InTruBeauty: 3 Steps to the Perfect Brow!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

3 Steps to the Perfect Brow!

3 Steps to the Perfect Brow:
Your brows are such an important part of your face that often get neglected. The right maintenance, tools, and products however can put that perfect finishing touch on any look by shaping your entire face and making your eye area appear more lifted. As we age, we may notice our brows getting thinner, so the proper care early on is key. 

1. Condition your brows 
Billion dollar Brows includes a conditioning product. Another option is to use Vaseline on both your brows and lashes. Vaseline can actually make your lashes grow, or can prevent them from getting thinner as we age.  You can also buy Vitamin E in oil form which will act as a conditioner for your brows. 

2. Pluck, shape, wax or thread.
There are many different options for brow maintenance, you have to experiment and pick which one works best for you. My preference is to have my brows waxed every 2-3 months and then tweeze in the meantime to keep up the waxed shape. Some of my favorite tweezers are Tweezerman as they have super sharp precision tips and many different kinds of tweezers for every need. 

How do you go about getting your brows waxed? Go to your hairstylist that you trust, tell them exactly what you want. If you are nervous about having too thin of brows, emphasize you want something natural and do not want too much taken off. Then next time, you can get a more extensive wax based on your comfort level. I've tried at home wax kits and in my opinion, they don't compare to getting your brows done professionally. A good wax usually costs around $15-20, which may seem like a lot, but it is actually one of the cheapest and quickest ways to improve your look. As you get older and the skin around this delicate eye area looses some elasticity  At that point, I would recommend plucking over waxing as you don't want to damage the very delicate skin in that area. I have never had threading down, but that is an option as well.  The correct arch can make the eye are appear lifted and give you back some of those years! 

Shaping your brows alone can be difficult and stressful. Billion dollar brows has a tool included in their kit along with a white pencil so that you shape your brows perfect. Another favorite product, ybf (your best friend) universal brow pencil also comes with a how to guide, part of which is pictured below.
3. Fill in your brows
There are many brow products that come in the form of a brow pencil, powder, marker and more. My personal preference is for a pencil or marker. I have in a pinch used some matte brown eyeshadow instead of buying a specific brow powder. The easiest product in my opinion is Laura Geller's Brow Marker. If you are going to get a pencil, I prefer ybf and billion dollar brows. They are both universal pencils meaning the lighter or harder your press, a different color you get, taking the guess work out of picking a color. These are great for everyday simple looks or for a more dramatic night out. I often find after I do a dramatic eye look that it just doesn't look right until I fill my brows in. 

I hope these tips helped. I never payed much attention to my brows until a few years ago, but as you can see it really does make a difference.

Yours in Trubeauy, 


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