Justin Trudeau, Canada’s new prime minister, gives good brow (and here’s how)

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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

In the runup to the election in Canada, it didn’t take long for the focus to fall on the semiotics of the candidates’ grooming habits and, in particular, that of Justin Trudeau, who is now the country’s newly appointed prime minister. Yes, he does great hair – and we can expect the “Trudeau” to enter the lexicon soon – but he also gives great brows. Which, for a man, is often a bit of a taboo topic of grooming conversation. For shame, though.

Dipbrow Brown by Anastasia
Dipbrow Brown by Anastasia.

Colin Farrell’s slugs have their place, but if you’re aiming for Trudeau’s sculpted, natural thickness, plucking between the eyebrows is a good place to start. Tweezerman’s slant tweezers are excellent, if only for grabbing on to the tiny hairs in between the eyes that other tweezers miss. Trudeau’s brows are well-sculpted, with an excellent thickness between the start and the tail, so take your time with this bit. Or visit your local threading salon and demand an arch.

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso.

For colour, Eyeko’s Magic Brow Boost is a good starting point. It’s bold and thick, as it is made from cellulose, so apply carefully to avoid an overly thick brow. It also contains caffeine, which gives brows a boost. MAC has a good line in grooming products for men, and the Brow Set tidies and shapes without overshaping them. Stila’s Stay All Day Brow Gel is a bit of a faff, involving a separate brush and a sort of mini-toothbrush tube, but it’s thick and long-lasting and does, indeed, last the whole day. Tom Ford’s Brow Sculptor is angled, so you can almost paint on individual hairs, but at £35 is a little pricey for a souped-up pencil.

If you want to go the whole hog, Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow, a pot of chocolatey, powdery gel, works best with a double-ended angled brush/spooley. You need to apply with a soft touch and barely need any, so chances are this product will last for as long as Trudeau is in office.

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