HOW TO USE FOLD OUT FACE FOR STUNNING BROWS
You might be wondering why we don’t have specific brow products in our line-up of makeup greats. The answer? We don’t need them! Because our clever Fold Out Face palette does the entire job on its own. Read on for the lowdown on how to create stunning eyebrows with this clever makeup multi-tasker…
Your eyebrows can make or break your makeup. Over-pluck them and you’ll likely live to regret it; leave them to their own devices and they can get a little wayward and totally detract from glossy lips or carefully contoured cheekbones. That being said, spending hours on your brows is so not our style. Because we love makeup, for sure, but like you, we have lives to lead, mouths to feed and, well, you get the picture.
When it comes to beauty trends, brow shapes come and go, but we believe the techniques and colors you use to maximize your brows should be a very personal thing. It's more about shaping your eyebrows to frame your features, and subtly defining them to enhance your skin tone and eye color, not following faddy trends that, frankly, might not suit you.
So, do you need an entire arsenal of eyebrow products to nail the best brows of your life? Absolutely not. Whatever you brow situation, all you need are a good pair of tweezers (Tweezermans are a go-to in the Woosh office), coupled with our Fold Out Face Refillable Palette.
1. Pluck Your Brows – But Don’t Overdo It!
There’s a lot to be said for a great pair of tweezers but they were invented to get rid of tiny unwanted hairs, not to completely reshape your brows. So remember that.
To pluck like a pro, cleanse and dry your skin first (warm water helps open the hair follicles), then make sure you’re standing in front of a good mirror that's surrounded by great light. Pull your skin taut using your ring finger on your free hand to lift your skin up towards your hairline, then gently pluck out rogue hairs from between the brows and along the upper eyelid. Get as close to the base of each hair as possible and always pull them out in the direction of the hair’s growth. Oh, and remember to keep working backwards and forwards between each brow rather than completing one then starting on the other. This will stop you from overdoing it.
2. Next, Define Your Brows
OK, now for the fun part: the coloring in! In our opinion, powders are the best tools for the job because they offer the most natural look.
To find your perfect match, choose a color that’s closest to your natural brows with the right undertones to complement your complexion. For example, if you have warm, olive or tanned skin you’re going to want to fill in your brows with a warm brown eye color like Truffle (below left), whereas if you have cooler or pale skin, Ganache (below right) might be more your bag.
The good news is, you should already have the right shades in your Fold Out Face palette anyway, but if you feel like they’re too dark or a tad light for the look you want to achieve, try mixing two colors together. Ooh, we like that!
To apply your color, grab an angled liner brush – you’ll find one on the end of the Arc Brush, Corner Brush, Essential Eye Brush and Eyeliner Wheel – and, using a light hand, brush a small amount of your chosen color in tiny, hair-like strokes all over your brows. Use their natural shape as a guide and avoiding overextending the tail or creating pointy or exaggerated edges – that's not a good look. Also, make sure to follow the growth of the hairs for the most natural finish and don’t press too hard or use too much color as it’s almost impossible to undo an overdone brow without removing your entire makeup and starting all over again. And we don’t know about you, but we have no time for that kind of nonsense!
3. The Finishing Touch
Once you’re happy with your gorgeously groomed brows, apply concealer or a little of your shimmer powder along the browbone, just above and right below each eyebrow. This will further define the shape of your brows while helping to lift and brighten the entire brow area. We like to use concealer for a natural, daytime look and shimmer for a more dramatic, party brow. But there’s no right and wrong here so play around with different formulations and find what works for you.
Just remember not to overdo it and don't worry about being too perfect or having brows that match each other to the exact hair. A favorite quote around the Woosh office is "your eyebrows should be cousins, not sisters."