Get Your Best Brow
You like to have things in perfect shape; your body, your home, the silhouette of your favorite dress... but your fat cat Princess won't lay off the catnip and your brows could be better.
Eyebrows are important in
contributing to the symmetry of your face and framing "the windows to your soul." By the end of this blog you will know exactly how to improve the look of your brows.
"Chickens pluck, women tweeze. "
Too often I have clients with
over-plucked, under-plucked, or out of control brows. (In context, this is a totally acceptable way to use the term "plucked") Here are a few
things you can do if you have any of these problems.
Over tweezed brows
: Take a look at a full-body photo of yourself. Now
be honest, did you have to squint to see your brows? If
they are hardly noticeable... Your brows might be over tweezed or too
In this case, your options are:
can help you achieve thicker and fuller looking
eyebrows. However this product only works if the hair follicle is still
alive, so if you’ve been tweezing for many years then this might not be
the best option for you.
-If your follicles are dead, you may fill your brows in
with semi permanent tattoo or use a eyebrow pencil/
shadow daily- in the matching color, of course.
-Under tweezed brows:
If you have not touched your brows before- please
do not pick up tweezers, wax, thread or whatever else you may try to help open up your eyes- go to the salon. Your brows are beautiful, an untrained hand is a scary hand; again, simply leave it to the professionals. Make
sure that you feel comfortable and to explain- in a mirror- what you’d
like to see, visuals always help.
Also, if you insist on DIY, there are great eyebrow
stencils by many companies that you can buy and they help you pick the best
brow shape for your face shape and give you the stencil to draw it on so you
know where to tweeze.
Note: Make sure to tweeze hairs in the
direction that they’re growing, otherwise it will cause breakage and the
hair may grow out in an opposing direction next time!
-Too light brows:
Try using a coloured eye brow gel like Susan Posnick Cosmetics Color Coated
it’s natural, quick and easy to use.
You may also go to a professional to have your brows tinted or you can
even do it yourself. If you have medium to dark hair: get as close to
your brow colour as possible, blond to medium: you may go a few colour
tones up to a light brown, this will make the brows more visible. Take
time in choosing the colour that is right for you. Note: Make sure not
to tint the little hairs, it’ll give the illusion of a thicker brow.
-Too dark brows:
If you are going from dark hair to blond and find that
your brows feel a bit too prominent try going to a professional for a
brow lightening treatment. A product like RefectoCil
makes a gentle
lightener as well, thought only for professional use.
-Out of control brows:
Brush brows into shape using an eyebrow brush or
clean mascara wand. If you have long and unruly hairs that stick out of
the brow line carefully trim the ends with small scissors. One of the
best things you can do is apply brow gel like Susan Posnicks to keep
your brows in shape.
A. Start brow here: From end of nose to inner eye to eyebrow.
B. End brow here: From end nose to outer eye to eyebrow.
C. Arch here: From end nose to mid iris to eyebrow.
Do you have any other tips that I missed? Please share them in the comments section below!