“In the summer, when we like to keep makeup simple, standout brows can make all the difference.”
Who doesn’t covet perfectly shaped, textured and arched brows? They are just as important as a pretty pout and dazzling eyes. Brows frame our face and add definition to our eyes and if shaped properly, they can create the illusion of a wide-eyed ingenue reminiscent of 60’s Twiggy and 70’s Diana Ross. But quite often they can be the nemesis when creating our beauty look – the Joker to our Catwoman. We pluck, wax, brush and fill them in to get a well-groomed and polished look. But, not everyone has the innate skill to create a well defined eyebrow. Here are a few tips to help you get beautiful bold brows.
How To Find The Natural Arch of Your Eyebrows
- Hold a pencil vertical and parallel to your face between the corners of your nose and tear duct. Your eyebrow should start at the position of the pencil.
- Position the top of the pencil at your outer pupil. The natural arch should be here.
- Move the top of the pencil further out towards the end of the eye. The eyebrow should end here.
- Do not draw the line further than the outer corner of the eyes, it will make the eyes appear droopy.
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How To Give Thin Eyebrows A Fuller Look
- Brush or comb brows upward to make them look more voluminous.
- Use waxes, powders, gels and pencils to help create a fuller appearance. for a natural look Use wax to mimic the natural shape and arch of the brow.
- Apply with Light and layered feather strokes should be used to create thicker looking brows.
- Avoid too dark or too light eyebrows — opt for a color two shades lighter if your hair color is black or brunette.
- Color the brows two shades darker if your hair is blonde, light brown or red.
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How To Thin out Thick Bushy Eyebrows
- If you are heading to a salon to get your unruly brows groomed, the options are plucking or waxing. If you have sensitive skin, ask the stylist about the types of waxes they offer such as soy-based or anti-bacterial.
- If you prefer to do it yourself, use tweezers to pluck hairs — using a razor does not remove hair from the root like plucking and waxing. Be careful with waxing, if done improperly (such as over waxing) it cannot be undone.
- Avoid using hair removal products designed for other parts of the body to remove eyebrow hairs. They could irritate the skin.