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4 Brow Mistakes You Need to Stop Making ASAP

Remember when over-plucking your brows was a thing? Thank god that’s all over now.

Although brow beauty standards have undergone massive changes since Hollywood’s golden age, it wasn’t until Cara Delevingne’s bushy brown debut that changed the brow game forever. The trend got on everyone’s radar quickly, and we had people all over the world trying to replicate this look after decades of excessively plucking, tweezing, and waxing our brows (looking at you 90’s fashion).

Although some of us may have gotten the hang of doing our brows perfectly­—and by some of us, we mean Zendaya—most of us are still unaware of the brow mistakes we make. So here’s a rundown of all the brow mistakes you should steer clear of.

Going Too Dark or Light

Choosing the right brow products is no walk in the park because you have to strike the perfect balance. Some may tell you that you have to go a shade lighter or darker than your natural skin tone but don’t pay heed to any of it.

Much like how your foundation needs to be just right for your skin tone, your brow product shouldn’t be darker or lighter than your natural brow color.

Plucking In Front Of a Magnifying Mirror

The teenager inside us may scream at us for this one, but that doesn’t change the fact that plucking your eyebrows in front of a magnifying mirror can do you more harm than good.

When you view your brows up too close, you lose perspective of how much hair you need to pluck and often end up plucking more than you intended.

Stand in front of a mirror that’s at least at an arm’s length away from you to give your brows a defined shape, and then go in with a magnifying mirror to clean it up!

Filling In From the End to the Beginning

With so many Instagram and Tiktok hacks, it’s hard to discern what the best way to do your brows is.

But listen to the experts: If you start filling your brows at the beginning, you may end up darkening the inner corner of the brow and make it appear unnatural. To avoid this, start at where your brows are naturally fullest­, which is the middle.

Start your way from the middle and work lightly toward the tail. Once that’s done, go back to the beginning of your brow and add a few fine flicks for a naturally bushy look.

Not Knowing Your Products

If you’re fascinated by makeup, we bet you get lost at the makeup aisle when it comes to picking out the right product for your brows­—and we don’t blame you. With hundreds of brow products like gels, pencils, powders, and more, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Choose your brow product based on how your natural brows look and the final result you want. Powders give you a natural and softer look, making them perfect for beginners. Pomades and pencils have a heavier finish, which is perfect for those with sparse brows. And if you have fuller brows already, gels are the way to go.

Get Perfect Brows with Microblading

If you want to do away with the hassle of avoiding all these mistakes, microblading can be your knight in shining armor.

Whether you have naturally sparse brows or no longer want to invest in expensive brow products, microblading can give you fuller and better-looking brows for days!

Not only will it save you time and money, but the procedure is also safe and gives you long-lasting results.

So what are you waiting for? Head down to Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique and avail the top microblading services in Hyattsville and Washington DC.

We also offer eyelash extensions, lash tinting, brow lamination, and facial services in Hyattsville and Washington DC. Give us a call and book an appointment to get fuller brows that will transform your look for the better!

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Amie Jackson
Amie Jackson
Mar 29, 2023

Microblading can be a great option for those with alopecia or other conditions that cause hair loss. The results can be incredibly transformative and empowering.

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