Let’s face it – your eyebrows can either make you or break you. Beautifully groomed and properly shaped eyebrows can make a face look complete. So say goodbye to thin, over-tweezed eyebrows, because Fall 2011 is all about the natural (which I love) almost “boyish” eyebrow. The projected makeup trends are all about the defined eyebrow – darkened in with black (not brown!) pencil (or shadow) – which I absolutely love and rock on a daily basis thanks to my South Asian roots. So, if you’re not born with a thick and lush set of brows – no problem, after all that is why we have makeup!
Before - No Makeup
After - Natural Glam Makeup - with Groomed Eyebrows
Remember, when defining your eyebrows, it is always best to start with a good tweezer – specifically a tweezer that has a tip that is pointed or slanted. Here are three steps that I follow (remember, if you’re not sure – go see a professional before you begin tweezing!).
1- Imagine a vertical line going up from the outside of your nostril towards your forehead. The inner part of the eyebrow should hit this imaginary line.
2- A straight line going out from the outside corner of your nostril past the outer corner of your eye marks the end of your eyebrow (almost at a 45 degree angle to line 1).
3- Your arch should be found approximately two thirds of the way from your inner eyebrow.
I personally do not like the look that a pencil gives when used to fill in eyebrows because I find it a little too harsh and doesn’t look very natural. Instead, I opt for an eyeshadow or eyebrow-powder. After foundation (but before any eyeshadow is put on), I define eyebrows. The first step that I do is using an eyebrow gel (or clear mascara) I brush the hairs in place – this leaves them looking groomed. I then fill the eyebrows in with a brown eyeshadow (depending on ones hair colouring) with a slanted eyebrow brush.
Remember, clean and groomed eyebrows will perfectly compliment and complete any makeup look. So if you’re a huge fan of thick eyebrows, grab some eyeshadow and an eyebrow brush and get to work!