Beautiful Brows

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Luscious lashes frame the eyes and beautiful brows frame the face. Sculpted eyebrows illuminate the eyes & face, create the illusion of more symmetry and can be automatic face slimmers. For the “can’t-leave-home-without-makeup” group, having your brows nicely shaped makes it that much easier to venture out with less or no makeup.

Here’s the O So Chic guide to Beautiful Brows !

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Shaping


Beginning of brow: place pencil on side of nose/inner corner or eye. This is where the brow should begin.
Arch: the arch of the brow should be positioned outside of the iris
Tail: using a pencil, make a diagonal line from the side of the nose to outside of the eye. This is where the brow should end.

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Brows & Your Face Shape


Oval – essentially every eyebrow shape works for an oval face – Beyonce

Heart – slightly rounded brows with a nice arch soften the heart shaped face – Rihanna
Round – to minimize roundness, create a more angular brow with a higher arch – Kirsten Dunst
Square – angular brows and an arch that is aligned with the jaw works best for a strong, square face – Jessica Simpson
Long – to minimize length, create a flatter brow – Sarah Jessica Parker

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Methods

**Before you start, it may be easier for those of you who DIY to trace the desired shape by outlining the brows with an eye pencil. Remove hair outside of the outline you drew. VOILA!



Tweezing – can be the most precise technique since only one
hair is being picked up at a time. However, people have a tendency to overtweeze. To avoid this catastrophe, after removing a few hairs, be sure to step back and assess the situation. If you can, it’s best to tweeze after showering, as your pores are open. Slanted-tip tweezers are your best bet.

Waxing Spread a thin layer of hot or cold wax in the direction of hair growth. Place a strip of cloth on top of the wax. After a few seconds, holding skin taut, pull strip in the opposite direction of hair growth.

Threading – this form of hair removal is an ancient Middle Eastern/Asian practice. A thin thread is rolled over the hair and removes a clean line of hair. When done correctly, it is very quick & precise method of hair removal.

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Brow Enhancement

Sparse brows? Brow mishap? These gaps can be filled-in rather easily. To avoid harshness, a shade or two lighter than your hair color is recommended. (Blondes may go a shade or two darker)

Brow Pencil – to avoid unnatural, drawn-on looking brows, hair-like strokes are key. Once you have filled in the necessary areas, use the brow brush to blend in the color.
Milani Easy Brow Pencil $5 in drugstores

Brow Powder – using a thin angle brush, apply powder to eyebrows. To set brows, use a clear or colored brow gel. bareMinerals Essential Brow Kit $32

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  1. Melissa L. says:

    Mel, you are a brow saver!

    I think I am going to print this and take it to the salon. Sometimes they just don’t get the shape right! One brow will be arched, the other not arched enough, the tail too short. All kinds of foolishness that leads me to have to walk around looking crazy waiting for them to grow back.

    This was the PERFECT post!

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