Red Carpet Worthy Brows
Did you know that in Ancient Greece the unibrow was an attractive trait in women and men? So much so, that they actually used to draw them in with their equivalent of eye pencil? Well, times have changed, but the Greeks did stumble onto an important idea: brows are a great way to highlight and channel the eyes and personality.
Although, strong brows made a resurgence on the runways of Fall 2012, they're a lot better groomed than their ancient forebears. I naturally have a "strong" brow, one of the many traits that I've inherited from my dear old dad and after a few experiments in high school with a tweezer, I've come away the realization that delicate eyebrows will never be for me.
Most beauty experts believe that you should refine what nature gave you rather than drastically changing your brow shape. Bushy brows look more youthful. One of my favorite celebrities with stronger brows is Camilla Belle. Natalie Portman has these awesome straight eyebrows that are so sophisticated and elegant. Arched eyebrows are undeniably sexy. I think Rihanna has struck the perfect balance of sensual, but still a ways from sexpot.
In addition to shaping those lovely brows, you can also add extra definition with an eye shadow or a product specifically designed for brows. Most women should use a color two to three shades lighter than their hair color, with blondes going a few shades darker. Like in elementary school, always color within the lines. One last touch is to use a brow gel -- vaseline will do in a pinch -- to keep your hairs in place.
Posted by Natalie T.