Q+A with Hollywood's Leading Brow Expert Damone Roberts

Brow expert Damone Roberts sits down with us to discuss his brow philosophy and go-to tips for using brows to frame your face perfectly.

Damone Roberts is a Los Angeles-based brow expert whose philosophy is simple: “every face deserves the perfect frame.” He is known for shaping the brows of some of the world’s most famous faces, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Oprah, and Rihanna, to name a few. When it comes to brows, you can’t get much better than Damone, which is why we were excited to chat with him to learn all his tips for getting perfect brows.

Q: If you could sum up your brow philosophy, what would it be?

Every face deserves the perfect frame. Find the best shape for you and stick with it, regardless of the shape currently trending.

Q: What's your best advice for someone who may not know what brow shape suits them best?

Fuller brows are always best as they tend to make one look softer. Thinner brows can make one look harsher. Don’t take off too much on your own. We created products like “Brow Gain” to expedite the growing process. The less tweezing is always the most complimentary way to find the best shape for you.

DAMONE ROBERTS | Brow Gain
DAMONE ROBERTS | Brow Gain
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Q: What do you love the most about what you do?

Showing people how the brow is the single most important, underestimated feature on the face. We can take off 10 years, and even 10 lbs, by framing the face appropriately, just by shaping the brow correctly and finishing with the proper product.

Q: What are three must-do's for brow care?

1. Brush up with my clear brow gel (this simple procedure in itself opens up the eye).
2. Trim the brow hairs. All hair (especially over the eyes) needs to be trimmed at some point.
3. Don’t tweeze too far apart in between brows and underneath. Just clean up the strays. A little goes a long way.

DAMONE ROBERTS | Clear Brow Gel
DAMONE ROBERTS | Clear Brow Gel
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Q: What is something you wish people would stop doing to their brows?

Stop using eyeliner pencils to fill in your brows! Eyebrow pencils are called eyebrow pencils for a reason. I design mine to accentuate, not take over.

Q: Brow trends have changed a ton over the years - where do you see them evolving next?

People are slowly stepping away from “microblading” and getting more interested in “brow lamination,” a technique that perms the brow hairs in the same direction to add a bit more drama and control.

Q: What is one product everyone needs in their routine - no matter what their brow type?

The Damone Roberts Brow Gel, whether it’s the tinted version (5 shades), or the clear version. People want quick and functional, and if you can put all that under the “cruelty free” banner, and it actually serves its purpose, you’re golden!

DAMONE ROBERTS | Tinted Brow Gels
DAMONE ROBERTS | Tinted Brow Gels
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Rapid Fire Round

Q: Splurge-worthy item:

Omnia brushes! I find when it comes to makeup brushes, you truly get what you pay for, and what good is any type of artistry without the proper tools?

ROYAL & LANGNICKEL | Omnia Makeup Brushes
ROYAL & LANGNICKEL | Omnia Makeup Brushes
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Q: Favorite drugstore find:

L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara. It builds and is the darkest I’ve yet to find.

L'OREAL | Voluminous Mascara
L'OREAL | Voluminous Mascara
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Q: Latest beauty empty:

Obsessed with Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator 24 Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer for men. I’m really oily in my T-zone, and find it’s a great alternative to powder to reduce shine.

KIEHL'S SINCE 1851 | Oil Eliminator 24 Hour Anti Shine Moisturizer
KIEHL'S SINCE 1851 | Oil Eliminator 24 Hour Anti Shine Moisturizer
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Q: Recent discovery:

Esum Lip Pencils. They’re so smooth and moldable, with great staying power.

ESUM | Dual Lip Pencil
ESUM | Dual Lip Pencil
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Q: Product you can't leave home without:

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. Lips feel like satin, and it never gets gummy.

CLARINS | Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
CLARINS | Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
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Damone Roberts
Damone Roberts
Damone Roberts’ name is synonymous with creating iconic beauty and for his renowned talent of sculpting the perfect arch. He is known for painting the features and shaping the brows of some of the world’s prominent beauties and famous faces, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Oprah, Rihanna, Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum, Christina Aguilera, and Kim Kardashian. Damone has his own beauty collection, designed for everyone and for every shade. His work has graced dozens of magazine covers including Vogue, Elle, O Magazine, Time and Vanity Fair.
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