Recently, Jessica Stam attended the annual CFDA Awards sporting some big, beautiful eyebrows—which I hear are quickly becoming a trend!
To find out how to get this look at home, I enlisted the help of CoverGirl makeup pro Greg Wencel.
Here's his advice:
Are fuller brows like Jessica's going to be a big trend in the future? Should we all start easing up on the tweezing?
The full brow trend has been creeping into the mainstream for at least five seasons and has finally made its way in—so every woman should grow out her brows! Small, perfect, over-tweezed skinny brows are a thing of the past.
Can anyone pull off bold brows? Or do you need to have a certain face shape or hairstyle?
Anyone can wear their own version of this fuller brow look. Just be careful! Sometimes a full brow can look a little bit handsome, so make sure you contrast it with a feminine hairstyle or clothing.
How do we get the look?
Use brow powder—or eyeshadow will even work in a pinch—and brow pencil to first draw on a soft shape. This will make the brows look naturally fuller.
Then brush through with a brow brush. If you're finding you have any holes where the brow line looks disconnected, go in with the brow pencil only to fill out those areas.
Then take a clear mascara, and comb your brows upward into place. Combing them up instead of to the side will automatically make them look fuller!
How do you choose the right shade of brow powder or pencil?
Always opt for a softer shade than your natural hair colour. You never want your brows to look too harsh or intense.
I have two shades in my kit that work on almost every spectrum: a soft taupe for fair-skinned blondes and redheads, and a soft, warm medium brown for brunettes.
When you're rocking a fuller brow, what makeup should you wear on the rest of your face?
When sporting a full brow, try to create balance with the rest of your makeup. My favourite parings are a strong brow and bright lip, or a full brow with a heavy cheek and nude lip—like we see in the shot of Jessica Stam.
The Best Brow Products for Thicker Brows
Last but not least, here are a few of my brow product recommendations:
Dior DiorShow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil: Absolutely the best brow pencil I've tried. The colour is very soft so you can build up the intensity, and best of all it's got a VERY fine point so you really can mimic the effect of actual hairs.
Tweezerman Slant Tweezer: I know we're talking about growing out our brows, but you'll always need a BIT of shaping. These tweezers are a cult favourite for a reason.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade: This is the best all-in-one brow product for sculpting and filling in your brows. Plus it's waterproof!
NeuLash NeuBrow Brow Enhancing Serum: This product helps stimulate brow growth. (OR talk to your doctor about prescription Latisse, which can be used to stimulate hair growth if you apply it on brows!)
Are you into the thicker brow?
Which brow products do you swear by?