KATE MIDDLETON has made the ‘mounted brow’ one of the most popular eyebrow shapes of all time. Experts say it can enhance facial symmetry, but how can it be achieved?
Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge is a style icon for thousands across the globe. More recently, fans of Kate have tried to recreate her strong brow shape at home. A brow specialist has shared her tips with the Express.co.uk on how to achieve it.
Leigh Blackwell, Founder of the London Brow Company explained: “Lockdown is the perfect time to experiment with your brows and work on growing your brows out while no one is looking!
“As we move towards the more natural make up and brow look working with brows you naturally have has never been trendier!
“The sharp angled and perfect brow is no longer what we want, we want all the full, fluffy, natural, I just woke up look.”
So how do we achieve the natural Kate Middleton brow look?
Kate Middleton: How to recreate the Duchess’ strong eyebrows (Image: Getty)
The new trend is having full, fluffy eyebrows while also looking natural (Image: Leigh Blackwell)
Leigh says: “Measure out your brows – don’t be too precise, remember we are going for the natural full look, measuring too much will create a defined look which we don’t want. We are measuring to keep your bows neat but full.
“Use a highlighter and gently outline the shape you want for your brows, this will give you a guide of which hairs to tweeze and which hairs to leave.
“To keep a bushy brow don’t tweeze too much, only the areas in the middle of your eyebrows to avoid the monobrow and under your brow.
“Try and leave the top of your brows alone, this will add to the full look you are trying to achieve.”
The Duchess’ brows are natural and fluffy while also being defined and strong.
The brow specialist continues: “Use a brow pencil and gently, using upward strokes fill in your brow from underneath.
“If you have areas that need more filling in then use more pressure on your pencil this will increase colours in those areas, if you have areas that are dense with brow hair, then only use light strokes.
“Remember you are trying to keep the brows as natural and soft as possible but still create a full look.
The Duchess’ brows are natural and fluffy while also being defined and strong (Image: Getty)
“Once you have used your pencil use a brush…to brush over the strokes, this will soften the pencil and blend it into your brow hair.”
Leigh explains that a brush with an angled tip will help you work the product into your eyebrows.
She says: “Do not brow pencil or powder the top of your brows – you want the colour to fade into the brow and keep the brow looking textured, light and full, we don’t want to block colour the brow.
“Also make sure when using a pencil you very gently colour the starts of your eyebrows, you don’t want a visible line or a block start, you want to create a soft fluffy look. Leave the strays at the start of your brow, they help create the natural look.
Kate has made the ‘mounted brow’ one of the most popular eyebrow shapes (Image: Getty)
“Use your highlighter under your brow shape and into the brow arch. This will help the light reflect off these areas giving you the appearance of a lifted, fresh eyed look.”
Kate’s brows also stay in place all day which means an eyebrow gel is the perfect product to help the brows stay put.
The expert says: “Brush this over your brows to lift the brows and set them into the areas that may be sparse or need more of a lift. Play with your brow gel and create fullness and texture for your brows.
“This is a great time to have some fun and be creative with your brows. Let them get wild, have fun with the full fluffy look and experiment with different brow products to achieve the look that is uniquely you!”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK