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Why You Should Ombré Your Brows

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Could ombré be the secret to perfect brows? Before you start imagining two-toned eyebrows, let us clarify that this technique offers a very subtle gradient effect as opposed to the multi-tonal hair trend that once reigned supreme on all the red carpets. Although the hair trend hasn’t made it into 2015, ombré is still being used on eyebrows. In fact, most Hollywood A-listers opt for this method for how well it photographs due to its soft and natural looking results.

The process involves using two different shades of brown—a light and a medium brown pencil or powder—to create a subtle, multi-dimensional effect that adds instant depth to thin brows. Follow our step-by-step guide below to create the perfect eyebrows.

1. First, use a spool brush in upward motions to groom your eyebrows. Then, with eyebrow trimming scissors, remove any unruly hair. Tweeze the stray hair around your brows for a clean finish.

2. Next, use a light brown pencil or powder to fill in the start of your brows, following their natural shape. Stroke sparingly, filling in any sparse spots, and stop once you reach the arch.

3. Then, comes the most important part: the arch. Use a medium brown product to fill in the arch until the outer corner of your brows.

We recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo (US $23; AED/SAR 84), which comprises dual shades. Apply with an angled brow brush, like the MAC Cosmetics 208 Angled Brow Brush (US $20; AED/SAR 73), for precision.

Those who prefer pencils can opt for the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil (US $32; AED/SAR 118) in deep and light shades.

4. Finally, employ a clear eyebrow gel—we like the Make Up For Ever Brow Seal Transparent Eyebrow Gel (US $19; AED/SAR 70)—to set and keep the hair in place.

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Khaoula Ghanem

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