How to Get Perfect Eyebrows
You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow. - Jack Black
As anyone in show business can tell you, eyebrows are one of the defining features of the face. A single raise of an eyebrow, immaculate groomed or a fuzzy caterpillar shaped -- can have you at the edge of your seat, spilling popcorn all over the floor.
In addition to one of the main forms of how we show our feelings, they give the face shape, while also highlighting the eyes and forehead. In order to make your eyes pop in your wedding pictures, your eyebrows need to be looking their best.
While some people will tell you that certain face shapes go better with a specific eyebrow shape, you can't go wrong by following your natural eyebrow shape. There are three main ways to improve your eyebrows.
We'll leave these to the professionals. Hot wax can burn and any mistake will take some time to recover from. But done correctly this is a quickly, long lasting solution. First time waxers, beware of irritation that can leave you looking red and puffy for a day or too.
This is also not recommended to amateurs. Threading is when a loop of cotton thread is used to capture and remove a few threads at a time. This is not as quick as waxing, but much more precise.
This method takes the most time, but it's also the least expensive. All you need is a pair of tweezers and a mirror. If you've never plucked your eyebrows before and finding your natural arch is mind-boggling, it might be best to go to a professional and have your eyebrows professionally waxed or threaded. Then all you'll have to do is pluck out stray hairs.
This image illustrates how to find where your eyebrow begins, ends, and where the arch is. We suggest that you outline your eyebrows with a white or light colored eye pencil. This will help you determine which hairs to pluck and which to leave.
A) marks where your eyebrow should begin. Using two pencils, line up against your nose and let it point straight up. Mark the spot where it intersects your eyebrow. If your eyebrow falls a little short, you can fill in the space with an eyebrow pencil or an matte eye shadow three shades lighter than your hair color (two shades darker if you're blonde).
B) marks where your arch should be. Angle the pencil against your nose and mark the place as well. Did you know that the shape of your eyebrows helps moisture to flow sideways around the eyes, along the side of the head and along the nose?
C) marks where your eyebrow should end. Line up your pencil so that it begins at your nose and crosses the corner of your eye. Mark where it intersects your eye.
Using your white eyeliner by sketching out an eyebrow shape and pluck away. Remember to go slowly, because you can always pluck more, but overplucking can only be cured with time.
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Eyebrow Photo from Pinterest
Posted by Anna K.