Sunday, July 24, 2011

Define Your Brows...

Do you tweeze your brows on your own or have them professionally waxed, threaded, or if you dare try electrolysis for permanent hair removal. If you're in the Wichita area, Kathy at Nails and Beyond (235 and West Central, across from the QT) does FABULOUS brows, the salon atmosphere is peaceful and serene and the prices for ALL services are very reasonable. Check it out!

No matter what grooming service you prefer shaping your brows with a little make-up is essential. Below are tips and tricks from yours truly to creating and maintaining the PERFECT brow.

The first step in creating your brow is to determine your skin type. If you have normal to dry skin you can use an eyebrow pencil. If you have oily skin you can use powders or oil free brow liners.  If you're like me and have oily skin you can get away with using both a pencil and powder.

Once you've decided which product to use; pencil, powder, or both choose a color. When selecting a color, it's best to choose a color that is as close to your natural hair color as possible.

After you've selected your pencil or powder color you're ready to start creating your perfect brow. Start your brow by outlining your brow with concealer. As a beginner, when carrying out this step it is safe to follow your natural brow shape. As you get better, you can start getting fancy and creating all kinds of brow shapes that are flattering to your face.

Once you've outlined your brow, take the eyebrow pencil and make short, quick strokes on the upper portion of your brow. You can define the 'arch point' in your brows with the pencil.

When the upper portion of your brow has been defined with the pencil, take your angle brush and brow powder to fill in your brow and make sure the powder blends with the eyebrow pencil brush strokes you made earlier.

Brush your brows with eyebrow brush to better blend the pencil and powder. Once the brow powder and pencil are 100% blended take a small foundation brush and blend the concealer on top and bottom portion of brow to display your perfectly created brow.

Lastly, apply foundation and powder as normal and make sure you do not mess up your perfectly sculpted brow.

SN: If you choose to try these steps to create the perfect brow let me know and post pics. Sorry I didn't have step by step photos to post for better visual aids...I'm in Houston visiting my family and don't have my computer. When I get back to Kansas, I will post step by step photos.