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Charlotte Tilbury’s guide to immaculate eyebrows

Firm in her belief that eyebrows are the ‘pillars’ of the face, {Charlotte Tilbury} explains how to ensure yours do you justice…

“I’m inspired by the ‘supermodel brow’ of the nineties to create the perfect shape: it starts slightly squared off at the inner corner, tapers into a perfect arch and finishes in a fine point.

“You need to begin by defining your natural brow shape – tweaking here and there to make sure you have a precise outline. To identify the perfect starting point, hold your brow pencil or brush upright from the edge of your nostril, to identify where your brows naturally start.

“To create an immaculate arch, angle the pencil (or brush) diagonally, from the edge of your nostril through the centre of your pupil to identify the highest point. Then move the pencil from the centre to the outer corner of your eye, to pinpoint where the ‘tail’ should stop.

“Using the 3-in-1 {Brow Lift}, begin by brushing up the brows using the spooley end – this instantly exposes any gaps and areas that need additional attention. Use the angled pencil to ‘fill in’ and define the outline, concentrating colour at the front before continuing in fine, hair-like strokes through the ‘body’ of the brow to achieve an elegant, Audrey-esque arch.

“Next, reach for {Legendary Brows} which has a micro-fibre brush to ‘grip’ even the babiest of blonde hairs to add realistic ‘oomph’. It’s perfect for creating natural fullness (without any stiffness or stickiness). 

“In three shades (for blondes, brunettes and those with dark brown hair), as well as ‘Clear’ to ‘set’ your handiwork without a hint of tint.

“Finish with {The Retoucher} – applied immediately beneath the lower edge of each eyebrow (use the {Charlotte Tilbury} {Eye Liner Brush} to create a crisp line and achieve a more ‘3D’ effect).

And there you have it! Ooooh-inducing eyebrows with just a few waves of these magical wands.



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…