I have always been so obsessed about having well defined eyebrows. Ever since makeup school, my guru at CAS, Ms. Jen Delica, told me that even by just having well-groomed, well-shaped eyebrows can really make your look.
Clients usually ask me if I really need to put product on their eyebrows and my answer is always "of course!".
Having well defined eyebrows will make them look well-groomed which ever angle you are being photographed so it's really crucial in makeup application to have great shaped eyebrows! During your wedding photos (or when you go out on a formal event), you take lots of photos whether by your professional photographer or your friends. Having well shaped brows lift and brightens your face and really makes your makeup look put very well together. Check the 2 photos above, whether you are being photographed frontal or profile, the eyebrows give a lot of character to any look.
Here are some tips to help make the most of your archs:
Arch the Right Way: Lots of us pluck the arch of our brows into the wrong place and that works against us. To know where it should be, grab a pencil and hold it parallel to the outer edge of your iris. The point where the pencil hits your brow is where your arch should be. If you feel you have over plucked, be patient and let them grow. Yes, they grow back if you do not keep plucking them.
Stopping Point: Your eyebrows should end at the same place where your brow bone does. If they're shorter they'll look oddly rectangular. Too long? You run the risk of looking droopy eyed -- not a good look.
Step Away from the Tweezers: Experts agree that over-plucking is a bad idea and recommend that you tweeze only once every three weeks! And, when you do pluck, pull out only one hair at a time. Patience is the key. After plucking one hair, step back and look at yourself in the mirror and analyze where you still need plucking.
Lighten Up!: A lot of women use eyebrow pencils in entirely the wrong shade -- namely too dark making them look too cartoony. A good rule of thumb is that you want to go with a color that's a shade or two lighter than the color of your hair. (Go with what your current hair color is, not what you were born with.)
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