Monday, January 24, 2011

Its a Brow story!

Hey guys!

Lets talk brows...

The eyebrows are the frame of your face! The shape size and colour determine how the rest of your face will look. They are the backbone of your features. Brows can make or break your face! They are also a key feature that determine emotions and expressions in you eyes and overall face. If your angry, sad, happy etc.

So what is the best shape? It depends on a couple of key factors...
  • Face shape
  • Eye shape
  • Overall features
  • Fashion
  • Growth rate of hair

Here are some tips on the perfect brows...
  • Brows are sisters not twins, so no matter how hard you try they will never look identical, unless they are tattoed.
  • When filling in the brows for more depth or changing the shape, eyeshadow is softer and more natural then pencil
  • If you have blonde or light hair, choose a colour thats two or three shades darker, like a soft brown or beige
  • If you have dark brown or black hair, choose a colour thats two or three shades lighter so as to not overpower your brows (unless this is the look your going for to follow fashion trends)
  • Use a mascara wand or an eyebrow brush to comb unruly hairs and set it with some clear brow gel or clear mascara for a clean and polished look
  • If you want to tint your brows make sure you know what your doing and your being safe, remember your working close to your eyes!
  • Dont follow fashion with your brows, fashion changes constantly and if your brows dont suit you it can really get you down, instead opt for tinting them lighter so you can slightly change the shape with makeup without having to get rid of them
  • Find a good eyebrow artist and make sure she knows what she is doing and that she listens to your needs, when you found her, stick to her! :)
  • If you have angular features with a sharp jawline eg. square face, opt for a softer arch to soften the face and balance it out. If you have a rounder more plump face, then have sharper looking brows to define your features more. If your face is long, your arch should be minimal to minimize height.
  • Remember, thin tadpole brows are SO NOT FLATTERING, They age you 10 years! So keep your brows full to look youthful.

There is a huge misconception when it comes to where your brow should start, and that is that it should start from the end of you nostrils. WRONG! If you have a wide nose, you will look ridiculous! Instead, have them start at the beginning of the bridge of your nose. Here is a diagram to show you an example...

The brow should begin just abit further in from your eye, the arch should be soft with the highest point just passing the end of the iris and then it should finish just about at the end of the eye. This again is a guidline, not everyone is blessed with full eyebrows to start shaping them so try your best to follow this with what you already have. A good tip is to use stencils, which are very popular on the market nowadays.

Eyebrow Tattoo

I have NEVER liked the idea of tattoing in the brows because it is permanent not to mention it goes green!
I have met many women that are so beautful but there face just looks off because of badly tattoed brows. Girls, just stick to makeup and if you absolutely must tattoo then atleast make sure you have the right shape for you and you regularly fill them in to prevent them going green.
There is nothing worse than looking permantly angry or like an evil witch because you didnt do your homework!

Hope this helps you get that perfect Brow wow!

Ales xxx

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