Q) “Over the years, I have constantly altered the shape of my brows from thick to thin, from arched to straight. Over-plucking has taken its toll and I have many sparse gaps in my brows, which I fill in with a brow pencil. Are there any alternatives for making my brows appear full again?” – Mel, Victoria
A) “Absolutely! Getting the right shape is the first step, followed by learning to fill them in correctly,” advises celebrity brow specialist Sharon-Lee.
“Too many women make the mistake of being heavy handed when doing this. What is used to fill in the brow is very important. Pencil looks like pencil and powder just doesn’t have the staying power or give real definition. Water-resistant brow gel is the answer. It’s easy to apply, lasts and, above all else, looks incredibly natural.”Product pick:
Sharon-Lee EyeBrow Gel ($70) comes in Passion (light taupe for deep brown natural brows), Patience (light, warm brown suitable for blondes), Perseverance (chocolate brown) and Humour (nearly black for very dark natural brows only). Available from selected Myer stores nationally. Call 1300 769 011 for stockists. See Sharon-Lee
If you can beat out her celebrity clients and snag a session, Sharon-Lee Clarke does brow makeovers (minor miracles!) at her Studio, Level 1, 308-310 New South Head Road, Double Bay, Sydney (1300 769 011 ). Her arch-perfecting team has also just opened a Sharon-Lee Studio at Melbourne’s Como Centre in South Yarra (03 9824 0330).