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A childhood interest for art and design grew into a passion for all things beauty. Currently, I’m still smitten.

5.09.2010

Are You Brow Beaten?

Finding the perfect eyebrow shape is a bit difficult sometimes. A few of my makeup artist friends are completely obsessed with brows! I understand their passion. Well-shaped brows play an essential role in our look and are a real focal point since they add expression. The right shape and density are equally important. Honestly, neat groomed brows frame the face even when you're not wearing makeup. Fortunately, there are guidelines to assist!

  • Options range from waxing, plucking, threading, sugaring, stenciling (ANASTASIA kits come complete with an instructional video), tattooing, and even transplants!

  • Invest in a good pair of tweezers. TWEEZERMAN sharpens them for free.

  • Prefer to DIY? Fill BOTH brows with pencil or brow powder in the desired shape. Factor in the natural arch of your brow or consult a professional to start you off.

  • Remember growing in sparse hairs is a slow process. If you're a victim of over plucking or waxing, you can bang it out (see pix at right). A bang hides an overzealous "brow grooming" session.

  • Pluck stray hairs between brow sessions. Adds polish and makes for a cleaner fuller shape.

  • Brow gel keeps the strays in place. I like MAYBELLINE's Define-A-Brow. It's safe for sensitive eyes and is not at all gooey.

I AM a fan of the brow gel but I also love M.A.C.'s self-sharpening brow pencil in Stud to add definition and shape. For a softer look, I fill in the brow with a #208 angled brow brush also from M.A.C. Cosmetics for precision.

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