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Friday, 25 May 2012

Get your brows ship-shape with these expert tips...

Brows that wow!

•Always groom your brows in natural light and use a hand mirror for close-up precision and a large mirror so you can step back and check that they are even.

•Pointed tweezers are more precise; however, it's easier to grab stubborn hairs with a slanted pair. Work with whichever you find easiest.

•Its fine to pluck strays above the eyebrow. Just don't go overboard, and don't tweeze too close to your hairline.

•Your brows should be long, thick and slightly arched. Avoid the tadpole look by going a little at a time, and use your natural shape as an outline."

•For a longer-lasting result, get your brows waxed. Whatever you decide, sometimes it's hard to get an accurate shape at home, so if you don't feel confident about doing them yourself, get them done professionally.

Tip: A technician needs 10 days of brow growth to restore your shape, and a months' worth to start from scratch.

Post-Pluck...

For badly behaved eye brows that will not sit the way you want them to, try to gently comb a gel through your brows to hold hair in place or try a kit such as our Brow Defining Kit.

Three steps to perfect brows

1.Shape: Pull the skin tight and pluck hairs beneath the natural arch, in the direction they are growing, but go easy and keep checking both your eyebrows in the bigger mirror as well, as sometimes if you try to make both exactly the same they don't look great together from a distance.

2.Line up: To determine the inner edge, line up a pencil vertically against one nostril. Your brow should begin where it meets your forehead. And measure again to find where the outside of your brow should end.

3.Define: Hold your eyebrow pencil so it's lying sideways against the brow, then sketch the fine lines of your brow to define them. Experiment with which shade looks best for your eyebrows and complexion. Don't go too dark as it will tend to make your brows overtake your face instead of complimenting it.

Brow dos and don'ts
Do – groom your brows daily
Don't – get rid of the long hairs, as these are what give your brows their shape.
Do – pluck brows after a hot shower when your pores are open – it's less painful
Don't – pluck them during your period, when your skin is particularly sensitive
Do – go and see a professional if you're unsure about what shape to go for

And remember to have fun! :)

  
Posted by: Debbie Chorlton AT 05:01 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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