sparse.