So far, strong lips have been a common theme of many of the fall runway shows and the key element balancing them off is subtly-shaded, perfectly groomed eyebrows. So I thought I would do a post on how to achieve the right look, since people always seem to have so much trouble with their brows.
I think without realizing it, brows are one of the first things we notice about a person and we express so much about ourselves through them, so they should look as if they’ve been given some thought. Naturally, a good point to start from is a beautiful shape. From what I have seen, this is a procedure best left to a professional, whether you prefer waxing, tweezing or threading. I’m not going to get into details about achieving the right shape on your own, as that has been covered repeatedly in commercial magazines ad infinitum, but if a professional is not within your budget right now, I would say less (tweezing) is more. Unless your brows are very heavy, its usually not necessary to go beyond eliminating the strays, and I can’t emphasize this point more: tweeze from below the brow – NOT above!
Besides a good, angled application brush, Lorac’s “Take a Brow” is the best way to create a beautiful brow from a less than perfect one. The colors are right on (it comes in four shades) and the powder formulation is softer and easier to use than a pencil. Another plus is that there are two related colors in the palette – one lighter, one a little darker – to use separately or blended together for just the right shade. Thankfully, they are also devoid of any artificial-looking yellow and (except for auburn) red tones.The only drawback with this product is that the “brow fix” which is included, is surprisingly sub-par. One last word – err on the lighter side in both shade and application. No one wants to look like Cruella DeVille. $22. Widely available.