The Duchess of Sussex is seemingly living a fairy tale come true. And who doesn’t want to be the princess—well, duchess—of a fairy tale? So, while we’re still working on meeting Prince Charming, we can focus on being royal in one particularly easy way: eyebrows. Specifically, Meghan Markle’s eyebrows.

Meghan Markle always had beautiful brows. And, now that she’s royalty, it’s no wonder people are lining up to steal her look.

View this post on Instagram

Have a lovely week everyone! 💞

A post shared by Meghan Markle (@hrhofsussex) on

Wondering how you can get Duchess-level arches? The good news is you don’t need to fly to Europe. Here’s how.

The Markle Brow

Meghan Markle’s eyebrows are the masterpiece of Sherrille Riley, the founder of Nails & Brows Mayfair.

Riley described Meghan’s brows to the Evening Standard as such:

“The style is designed to keep the brows full and straight, with the tail end gradually tapering off almost horizontally with a neat little upwards end,” Riley said. “The shape really lifts the eyes open, creating a natural, modern look.”

“The brows are less exaggerated in shape, which brings balance and harmony to the facial features, while instantly lifting the face to create an effortless look,” she added.

View this post on Instagram

Makeup Monday 💄

A post shared by Meghan Markle (@hrhofsussex) on

The Duchess has been frequenting Nails & Brows since 2016 when she relocated to London. That’s three years now that Meghan has been sporting Nails & Brows’ Audrey Hepburn-inspired arches.

Of course, unsurprisingly, the look is now also associated with Meghan herself.

In fact, if you check the website, here’s what N&B has to say:

Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, this-must have modern style is worn by Meghan Markle. A creation by celebrity brow stylist Sherrille Riley, this style instantly lifts the face creating an effortless, natural look.

How to steal Meghan Markle’s eyebrows

1. Grow them out. To achieve the look, you’ll need a set of healthy, grown-out brows ready to be shaped. Natural-looking brows are best achieved when the look truly is natural. Give your brows a few weeks’ rest so they can become as unruly as they want. After all, the next step is…

2. Have them shaped. Professionally, please. No DIY plucking. Show your groomer your inspiration and emphasize the Riley’s description:

  • Full and straight
  • Tail end gradually tapering off
  • Tail end ending “almost horizontally, with a neat little upwards end”

3. Keep them polished. When you’re heading out or just wanting to feel duchess-y, define your brows with a pencil that matches your brow color. Afterward, brush on some clear gel to keep that shape in perfect shape. Finally, put a little highlighter directly under your brows and blend with a highlight brush. You’ll get an instant eye-lift and arches fit for royalty.

Uh oh, I don’t have enough brows!

As mentioned, the look requires a full brow to start with, as the eyebrow shape goes straight across your brow bone.

If waiting for your arches to grow back isn’t an option, or if you’re a victim of the 90s’ overplucking craze, don’t worry.

Here’s another celebrity (not-so-) secret: microblading.

Stars like Lorde, Mandy Moore, and Adele have gone under the (microblading) needle. Why? Because not only does microblading look completely natural, but it also lasts up to two years with proper maintenance.

Don’t believe us? Check out the brows on one of our clients:

View this post on Instagram

Microblading Eyebrows🤗🤩

A post shared by Nancy Akbari 🇮🇷🇺🇸 (@nancyakbari) on

Best of all, our organic microblading is as natural as it gets. We only use food- and mineral-based ink pigments that are 100% safe and compatible with all skin types.

Expert microblading artists can shape your eyebrow to fit your desired look, and they’ll recommend the best color that matches your skin tone.

Sound like a dream come true? Microblading may not come straight from a fairy tale, but it sure is fit for a princess.

Get the royalty treatment you deserve and the full brows to start your Meghan-inspired look today! Check out our offers on organic microblading right here.

Questions? Concerns? Drop us a line or call us at 310-207-7797.

In the Spotlight features the best brows on the internet—and gives advice on how to steal their look, too. This article features makeup mogul and beauty icon Kylie Jenner. Keep reading to see Kylie Jenner’s best eyebrow looks this 2018.

