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The cover of the September 2018 British Vogue features singer, actor and beauty mogul Rihanna, making her the first woman of colour to be featured on the magazine's September cover in 102 years (YOU GO GIRL!).

But one very striking feature in the glamour shot, and something that was on all of our minds was, WHERE DID SHE FORGET HER EYEBROWS? Bad girl RiRi’s eyebrows are pin-thin and nearly non-existent, which continues caused quite a stir. Throughout the inside shoot, RiRi’s eyebrows appear to have been shaved off and pencilled in, causing many to worry that the long forgotten beauty trend may be making a comeback.

Vogue may have the reputation as the fashion bible of the universe, and we do love us some Rihanna....aaand she does carry the look beautifully, but this is not one trend that needs to reappear.

So please hold on to your brows and read on to get the best, beautiful and natural-looking eyebrows.

STEP ONE: LEAVE THEM ALONE

To reach your full brow potential, let your brows grow out for six to eight weeks with absolutely no hair removal.

STEP TWO: VISIT A BROW BAR

Proudly walk into a salon and get your brows professionally and skilfully sculpted to perfection. What is great about having a professional do your brows is they obviously know what they are doing and two, they will advise you on ways to apply makeup to make your brows pop.

STEP THREE: FILL IN THE BLANKS

Fill in your eyebrows using an eye pencil, eyebrow shadow or brow mascara. Filling your brows in helps create a more natural look and conceal sparseness.  DO NOT create an arch where there isn’t one or lengthen your brows with a pencil. It will be painfully obvious that you drew extra parts onto your face.

BONUS EYEBROW SHAPING TIPS

  1. DO NOT WAX, Please! Waxing stretches your skin and there’s no precision. Wherever the wax falls is really the shape of your brow.
  2. Set everything with gel. Not only does gel add colour but also gives thickness and fullness to the brow hair.
  3. If you want the brow to pop, apply a few drops of concealer and blend, then apply some highlighter under the eyebrow.

There you go! You’re now the proud owner of some skilfully shaped, gorgeous eyebrows!

And remember, every face deserves the prefect frame and the foundation of the perfect beat face, lies in a pair of beautiful arches.