Monday, April 22, 2013

Neat Brow

There was always one territory on my face I was afraid of tackling on my own: Eyebrows.
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Properly groomed eyebrows can make a BIG difference to the face, meaning not just anyone can be allowed at it with a tweezer. 

My brow-hair pattern is kinda in the middle; they're not sparse, nor are they overly furry. Yet they still require maintenance.

I stumbled across a wonderful woman who threads them inexpensively, and shapes them beautifully. But I don't want to go to her too often lest all that yanking thins them out too much. I like a strong, full brow. 

I gave myself a pep-talk. "Go on the internet," my inner self urged. "Find a tutorial. It can't hurt to look." 

I found a few that were informative. For instance, I thought my brow was too full for the ministrations of a brow pencil, but I have discovered that like a lip pencil, it provides definition, which solves my fear of thinning brows. Also, trimming the brow is nothing to be frightened of. 




I was absolutely in love with MissChievous' eyebrows, and then I realized they were mostly pencil and powder. Hey, I can do that!

I marched into my bathroom and rummaged for the brow brush I had purchased on Sephora.com to make free shipping and never used. With a pair of hair sheers, I carefully brushed up and snipped. 

I was amazed at how a little trimming changed things. Plucking a few stray hairs, my brows were practically date-ready.  

My hair sheers for bang maintenance were kinda big, so I bought a pair of Mehaz 4" Eyebrow and Mustache Scissors

Next, to Sephora, to find myself brow filler.

I was debating which I should purchase, a pencil or a powder. I first looked at the Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake, but the lightest taupe shade, "Motto," darkened my brows like the ones seen on the Altuzarra catwalk. 
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After wandering around Sephora a bit, refusing to look at anything glittery, I decided upon Tarte EmphasEYES for Brows High Definition Eye Pencil in "Taupe."

It is perfect. I am able to sketch that sharp arch, the color blending seamlessly into my brows. "Taupe" is constantly sold out, so I must not be the only one who found it fabulous.Whenever I see it in store I buy one. 
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Now, even if my threading lady plucks a little too much, I can still achieve the same fullness and shape with a little sketching.

Keep in mind that thin, Veronica Lake brows are so 1940
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Bolder, fuller, Brooke Shields brow is here to stay
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4 comments:

Tovah11 said...

About once every 5 years, I get the desire for really thin eyebrows. Oh my gosh...it looks so horrible and then takes forever to grow out. I think that for the really thin look, one's features must be very fine and delicate, which mine are definitely not!

Great post!

Princess Lea said...

When I was a kid, there was a woman in shul who would pluck out her brows and draw them really high on her forehead. I even loudly asked my mother why, much to her chagrin. And it never looked good.

Tovah11 said...

Somebody who hated her told her it looked good, poor thing.

Princess Lea said...

:D