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Winter is typically the time for all things dark and heavy in a look. Heavy brows are no exception. A hugely popular look this winter is to wear brows darker and only lightly tweezed, just enough to keep them in a certain shape. From Cara Delevingne to Emma Watson, bold brows are here to stay for a while. If you’d like to rock this look, below are some top tips for having the perfect bold brows.


The tricky part of bold brows is that if they’re not trimmed exactly right, you veer into a caveman sort of look. The easiest way to prevent this is to sculpt your brows to have defined arches. You’ll still want to keep the brows fairly thick, however.


Many eyebrows naturally have sparse areas, no matter how much you keep the tweezers away from them. Another key facet of a bold brow is an even brow. That means you’ll need a quality brow pencil that matches your brow’s natural color. Make sure to fill in your brows with a light, feathery application. Don’t overdraw the brows or you’ll ruin the natural effect.


A great bold brow is also a defined brow. That means if you have any flyaway hairs in your brows, you’ll need to brush them and hold them. A neat little hack for this is to apply clear mascara to the brows. Use the spoolie brush to brush them in place, and the mascara should hold the brow hair in place.


It’s still possible for a good bold brow to look overbearing. To prevent this, balance out your new bold brow with some bold makeup. A bright lip color and some heavy eyeliner will help add overall balance to the face.


To make your bold brow pop even more, highlight under the brow arches with a highlighting pencil. You’ll also want to highlight the topmost part of the brow bones. That will help the area reflect light for a dazzling look.


One huge trend is to pair a dark, bold brow with blonde dyed hair, as seen in Gwen Stefani and Cara Delevingne. The look is stunning, and packs tons of eye-grabbing contrast.

Just a note to keep in mind, though; dark roots will ruin the balance and contrast of the look. So if you’re going to pair a dark and bold brow with dyed blonde hair, make sure to upkeep any roots.