———

Kylie Jenner has many labels to her name: reality TV star, model, ambassador, social media influencer, beauty and fashion icon, and makeup mogul.

But perhaps her most iconic label is the one sprawled across the millions of products scattered around the world: Kylie Cosmetics.

Keeping up with Kylie

If you haven’t been keeping up with the Kardashian-Jenners, here’s a quick rundown of what Kylie has accomplished so far:

  • At 21 years old, Kylie has a net worth of $930 million. This brings her close to toppling Mark Zuckerberg’s reign as the youngest self-made billionaire in history.
  • With over 100 million followers, Kylie is one of the top 10 most followed people on Instagram.
  • In November 2018, Page Six credited Kylie as being influential in the fashion industry.
  • Kylie starred in her own TV series, Life with Kylie, which premiered in August 2017.
  • Her mobile app reached number one on iTunes when she launched it in 2016.
  • In 2014 and 2015, Time named Kylie and sister Kendall as part of their most influential teens in the world.

That’s a tall list for a 21-year-old, but Kylie is taking it all in stride. In fact, she’s also added “mom” to her list of accomplishments.

Baby Stormi Webster entered the world on February 1, 2018, born to Kylie and her rapper husband Travis Scott.

Kylie Jenner’s personal branding is not ‘all work and no play.’ Despite her busy schedule, the star makes it a point to interact with her fans. Whether it’s replying to them on Twitter or posting makeup tutorials on Snapchat, Kylie is a pro.

She (and the rest of the KarJenners) has perfected using social media to appear grounded and down-to-earth, making her all the more endearing to her fans.

Kylie Jenner’s best eyebrow looks this 2018

Kylie Cosmetics might be particularly famous for its lip kits, but her eyebrow kits are best-sellers, too. And no wonder, the star’s arches are as gorgeous as the rest of her.

Here are Kylie Jenner’s best eyebrow looks this 2018.

View this post on Instagram

i can’t wait for Christmas 🎄

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

💛 🍍

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

can’t wait for this Lip Kit to drop. #KYLIE

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

glam on point

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

which lip? wearing TWENTY ONE & BADDIE 💋 @kyliecosmetics

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

hello

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

coconut lip liner & bare lip kit ✨

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

thanks @voguemagazine ✨

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

i spy with my little eye…

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

View this post on Instagram

denim blue 🆗

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

How to get Kylie Jenner’s brows

Kylie has posted several makeup tutorials in the past and has revealed her eyebrow secret in 2016.

On Twitter, she replied to a fan who questioned whether or not one of her makeup-free selfies was truly makeup-free.

Her secret?

Brow tints are a terrific way of getting darker and fuller-looking brows for up to three weeks.

Of course, if you want better brows for more than a month, there’s also microblading. Dozens of stars have gotten their brows microbladed, as microblading looks incredibly natural and lasts up to two years.

Taking it a step further, Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) offers organic microblading, which uses organic pigments pioneered by OPM itself.

Organic microblading is safer, compatible with more skin types, and longer-lasting. It also has zero side effects and zero chances of discoloration!

Want to learn more about microblading so you can get arches a la Kylie Jenner? Click here.

In the Spotlight features the best brows on the internet—and gives advice on how to steal their look, too. This installment pays tribute to a queen in her own right, Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame. Check out the very best of Emilia Clarke’s eyebrow Instagram looks.
———

All hail the Mother of Dragons! When it comes to Emilia Clarke, it’s not just her acting skills that slay. Her bubbly personality—and winsome brows—made her an instant fan favorite among the Game of Thrones fandom.

Emilia was born to a theater sound engineer father and so was enticed early in her life by acting. In fact, her earliest work was in stage plays before she began doing commercials and starring in soap operas.

It was in 2010 that Emilia found her big break when she was cast as Daenerys Targaryen, the dragon queen and contender for the Iron Throne on Game of Thrones.

She has since received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in the years 2013, 2015, and 2016. She also became one of the highest paid TV actors in 2017, reportedly earning £2 million per episode.

