The best brow products : Get Lily James’ look with our beauty how – to

We have loved all Lily James’ looks on the red carpet whilst promoting her new film, Cinderella. Her makeup has been flawless too, but it’s her brows that got our attention – strong without looking too heavy, and neat without looking over styled. Perfect arches!


by Matilda Stanley |
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A strong, more defined brow can really switch up your look, adding extra shape to your face and giving your makeup a modern feel.

There lots of options for filling in brows to recreate Lily’s looks – from soft powders to heavier crayons. We’ve picked out four of the best to try at home.

The Pencil

For an easy to use, mess free option, go for a pencil. Make sure its well sharpened, and pick a shade just one to two shades darker than your natural colour. Gently sweep lines in, to follow the direction of your hair, avoiding going to far towards the ends to give it a seamless finish. Start with lighter strokes, and build up rather than sketching in heavy first.

L'Oreal Brow Artiste Pencil £5.49
L'Oreal Brow Artiste Pencil £5.49

The Gel

A tinted gel will add a hint of colour, whilst smoothing down unruly hairs to keep your brows looking neat and tidy. Avoid overloading on product, as they can leave your arches feeling a little bit crunchy, just sweep on one of two coats from the fullest part of your brow outwards.

Benefit Gimme Brows £17.50

The Palette

Great for a softer take on full brows, this palette does just the job. Use the fine brush included to fill in any gaps with the creamy powder, and then the tinted wax can be applied to add shape and to add a healthy gloss. Voila!

Rimmel Brow This Way Palette £3.99

The Crayon

This super fine tipped crayon will ensure any sketched lines will be fine, and hair like so you can add colour and definition precisely. Fill from the centre outwards, and use the brush at the opposite end to brush your brows up or down for a styled finish.

Sleek Eyebrow Stylist £5.99
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