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They say you can tell a lot about a person from their eyes, but they probably meant you can tell a lot about a person from their eyebrows. A person's eyebrows are such an important focal point and they are finally getting the recognition that they deserve. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to show them off in the correct manner.
When it comes to drawing in your eyebrows there's a certain etiquette, meaning there are just some things you don't do. Over drawing your eyebrows is a huge no. The goal is to make your eyebrows look as natural as possible, meaning use a light hand when penciling in your brows. Use an eyebrow pencil that is reminiscent to your hair color, but never a black liner. Black liners are not only harsh, but they look extremely unrealistic. When it comes to eyebrow shapes, boxy, apostrophe shaped and square brows are non-existent. Follow your natural brow shape and if you're no Picasso when it comes to drawing in your brows, purchase brow stencils to help you follow the shape of your eyebrow. Concealing your brows after drawing them in is a must, but remember that you're concealing not coloring in your face. Be gentle and make sure you blend the concealer because we all know how important it is to blend in the world of makeup.
There's a right and a wrong way to drawing in your brows and making them look as natural as possible, but practice makes perfect (or somewhere along those lines). Perfecting your eyebrows is an art, but that doesn't mean that you have to be an artist to make something turn out beautiful. Several cosmetic lines now offer products made to cater specifically to your eyebrow wants and needs.
Eyebrow Products:
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow ($24.00)
Makeup Forever Aqua Brow ($22.00) Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade ($18.00)
Always remember, beauty is in the eye[brow] of the beholder, literally.
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I've been lucky enough to never have to do anything much to my eyebrows except get them threaded every few months if they're getting out of control, but recently I had my first "uh-oh" and in a freak accident shaved off a piece of my eyebrow in the /middle/ of the brow!!! I had to learn how to fill in quickly and boy, I had no idea how much work it takes to not make it look too overstated!! My friends noticed the difference in the darkness of my brow right away. Weird, right?
@ChristinaBryce I wish I could say the same. My eyebrows are so thin and sparse that the only way I look somewhat decent is if I fill them in. I don't do it everyday, but I definitely make sure when I do they look as natural as possible. It's all about using a light hand when filling them in, practice makes perfect.
@jordanhamilton Yep, I'll have to keep trying!!
I've also learned that - like you would for a haircut - you should be really upfront with what you want if you get your eyebrows shaped professionally. One time I had someone really really thin my eyebrows out, and I felt just like that JWoww picture up there. It was HORRIBLE. Now I make sure to be more vocal about my preferences, something that follows my natural arch but cleans it up a bit.
HA! Tell me about it. I have too many eyebrow horror stories. I find that getting them threaded is sometimes more effective than getting them waxed. I've never had a mishap when getting them threaded. regardless, my brows grow in super thin so I have to still draw them in at the end of the day regardless @beywatch