The eighth and last season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere in 2019.

Emilia has also made appearances on the big screen with her films Terminator Genisys (2015), Me Before You (2016), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).

Apart from her acting skills, Emilia is known for her exquisite—and highly expressive—arches. In fact, her eyebrows have become kind of a running joke. Luckily, Emilia is always game to put them on display.

When her brows aren’t putting on an acrobat show, they’re often found on Emilia’s Instagram photos. And what do they do? Why, they slay, of course.

What else would the Mother of Dragons’ eyebrows be up to?

The most fab of Emilia Clarke’s eyebrow Instagram looks

Not sure you believe us? Check out these photos posted on Instagram by the dragon queen herself.

How to get Emilia Clarke’s eyebrows

Fans have been scrambling to recreate Emilia’s brows since Game of Thrones premiered in 2013. And now, five years later, the demand hasn’t let up. Here’s how to get arches a la Emilia.

Get thicc

“To achieve full brows like Daenerys, start by finding your best brow shape,” Shavata Singh, owner of London’s most popular brow studios, told Telegraph.

Daenerys’ brow shape is quite straight with a small arch towards the end,” Singh said.
“This is quite a difficult shape to achieve and doesn’t suit everyone, so to get inspiration from her look, I would recommend focusing on her brow thickness and shade rather than shape.

Singh doesn’t recommend that you DIY your eyebrow shape and thickness, however.

I recommend leaving it to the professionals,” Singh emphasized. “They will take into consideration your face shape, age, lifestyle and what you are trying to achieve with your brows to create the perfect look.

Get tinted

Singh mentions eyebrow tint as a way to get Emilia’s gorgeous brow color.

It is a great way to gain effortless definition and stand out, without make-up,” Singh said. “Daenerys’ tint is more than a couple of shades darker than her natural hair shade, which is not what I would normally recommend, but really suits her.

Tint only lasts a couple of weeks, however. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, try eyebrow microblading.

Eyebrow microblading is the process of tattooing tiny lines on your brow bone to recreate your natural eyebrow hairs.

Organic Permanent Makeup offers organic microblading, which uses tattoo pigments made from all-organic products. Organic microblading is proven safer, longer-lasting, and better looking than traditional microblading.

Want to learn more about microblading and get arches like Emilia Clarke’s? Click here to read about microblading.

eyebrow shape

Finding the right eyebrow shape for your face doesn’t have to be so difficult. In fact, once you figure out which eyebrow shape best works for you, you can instantly transform your look. The power of the brow is very real, and we’re here to guide you on how to choose the eyebrow shape that’s most flattering to your face. Why? Because not all eyebrow shapes work with every face length, width and other facial features. Brows can make or break your entire beauty look. You should look for an eyebrow shape that complements all of your features.

How To Find The Right Eyebrow Shape For Your Face

For round faces…

Best eyebrow shape: For people with round faces, it’s recommended to go for a brow that has a high arch. This makes the face look less broad, as it draws attention upward. More height equals to more length to the face, and can make your eyes appear more open. Stay away from rounded brows, as these brows can only draw more attention to your round shaped face.

How to get the look: Because you’re aiming for a higher arch, you’ll need to look for a brow pencil or pen that’s a bit lighter than your natural brow color. From the start of your brow, draw soft feathers upward, and then as you reach the tail, slowly change direction to form the arch. Blend the product using an eyebrow brush or spoolie to make it look natural.

Celebrities with high-arched eyebrows: Kelly Clarkson, Adele

For heart-shaped faces…

Best eyebrow shape:  Those with heart-shaped faces will fall in love with rounded brows that have low arches. What works for your face shape are soft, curvier lines that complement the roundness of the upper half of your face. And, because your chin area is a bit more sharp, be very extra careful not to create an arch that’s too high.

How to get the look: Using an eyebrow powder kit, draw curved strokes through your brows, filling them in while creating a naturally soft shape. Don’t draw straight lines, as this can create a sharper brow, which is something you want to avoid.

