Beauty Looks ~ It’s All About the Brows Baby!
Remember the days of plucking your brows down to what felt like their very last strand? It was time consuming and although on trend, in hindsight not very attractive. Thank God in today’s beauty world, brows are back!! This look is all about a strong but structured brow to give your face natural drama and dimension. Here are the tools you’ll need to achieve this look:
White out: Before shaping brows, use a white eye pencil and an eyebrow stencil (we recommend one by Senna Cosmetics) to determine your best arch and trace it out.
Pencil me in: Next, use a brow pencil to fill in the shape of the brow and then use a brow powder to give the brow more depth. To choose the right color, follow this simple rule: for blondes, go one shade darker than your hair color, for brunettes go one shade lighter. Redheads should try to stay as close to their shade as possible or choose a very light brown.
Shape n Tweeze: Now that you have the size and shape you desire, use tweezers to pluck stray brows. Be careful not to over pluck as more is more here, and no one wants a repeat of a bad early 90’s brow (Sorry Pam Anderson!)
Welcome back brows: Guilty of over plucking for the last decade and now have little brow to speak of? No worries, the latest brow serums, like this one from Anastasia Beverly Hills, are guaranteed to bring awesome back to your arch. It may take a few months of consistent application, but no one ever said beauty was easy right?
by Sian Bitner Kearney
by Christina Farrell
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Tagged best brow pencils, best brow products, bold brows, brows, Eugenia Weston, eyebrow tips, Senna, Senna Cosmetics, Senna form a brow
Did you love the brows you saw on the crimson rug? We’ve got the scoop on this too. Anastasia Soare, founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills is known as The Definitive Brow and Eye Expert and made over the brows at the Oscars for Mary Steenburgen, Leighton Meester, Oprah Winfrey, Laura Dern, Kate Capshaw, Julie Chen, Jason Schwartzman, Jennifer Lopez, and Heidi Klum. Anastasia tells us here how you can achieve these looks at home:
“Jennifer Lopez is always so glamorous, she maintains a high arch brow and loves to use highlighter along her brow bone. To achieve her look, fill in your brows using Medium Ash brow powder and finish off the look with Brow Duality pencil in Lace along your brow bone.”
Just like Kermit sang “it’s not easy being green”, sometimes it is not easy to be a redhead. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore being a fiery redhead, so much so that I pay ridiculous amounts of money to keep my naturally red hair from turning very unnaturally grey! (see my post about coconut oil)
I am sure it would be much easier to fend off my silver roots if I embraced being a blonde…but I refuse!! *sigh*
To top off my hair dying frustration, I have to make sure my light strawberry brows match my gloriously dyed auburn mane. Not an easy task my friends. Most companies tend to forget the redheads of the world, and we are forced to use an eyeshadow to try and match our hair color.