Brows – they’re a big player in our daily look, and one pluck too many or failing to use the right coloured brow product can quickly lead to disaster. We’re not about to let that happen. Benefit Australia’s National Brow Expert, Hannah Mutze shares her absolute no-nos when it comes to taming the perfect pair to help ensure you never have a bad brow hair day again!
Brow mistake #1 / Not tinting!
“Tinting horror stories are a thing of the past. These days, brow colour can be customised to suit the individual,” says Mutze. Why tint? “It provides instant colour and definition, which can last up to three weeks, creating the appearance of a fuller brow, within minutes,” she claims. For an at-home solution, try Maybelline New York Tattoo Brow.
Brow mistake #2 / Tweezing
Personal pluckers, back away...Tweezing at home between your brow appointments is not advised. “It trains the brow to grow inconsistently, leading to unpredictable and constant re-growth,’ says Mutze, who further recommends leaving the majority of shaping to a professional, every four to six weeks.
Brow mistake #3 / Skimping on products
“While one is always better than none, layering brow products allows for a more natural, textured-looking finish,” says Mutze. If your brows are naturally thin or sparse, try layering Benefit’s 3D BROWtones over a brow pencil for “instant texture, subtle highlights and fullness”. For those blessed with a naturally thick pair, Mutze’s top pick is a brow holding gel for setting the brow shape and pencil in place. Try Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel.
Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.