Celebrity with this brow: Reese Witherspoon

For square faces…

Best eyebrow shape: It’s a fact that the square face is the most defined look, so you’ll need to draw attention AWAY from the jawline. Do this by creating a thick brow that will really draw attention to the top half of the face. Make sure your brows are lined boldly — for this face shape, you shouldn’t hold back on using a lot of product.

How to get the look: On top of your usual eyebrow product, use brow tint or brown mascara to make your brows look even darker.

Celebrity with this brow: Keira Knightley

For oval faces…

Best eyebrow shape: Aren’t you lucky! People with oval faces have it easy when it comes to brows. Your typical angled eyebrow will work, but you could also rock high arches as well as straight brows. Just don’t go overboard.

How to get the look: Using the eyebrow makeup product of your choice, apply product through your brow hairs, following the natural curve. To make your brows look more clean, tweeze stray brow hairs underneath the eyebrow.

Celebrity with this brow: Kate Middleton

For long faces…

Best eyebrow shape: Straight brows. This will make your face appear “wider”, evening out its length.

How to get the look: Create a straight line underneath your brow. The, using a pencil or eyebrow powder, create soft strokes towards the temples. Be very careful that you don’t draw an arch! Blend the product out using a spoolie.

Celebrity with this brow: Sarah Jessica Parker

Pssst… our little secret

If you want to know the best brow shape for your face, but aren’t quite sure, you can consult us during your microblading session. What’s microblading? It’s the best-kept celebrity secret to getting the perfect brows. Here’s why so many celebrities are microblading their brows.

Des

pite the thousands of beauty products available all over the world, makeup artists and enthusiasts keep coming back to one particular ‘beauty hack’. What hack is this, you might ask? It’s called ‘soap brows’.

Soap brows aren’t a fad. In fact, two certified brow experts use this trick. Anastasia Soare of Anastasia Beverly Hills (yes, the one who does Kim Kardashian’s brows) is one. The other is Nicola Haste of the Pixiwoo sisters, the incredibly popular YouTube makeup artist duo.

Nicola herself gushed about soap brows to Get the Gloss during an interview after whipping out her tin can of brow soap. She said that the soap brow technique made her naturally fine-haired brows look thicker.

Sam Chapman, founder of Pixiwoo and sister to Nicola, made a YouTube makeup tutorial of soap brows in 2016. Check it out below:

Brows on a budget: How to do the ‘soap brows’

Soap brows are exactly what they sound like they: putting soap on your eyebrows. If that sounds a little primitive, don’t worry—this trick works as good as (if not better than) other eyebrow techniques.

To get the look, you’ll need to have only two things and complete only two steps! Here’s what you need:

  • A clear soap. White soap will make your brows look like they have dandruff.
  • A clean spoolie, otherwise known as a mascara brush. Sam Chapman recommends having a spoolie specifically for soaping up your brows.

And here’s what you need to do:

  1. Run your spoolie over the wet soap until the soap foams.
  2. Brush upward until you achieve the shape you want.

From there, your brows will hold their shape. Just be careful not to overload your brows with soap—otherwise, you’ll look like you just washed your face if you get caught in the rain.

Practice makes perfect! Anastasia posted a quick tutorial of her own on Instagram, which is easier and quicker to review:

Of course, like Sam, you can also fill in your brows so they don’t look sparse. She uses a brow gel and an angled brush in her video to re-create her brow hair’s fine lines, giving her a very natural look. She herself says that she’s not a fan of the completely filled-out brows and that she likes seeing the texture of her own brows.

Soap brows won’t take away more than two minutes from your morning routine; filling the brows, however, might consume a bit more time.

You don’t have to waste your day on perfecting your brows

Organic Permanent Makeup offers eyebrow microblading—a one-time solution to a permanent problem. Simply come in for a one-hour session and walk out of our clinic with eyebrows to die for!

Microblading is a beauty enhancement technique that uses ink to recreate your brow’s hair (instead of brow gel, like Sam used). This means your beautifully filled-in brows will stay that way no matter what.

soap brows

Caught in the rain? No problem; your brows still look great.

Accidentally wiped your forehead during a hot summer? Don’t worry; your brows are immune to your hands.

