PERFECTION IN THE BROWS
The boldest accessory isn’t sitting in your closet-it’s perched right on your face. Yes! Your very own eye-brows. The latest trend in beauty confirms that bigger really is better. Gone are the days of tweezing and minimizing your eyebrows, ladies! Thin brows are out and now we are bringing out the bushiness! If you want perfect eyebrows, you have a few options: you can go to a salon and get them waxed or threaded, or you could can create the perfect shape yourself. But, first things first. Figure out what shape is best for your face, then decide how thick or thin to go and shape your brows using tweezers and an eyebrow pencil. With great eyebrows, you can be one step closer to that movie star look. So what should you do to have those perfect brows?
- Assess Your Brow. The most important thing to know is the shape of your natural eyebrow. Just as the shape of a moustache can drastically change the appearance of a man’s face, the shape of the eyebrows affects the appearance of the eyes. In many ways, the overall appearance of the eye area is defined by the arch, length, and thickness of the eyebrow. To measure the starting and ending points of the brow, simply take the brow brush and align it vertically from the middle of the nostril to the brow bone. This is the starting point of your brow. Then take the brush and align it from the tip of your nose through the centre of the iris and onto the brow bone. This is the highest point of your brow arch. Finally, hold the brush from the corner of your nostril to the outside corner of the eye and onto the brow bone. This is where your brow should end.
- Discovering the best shape for your eyebrows without sacrificing their natural appearance is what you want to accomplish when shaping your brows. Pencil thin or overly bushy eyebrows are dated looks that can be distracting rather than enhancing.
- Brush your brow hairs up. Take a small eyebrow brush or a fine-toothed comb and brush the hairs up in the direction they grow. This will make it easier to figure out which hairs need to be plucked.
- Before you start tweezing, use a lip or brow pencil to heavily draw on the shape you want; you can adjust it with makeup remover as you decide on the shape you want to create.
- Once the shape is drawn on, tweeze any hairs that fall outside the line of the brow.
- Any hairs that are too long and floppy should be trimmed with small scissors. Tweezing long brow hairs rather than trimming them can result in gaps in the eyebrow or create a patchy appearance.
- Set! You should always set your freshly formed eyebrows with a brow gel that is either clear or tinted. This will confirm that your brows are waterproof and sure to last all day!
Or a simpler version would want you to go to a salon and get the job done. Choice is yours- style on your own or splurge on yourself.