Eyebrows help to frame your face by giving expression and balance. Although
shaping eyebrows requires grooming and definition, try not to alter their basic shape.
When shaping eyebrows it’s best to just carefully remove a few eyebrow hairs a day and take it slowly because eyebrow hairs can be temperamental, once removed they may never grow back again.
If you make a mistake while shaping eyebrows there’s a good chance you will have to live with it for the rest of your life. Or at least wait until the missing hairs grow back again.
Below you will find a collection of
4 videos to help you shape your eyebrows and eyebrow shaping tools so you can reach eyebrow perfection.
The eyebrow should start at a point above the inside corner of your eye
(see image) and the highest point of the arch should be above the outer rim of your iris.
Take care when shaping your eyebrows that the arch is gentle and the end of the eyebrow is never lower than the beginning.
Your eyebrow should end in line with the diagonal from your nostril to your outer eye corner.
Care should be taken when shaping your eyebrows that you don’t end up with a permanently surprised look about you.
When plucking your eyebrows first start by brushing them into shape with an eyebrow brush or a suitable tooth brush. Brush them up first and then across.
Begin by plucking out hairs in between to thin them and then underneath the brow lines to shape them. Pluck with a quick firm tug, when you have finished apply an antiseptic cream to minimize swelling and prevent infection.
For close set eyes, pluck a few more hairs from between your eyes to open them up.
Eyebrows can be defined with either an eyebrow pencil or brush-on powder. The eyebrow pencil must be sharp and you should apply it in short diagonal, upward strokes that resemble hairs. The brush-on powder application has a special slanted edge, especially for eyebrows, and you should use short feathery strokes.
Remember, color always looks darker on your eyebrows, so always choose a lighter shade than your own natural color. Dark brown is better that black on dark eyebrows and light brown is better for fair hair.
If you have unruly eyebrows that resist your efforts to keep them tidy, try spraying a small amount of hairspray onto an eyebrow brush and brushing them into place. This way the hairspray will hold the eyebrow hairs in place. Never spray hairspray directly onto your eyebrows.
An alternative to plucking your eyebrows is to wax them, but wax can be extremely tricky because it’s very hard to get an accurate shape. Eyebrow waxing is best left to the professionals but if you feel brave this video guides you through the steps of how to do it yourself.
Originating from the middle east and India, threading is the ancient art of hair removal. If you have never used eyebrow threading it is best to go to a beauty salon and have it done for you by a professional, it only takes a few minutes.
With only some cotton thread, this video will show you how to have your eyebrows threaded.
Remember when choosing eye shadow shades that colors should be chosen keeping in mind your eye color, hair color and skin tone and not the color of the clothes you wear. For smokey eye makeup you will need to choose 2 color coordinated eye shadows. A darker feature color and a lighter supporting color.
What eye shadow shades work for you will be influenced by your skin tone, hair color and, most importantly, your eye color. But the eye shadow shades you choose should ultimately be decided by your personal style, what looks good and feels right to you.
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