By Takiya Smith
Having covered the basics of eyebrow placement and natural structure, let’s take a closer look at design and definition. No matter who you are, at some point and time, you have observed, wondered or even desired the look of full, thick and precisely arched eyebrows. Let’s go back to that magazine article and revisit those ever-so coveted Angelina Jolie eyebrows.
Following the proper shape, the next key element is to keep brows neatly groomed and well maintained. Waxing and tweezing are traditional brow grooming services that can be done both at home or in a spa or salon. My choice pick and ultimate suggestion is the fast spreading method of Eyebrow Threading, which is a true art form that involves the simple use of an organic piece of cotton beauty thread. The thread is manipulated to target sections or individual segments of hair that are ultimately pulled directly out of the follicle with minimal to no pain, irritation, redness or swelling. Threading does not pull the skin, thus causes no incorporation of “sagging” and offers a clean, precise and highly defined eyebrow like no other.
Once the brow has been properly designed and shaped, the next step, if needed, consists of fillers, such as brow powders or pencils. Though pencils tend to lean on the harsher side, resulting in unnatural looking brows, a softer look can be achieved with the correct color match, a soft hand during application and light, swift strokes in the direction of the natural brow. As a suggestion, my recommendation is soft hue brow powders that have the consistency of eye shadow. Brow powders blend so well and fill in sparse brows as well as make non-noticeable blonde or fair hair pop with color.
Lastly, be sure to keep a good polisher, such as clear mascara or a brow gel, to complete your brow kit. Brow gels help to set and hold your brows for an all-day look that is sure to dazzle and keep everyone asking how to get your celeb-worthy brows.
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By Takiya Smith