Brow gurus (from left) Angela Lutz, Niki Robison, and Diana Roth.
Beauty flash: Brows haven’t been this big since Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon. Gone (for now) are the days of over-tweezing and tadpole arches. Why do eyebrows warrant this kind of attention? “Full, sculpted eyebrows frame your face, accent your eyes, and balance your features. They also make you look younger,” says brow artist Angela Lutz. Ah, those magic words.
Along with fellow Spalon Montage alum Niki Robison of Niki Robison Brow & Skin Studio, and Chicago-based brow darling Diana Roth, the trio formed Arch Addicts, first as a professional Facebook networking page. The collective has since earned a sizeable Instagram following (@archaddicts) thanks to its dramatic #archaddictsapproved before and after photos. “People from out of state are finding us on Instagram and driving in to get their brows done!” says Robison.
While Lutz and Robison currently share a small studio in Eden Prairie, look for an expanded brick-and-mortar, as well as a product line from them, in the coming year.
Below, the Arch Addicts’ best advice for keeping brows on point:
- Brows should start at the center of your nostril, not the inner corner of your eye. You don’t want a unibrow, but you also don’t want them to start too far in.
- If you’re blonde, go one to two shades lighter with your powder or pencil. If you are a brunette, your brow makeup should match or be one shade lighter than your hair.
- Blend, blend, blend your brow makeup. It should look like a second skin.
- The Sharpie look—just say no.
- Avoid black powder or pencil, it can age you and make you appear angry.
- For non-professionals, start with a pencil to fill in brows. They’re easier to use and more natural-looking than powder.
- For feathered arches—all the rage on the runway—let your brows grow for four to six weeks, then seek a professional brow artist for custom trimming techniques. At home, wiggle clear brow gel through the front part of the brow for that messy, youthful look.
- If you’re growing out your brows, don’t tweeze every day. Consider using a brow-growth serum like Revitabrow to speed things up.