I have always preferred lush, well-groomed eyebrows—it is one of the easiest ways to look natural and healthy. Over-plucked brows can draw attention to dark circles and fine lines, while waxing can cause the delicate skin around the eyes to lose elasticity. Natural brows require less day-to-day maintenance than a regular tweezing or waxing regimen, but growing them back often requires professional guidance.
The woman to see is Kristie Streicher, pictured above, of the Los Angeles salon, Striiike. She puts clients on a strict brow program—no touching, plucking or threading—before she shapes them following the natural arch of the brow. The results are the rich and softly tapered brows you have seen on clients like Emily Blunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rachel Weisz. If you must pluck, Streicher recommends focusing only on hairs beyond the brow line. To keep things in place, a good brow gel and a non-waxy makeup pencil or powder are key. To call more attention to a well-groomed brow, use a classic black mascara on eyelashes, such as AERIN’s Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara, to tie the look together.