Boyfriend playfully messing up your makeup? Joke’s on him; your eyebrows are still there!

Read up about eyebrow microblading today. Better yet—book an appointment!

eyebrow tint gone wrong

Who hasn’t had an eyebrow nightmare? Everyone’s overplucked their right eyebrow before. Some of us have even run into our exes while we’re two weeks overdue for an eyebrow grooming appointment! Still, no matter the horrors we’ve endured, one thing’s for sure: none of them compare to this one woman’s eyebrow tint gone wrong.

Leanne Martin, 31, from Greater Manchester, UK, went to a local beauty salon, thinking only of getting her nails done. But, while she was there, she decided to get her brows waxed, as well.

Afterwards, thinking nothing of it, Leanne asked for an eyebrow tint.

And that was when the trouble began.

Eyebrow tint gone wrong…and then even more wrong

Leanne said that her beautician didn’t offer an allergy test, only asked if she had ever gotten her eyebrows tinted before.

“I was there for about ten minutes. She waxed my eyebrows then put the tint on. Everything was fine, she wiped them off,” Leanne said, “but the day after they were a bit raised and red.”

“I thought it was because of the wax, but they got redder. I’d gone to see my boyfriend, and he’d said ‘What’s wrong with your face?’ Then they blew up. I was panicking. I was in absolute shock.”

Leanne shared that her skin’s reaction to the tint was extremely painful. “They were red, like they were on fire,” she described. “It was like a burn. I couldn’t even touch them.”

“I’ve since been told that you should never wax and tint at the same time,” she admitted.

eyebrow tint gone wrong

Leanne was given hydrocortisone cream at her local hospital, which will supposedly help calm the inflamed skin down, but the damage has been done.

The mom-of-one is a caterer, which means she’s unable to work for as long as she has open wounds. “I work in a kitchen so I can’t go to work for hygiene reasons,” Leanne explained.

But the insult after the injury is that Leanne’s beautician was apparently indifferent to Leanne’s condition.

“I’m very angry with the shop,” Leanne said. “I was expecting a bit more from [the beautician]. An apology or compassion or something. It’s me walking round looking like an idiot now when all I wanted was for my eyebrows to look a little bit fuller.”

“When I went back to the shop she gave me a £40 gift voucher. I wasn’t happy. I looked at it like ‘what?’”

“I’m taking her to court. If she can do this to me, she can do it to someone else.”

Beauty shouldn’t come at a (painful) price

Leanne said that she has since learned that waxing and tinting shouldn’t be done on the same day. “It must have been the tint. I don’t think you’re supposed to wax and then tint, because waxing opens the pores,” she said.

But, the thing is, the beautician should have known. And she should have told Leanne.

The burden of safety procedure shouldn’t be on the client, but just to be safe, make sure to do your research before going in for any procedures. As with all things, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Try to read reviews about the salon or clinic, as well. And find a place that’s open about their safety protocols and procedures—that’s usually a green flag.

If you’re going for eyebrow tints, try to ask what kind of tint they’ll be using. Ask about the ingredients, so you know in advance if you might be allergic to the tint.

Organic Permanent Makeup offers organic pigments. In fact, we’re the first and only clinic to do so.

These pigments are all-natural dyes and are food-based and mineral-based. No harmful chemicals, no complications. And, best of all, our experts will make sure you won’t have any skin reactions to our pigments.

Beauty and safety, guaranteed.

Interested? Book an appointment and get a commitment-free consultation today.

concealer tricks

Concealer is the answer so many of our problems. Late night out? Concealer. Pimple? Concealer. Eyebags that aren’t designer? Concealer. This makeup bag staple can erase the effects of long nights of binge watching, partying, and studying. But, aside from covering up the not so good parts of our face, concealer can amplify our makeup looks. It can be used to make our brows look more precise, our lipstick look more defined, and our cheekbones more pronounced. Read on to find out some of the concealer tricks you can practice to amp up your look.

