Header Affirmation 3 – BEAUTY
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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert

  • Eyebrow Grooming Tips to Look Instantly Polished, Prettier and Even Younger

    Great looking brows are an instant beauty lift that you MUST never forget!

    How to keep your brows looking good

    The brow area helps open the eyes and gives your face the appearance of being well cared for, more relaxed, and even younger!

    You need to first find the right shape which in my opinion should be done by an expert. Once you’ve gotten the right look, you can easily keep the shape. Eyebrow waxing can be done in a salon in a matter of minutes!

    Keeping your eyebrows looking good is not difficult but needs regular maintenance. You can tweeze them all by yourself with a good tweezer and magnified mirror.

    Eyebrows in every shape and thickness to flatter your face

    Eyebrows in every shape and thickness to flatter your face

    Be sure to do your tweezing in a well lit area and don’t go overboard.

    The inner part of your brow should be thicker than the outer edge. Make sure the area from the arch going outwards tapers off gradually.

    Thickness of the brows depends on your features. Always maintain your natural arch.

    Brows that are too thin don’t look natural on most people and rarely look good. Brows need to look neat and well-shaped.

    When you begin plucking, never tweeze hairs above the brow to shape them. Stray hairs are the only thing you should be plucking!

    Pluck hairs from the underside of your brows one hair at a time, and pluck hairs in a row. Pluck the hair in the direction that the hair is growing and stay close to the skin.

    It’s a good idea to stop and check yourself in a regular mirror to make sure you’re even.

    If for some reason you’ve overplucked, don’t worry because the hair grows back within 2 weeks.

    To avoid bacteria from building up, it’s a good idea to take a Q-tip or cotton ball with toner or alcohol when you’re done. You can rub an icecube on the area plucked to reduce any puffiness.

    If you have areas on the brow missing, sparse or not growing, no need to worry. Eyebrow pencils and shadows are wonderful and look very natural. Try not to go much darker than your hair color. You can easily fill in the area and have that natural look you want.

    There are also brow mascaras on the market which are great to keep the shape in line and enhance the color a little. I am not a big fan of liquid brow products being they tend to get messy.

    I do however use clear brow mascara frequently on my clients to give a polished look to the brow and keep those babes in line. -- Brigitte Bigeard, Pretty One in Paris

    Photos: Montage/ PrettyOneinParis, Model/istock

    Published on May 11, 2010

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