I'll admit it: I'm lucky and I have nice, thick eyebrows. While I had to start tweezing and waxing them in my early teens to avoid the unwanted unibrow, I've mostly been pretty proud of them. When I visit a new wax-pert (get it?) and he or she compliments my arches, I act modest, but deep down, I agree. Now make no mistake: I am no Cara Delevingne, and when ultrathick, dark eye frames like hers became trendier on the runways and red carpets, I felt my first pang of eyebrow envy. Every time I've recently gotten my makeup done, I've asked the pro to give me bold brows.
Second confession: until last week, I had never filled in my own brows. It's true. No pencils. No shadow. No gel. The closest I'd get was a quick swipe of clear brow gel. Since I can barely draw a straight line or paint my own nails, I didn't have much confidence in my brow-shaping abilities. Then I met with Jared Bailey, Benefit's global brow expert, and he convinced me otherwise. First he taught me the ABC's of brow shaping, which I've shared below. And then he schooled me on how fill in my own brows. It's so easy! Now I'm doing it on a daily basis — and in just a few minutes. Read on to learn my new brow secrets and see my transformation!