Concealer tricks you need to know

It can act as a base for your lips

You typically use primer before you put on foundation because this helps make your makeup stay on for the rest of the day, so why don’t you use something for the lips? Concealer acts as a fantastic lip base, and it neutralizes your lip’s natural color, giving you a smooth, flawless base. While applying concealer to the rest of your face, stop by the lips and spread it evenly across. Your lipstick will stay on for a seriously long time!

It creates a sharper lip look

One of the best concealer tricks we’ve learned is to use it after putting on lipstick. While applying lipstick may seem easy, many of us do struggle to color “within the lines”. Thankfully, concealer can clean up any mistake that we make. Using a thin, flat brush, clean up the corners of your mouth with concealer. Use a tiny makeup sponge to blend it out afterwards.

RELATED: How to make your natural makeup look natural

Use concealer for contouring

Who says you have to buy expensive contour palettes just to get Kim Kardashian level contouring or supermodel-level cheekbones? You can simply use concealer that’s two shades darker than your natural skin color! Apply it onto the hollows of your cheekbones, blend it with a brush or beauty blender, and then add highlight! This concealer trick will save you lots of money, honey!

Use concealer as eyelid primer

Eyeshadow will crack and crease within hours if you don’t use primer. Use concealer to prep your eyelids first so that your beautiful smoky eye will stay gorgeous for the entire night. It’s a lot cheaper than ordering all kinds of eyelid primers from Sephora!

Fix mistakes

We mean makeup mistakes, of course. If you accidentally smudge your eyeliner, which many of us tend to do, you can simply use concealer to clean it up. No need to start all over again! Just use a clean flat brush, dip it into your concealer, and clean up anything that looks messy.

Make your brows last longer

Apply concealer ON your eyebrows. Yes, we’re dead serious. By using concealer on your brows, your brow powder will have something to hold on to. This means it’s going to stay on for a pretty long time. Using a thin, flat edged brush, dip it into your concealer and apply the product onto the scarce parts of the brow. Then, using eyebrow powder, fill in your brow as you normally would. This is one of the concealer tricks we can swear by!

RELATED: Everything you need to know about microblading your eyebrows

lily collins eyebrow looks in selfies

In the Spotlight features the best brows on the internet—and gives advice on how to steal their look, too. This installment trains its sights on one of the decade’s biggest brow goals. Here’s the best of Lily Collins eyebrow looks in selfies.

———

“An adorable, sensational, almost perfect face for cinema; think Audrey Hepburn with the eyebrows of Liam Gallagher.”

And so this was how the world came to know Lily Collins. The Daily Telegraph’s rave review of the film Mirror Mirror (2012) perfectly sums up the beauty and grace of the 29-year-old British-English actress.

Of course, Lily was around way before her acting debut. In fact, she began her humble career in the entertainment industry as a writer and a model.

As a teenager, Lily wrote a column called “NY Confidential” for the British magazine Elle Girl. She also covered the 2008 US presidential elections for Nickelodeon. And, just a year prior, she debuted in the Bal des débutantes, a highly exclusive French fashion event where some of the world’s biggest models started their careers.

But perhaps Lily’s true entrance to Hollywood was when her rock star father Phil Collins wrote the song ‘You’ll Be in My Heart’ from the Disney movie Tarzan (1999) for her.

“That song is very, very close to me,” she confided in an old interview with The Daily Mail.

But regardless of how and when Lily Collins’ star began to shine, one thing now is clear: she’s here to stay.

Our favorite Lily Collins eyebrow looks in selfies

Perhaps one thing the general public doesn’t know about Lily is that she takes the absolute best selfies. Thanks in part, perhaps, to the fact that her brows are always front and center.

Certainly, Lily Collins is more than just her fabulous eyebrows. She’s starred in the novel adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) and Love, Rosie (2014). She’s also released her own book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.

Lily’s a wildly successful, multi-talented artist—but it’s hard not to fixate on those gorgeous arches.

So, today, we indulge. Scroll down and feast your eyes on the perfection that is Lily Collins’ eyebrow looks in selfies.

