Well groomed eyebrows can single handily perk up your face. To bring the right balance to your face, the right width, length and colour brow is key. But before you pick up those tweezers and start plucking away, let’s go over a few guidelines to avoid that “over-plucked”, unnatural look…
The idea of plucking your brows is to open up your eyes. If you have a small space between your upper lash line and your eyebrows, you can always make the arch slightly higher and thin out the brow line. But, if the brow bone is high set, you can probably get away with a slightly heavier brow. Keep in mind that this will differ from person to person. If you have a small face, a smaller, thinner brow will obviously look much better than full ‘Brooke Shields’ eyebrows.
I am a firm believer that any brow should be filled in. A well defined brow can make you look like a million bucks without wearing much make up at all. I usually look at the root of my model’s hairline and match that up to her brows. You NEVER use black to fill in your brows, unless, however your model is black. If you are a brunette, always use one shade lighter than the actual brow shade. If you are blond, use one shade darker. This will prevent it from looking fake. In the evenings I like to extend my brow line. It gives a more elegant look. Comb the hair upward and give it a trim if need be.
Brow arches should never start before the outer edge of the iris or you’ll wind up with a hook brow. Aim for a triangle shape, with the top of the triangle stretched longer, away from the nose. The starting point of your brow can be indicated by holding a pencil to the inner corner of your eye, down your nose. If you shift the pencil from your nose to the outer corner of your brow line, it would indicate where your brow should end.
Rashmi from Rashmi’s Beauty Salon and Spa will tell us more about THREADING next week. Soon you will all be hooked on threading just as I am!!