How to get your virgin brows back

Bridget March
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From Harpers Bazaar UK

Isn’t it nice when the trend du jour happens to be for something you’re born with? Case in point: ‘virgin brows’.

Essentially, this season everyone wants the deceptively natural look – close to the full brows you might have modelled as a teenager (before you took the tweezers to them), but better thanks to modern day make-up wizardry.

It’s something celebrity eyebrow stylist (killer job title), Sherrille Riley, knows all about. At her Mayfair salon, Nails & Brows, she uses subtle shaping techniques and colour blending to recreate virgin brows on her clients.

But before you think you can go from pencil-thin arches to Lily Collins-worthy frames in a flash, “the first step is to let your brows grow out,” advises Riley.

Presuming you have, only then can you “tweeze any stray hairs below the brow line before using a colour matching brow pencil to fill in any gaps.” She uses her Beauty Edit Mayfair Brow Filler to mimic brow hairs and avoid the ‘drawn on’ look, giving the appearance instead of full and seemingly untouched brows.

The grooming doesn’t end there. To replicate the youthfulness that comes with virgin brows, Riley suggests “gently brushing the brows upward to create a subtle lift”. Then finally, “set the look with a clear brow gel” to keep strays in place.

No one will know you were a true 90s child.

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