brushed-up brows

In many ways, this article is a love letter to model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s brushed-up brows. Just look at them. But I digress. I’ll save you the trouble of reading my soapy poem to her arches and get to what we’re all here for: the secret to her picture-perfect, fluffy brows. 

Thankfully, celebrity brow expert Joey Healy shares my obsession with the Rose Inc. founder’s arches. And, double thankfully, the NYC-based pro answered my manic email this morning demanding to know if he thinks she shaped them. “Your brows need to be trimmed if you’re going to brush them straight up,” he began in his email response. “Otherwise, the long ones will look out of place.”

As for how it’s done, well, you’re going to need some brow scissors (fear not) and clear brow gel to lock them into place. “Comb your brows up, and then individually cut them one at a time on a little downward angle (only the longest ones), and then you’re ready for clear brow gel,” Healy explains. “Sweep the brow up into place, choosing a non-crunchy clear brow gel.”

Besides looking chic, both Healy and I agree that the brushed-up brow look makes you look younger and well-rested, too. “I think it opens the eye, and it makes the face look lifted and fresher,” Healy tells me over email. “It does add youth to the face because it takes some of that visual weight off the eye by having them brushed up.”

If you’re jealous and frustrated looking at how thick Huntington-Whiteley’s brushed-up brows are, that problem’s surprisingly easy to confront. The answer is a vitamin-packed eyebrow serum, applied in the morning and evening. Healy recommends picking up a formula containing peptides and free of hormones. His beloved Brow Renovation Serum will certainly do the trick. 

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