Let's talk about brows PART 2: shaping and products

As I discussed in a previous post, full brows are still on trend this season and for those of us who are not blessed with full brows or who have over plucked over the years, makeup comes to our rescue with a wide range of products!

Brows come in infinite shapes but here i will show you something that will work for all.
Golden Ratio to find the best shape for the eyebrows,
image courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills
First of all we have to find the right shape for our face! The general rule that is to use the golden ration to trace 3 points on your brow: the beginning, the high point of the arch and the end.
With a pencil or a brush, find the point where your eyebrow starts by finding the point vertically from your nose upwards. Trace a small dot there and move on rotating until your pencil crosses the pupil of the eye. This is the spot where the high point of the arch should be. Finally follow the line from the nose to the end of the eye and further to find the optimal ending point of your brow. 
Once you have traces these three points, just connect them to each other to obtain the perfect brow shape.

Regarding products you can use there are different categories:
  • eyebrow gel: it looks like mascara and comes clear or tinted. It is very useful for those with naturally full and unruly brows. It will keep them in place and eventually add a bit of color. My favorite one is the clear one from Essence;
  • eyebrow pencils: very handy and precise tools, they are especially good for a dramatic look. Just draw small hairs just like your own to make it look as natural as possible. My favorites are Catrice EyeBrow Stylist and Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil;
  • eyebrow powder: for a more natural look we use specific powders or even eye shadows. we apply them with a small angled brush in small strokes in the direction of your natural hair. You can set your work with with clear mascara. This is the method I prefer and I use the powder included in the Elf Eyebrow Kit
  • eyebrow wax: is applied the same way as a powder but stays put longer and can be used as a base for powder itself. 
You can find all these products in every drugstore and is up to you to find what is the method that suits you (and your brows) best.

Regarding color, dark haired girls should go with a shade lighter than their haircolor, whereas blondes should go 1 or 2 shades darker than their haircolor. Also, when picking a color, stay away from warm tones and go for cool browns.

I hope this post was helpful and good luck with experimenting! :)


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