View this post on Instagram

Pony tales…

A post shared by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on

View this post on Instagram

Halo of hair…

A post shared by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on

View this post on Instagram

Shooting in style…

A post shared by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on

View this post on Instagram

Friday night brights…

A post shared by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on

View this post on Instagram

When Sunday night is really your Saturday night…

A post shared by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on

View this post on Instagram

TGIF…

A post shared by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on

What to AVOID to get Lily’s brows

In 2017, Lily confided that she once “hacked off” her eyebrows to try and fit in.

“I think we all wanna fit in at a young age, and we all do things about ourselves that we think are different to fit in better. And one of those things were my eyebrows,” she told InStyle magazine. “They were so bold. They were very big on my face. And, as a kid, I wanted to change that.”

“So I took it upon myself to kind of hack them away,” she confided.

Luckily, her mom gave her the pep talk she needed: “You need to accept the quirky things that make you different,” Lily’s mom told her. “It’s the things that make you stand out that make you unique.”

Word of advice: always leave it to the pros

So, if you’re ever tempted to try your hand at shaping your brows by yourself, we have one word for you: don’t. If you really want Instagram-worthy brows, never skimp on a brow grooming session. Trust a pro.

However, if you’re tired of having to get your brows on fleek every single day, then it’s time to consider better options.

Organic Permanent Makeup offers organic microblading—an all-natural way to get the brows you deserve. We use organic ink pigments to give you a fuller brow that will last you up to two years.

Read more about organic microblading today and get one step closer to Lily-esque arches.

carrie underwood

Not even American Idol winners were safe from the 90’s and the craze over ultra-thin arches. Carrie Underwood recently revealed in an interview that she would totally stop her high school self from overplucking her eyebrows.

And, as we’ve already said before, we 100% agree.

Read more: Top 5 essential oils to grow your eyebrows naturally

When judge Simon Cowell predicted in 2005 that Carrie would not only win the competition but also outsell all the previous winners of the show, he had no idea how right he would be.

35-year-old American singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood indeed won the fourth season of American Idol. But that’s not all she did.

Since then, Carrie’s also won seven Grammy Awards, ten Billboard Music Awards, fourteen Academy of Country Music Awards, and twelve American Music Awards—among many others.

Relive Carrie’s American Idol first audition here:

Still, Carrie has remained humble throughout her 13 years in the music industry. In fact, she has the same regrets as we do: going tweezer-crazy.

Carrie Underwood’s big beauty regret

Carrie guested at the Bobby Bones Show in September and was asked what advice she would give her teenage self.

Her response? “Stop plucking your eyebrows!”

“Back in the ’90s, super thin eyebrows were the thing, and mine were kind of crazy,” she confided. “And the more you pluck them, the less they grow back.”

And it’s not the first time Carrie has opened up about her brow blunders.

“Growing up in the ’90s, I feel like the thin eyebrow was definitely a thing, and I, like so many others, overdid it,” she once told People magazine in 2017.

“They never really grew back the way they were supposed to, so now I am very happy that they do have eyebrow pencils, so I can fix what I did to myself when I was young.”

In addition to eyebrow pens, the interview also mentioned microblading as an option to get better brows. Microblading is achieved by tattooing fine hair-like lines, resulting in a fuller, well-defined brow.

Read more: Microblading explained: How to get permanent eyebrows

carrie underwood

Carrie also bravely opened up about the challenges of learning to love yourself, especially about the parts of her she didn’t have control over.

“I had freckles on my face, and they were in the exact same spot on both of my cheeks, so I felt like I got teased at school,” she confided. She added, “I remember asking my mom if we could get rid of them—well, I did get rid of them.”

She also admitted, “I had bad teeth, too. I had to get braces [more than once]. I actually had them on the bottom for like three months while I was doing red carpets, but no one knew, so I felt like I had a secret.”

But Carrie is over all that. In fact, she jokes about shaving her eyebrows now.

