How do you achieve the perfect brow? For most women it’s a daunting task that is best left to the professionals, for fear of making a mess of things. But with a few simple guidelines you can create the perfect brows in the comfort of your own home.
Warning; never ever shave your brows! Not only is the shaved area visible in a day, but you can make mistakes very easily and they are hard to correct. You have two options for removing the hairs. Waxing and tweezing. Personally, I’m not a big fan of waxing the brows as the skin around the eyes is so delicate and every time you stretch the skin by ripping the wax off, you are causing damage.
Having said that, I know a lot of women swear by waxing so it really is a personal preference.
1) Always follow your own natural brow line. The purpose of removing hairs is to shape the brows, not change it. The beginning of the brow should align with your nostrils. An easy way to determine this is; hold a pencil next to your nostril pointing to your forehead. That is where the brow should start. Any hairs in the centre of the brows should be removed. Never over tweeze above the brow. It is OK to remove a few straight hairs but generally above the brow should be left alone.
2) Before you even begin pulling hairs out, decide on the thickness of the brows you want. Remember that pencil thin eyebrows are not a good look. Aim for a shapely, natural look. Grab an eyeliner or if you have dark hairs a lip liner so you can clearly see the colour and draw in the desired shape. This can take a few attempts, but you can always wipe it off with eye makeup remover and start again until you are happy with the shape.
3) Any hairs not covered by the pencil, come out. Go slowly so you don’t over tweeze. One hair at a time. Stop regularly and have a look in a large mirror to check your progress. Do one eye roughly then move on to the other. Then compare both eyes to make sure they are even. Keep evening them out one hair at a time, until you are happy with the results.
4) The first time may take a little while to get it right, so allow plenty of time for yourself. Never do it in a rush. Make sure you are in a room that has plenty of natural light. Once you have the desired shape the maintenance of it is very simple. Again, one hair at a time remove the regrowth. After you have done it a few times for yourself, you can have a go at your friends’ brows. If you’re game.
by Livia Mercer
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