“Someday, I am going to be like one of my crazy aunts growing up and just shave them off and draw ’em on purple,” she said. “I feel like that is going to be my game when I am old. I won’t care anymore!”

cara delevingne's best eyebrow moments

In the Spotlight features the best brows on the internet—and gives advice on how to steal their look, too. In this first article, we start with ‘the brows that started them all’. Scroll down to see Cara Delevingne’s best eyebrow moments.

———

Eyebrows are the biggest trend of the decade, and the beauty industry has Cara Delevingne to thank.

The 50’s had Audrey Hepburn, while the 80’s had Brooke Shields. And on the list of the world’s iconic thick eyebrows, Cara Delevingne is the face of the 2010’s.

At 26 years old, Cara has been named “Model of the Year” and has appeared in Burberry, Chanel, and Dolce & Gabanna shows, as well. In addition to that, she’s starred in the comic book film Suicide Squad (2016) and the John Green novel adaptation Paper Towns (2015).

The English model/actress took the world by storm when she first stepped on a runway in 2011. People were still recovering from the 90s’ ultra-thin eyebrow obsession. So it’s no wonder they immediately took notice of Cara’s “power brows”.

And who could blame them?

Of course, it’s not just Cara’s crazy good looks that endeared her to her 41.3 million Instagram followers.

In fact, the model/actress often uses her platform to raise awareness over pressing issues. She’s posted about the refugee crisis, police brutality, as well as women empowerment. She has also openly spoken about battling depression and having ADHD and dyspraxia.

View this post on Instagram

Goof 😂

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

All of Cara Delevingne’s best eyebrow moments

Of course, it’s almost impossible to find a photo of Cara having a bad eyebrow day—if she even has any, anyway.

Her eyebrows are constantly gorgeous in all of her photos. So, this collection of Instagram posts (from Cara herself!) showcases their very best moments.

View this post on Instagram

My new ID cover! Oh how I love spiders on my face!

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

View this post on Instagram

Oh twinkle I miss you!

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

View this post on Instagram

#septemberissue @british_vogue

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

View this post on Instagram

#regram @thelovemagazine

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

View this post on Instagram

Miss you already x

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

View this post on Instagram

😘

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

View this post on Instagram

I JUST FOUND THIS BOOK! ITS AWESOME!

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

View this post on Instagram

I'm coming for you @lifeinayearmovie

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

View this post on Instagram

Seeing RED @burberry

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

How to get Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows

Back in 2015, Cara revealed her number one secret for having great arches: “I just kind of leave [them] until someone does it for me.”

“I don’t do anything to them. They just are the way they are,” she told People magazine. “I don’t even really groom them. [And] I don’t tweeze.”

Of course, Cara acknowledges that she was born with great eyebrow shape in the first place. “They just grow. I’m lucky with the shape—I inherited it from my grandmother. I pluck a few, but I don’t shape them.”

So for those of us who don’t have Cara’s grandmother’s eyebrow shape, here’s what we need to do:

1. Leave the grooming to the professionals

Eyebrow grooming professionals go through intensive training. They study the best eyebrow shape for your face. They also know how to get them done perfectly.

Like Cara, it’s best to let the experts do the eyebrow shaping. There’s no harm with plucking a few strands in between sessions, of course. However, for the most part, try not to DIY your brow shape.

2. Give Cara’s favorite brow pen a try

Cara recommends the Burberry eyebrow pen. “It’s great,” she also told People in an interview. “It’s f—ing wonderful. I have it on right now, keeping these bad boys down.”

Here’s how to get the Cara power brow with an eyebrow pen:

  1. First, remove stray hairs under the brow by waxing or tweezing.
  2. Next, outline under and above the eyebrow with a pen.
  3. Afterward, fill in the outline with brow powder and blend accordingly.
  4. Finally, finish with a styling gel to keep your brows in place.

3. Get a permanent solution

Recreate Cara Delevingne’s best eyebrow moments every day by getting your brows microbladed. Organic Permanent Makeup only uses all-organic ink pigments to fill in your brows.

And the best part? The finished product will also last you up to two years! Imagine sitting down for one 1-hour session…and never having to spend several hours a day perfecting your brows.

Join the ranks of celebrities who also got their brows microbladed, and learn more about microblading today.