Everything You Need To Know About Brows
One thing I wish someone would have told me in my teenage years is the total difference that eyebrows can make for your face. Or told me not to over pluck my brows to within an inch of their lives! For every individual person, their individual bone structure and natural shape of their hair growth come largely into play to determine how they’ll fill in their brows. There are many different common mistakes that even the best of us make-maybe some you don’t even consider. It’s time to set the record straight and get our brow game strong!
Your Natural Brow Shape
Naturally, eyebrows vary in thickness for everyone. Some of us may blame genetics, obsessive plucking, or a bad wax for our overly thin eyebrows. Especially because these days when thicker brows are on trend.
In order to keep your brows full and natural, it is important to understand the proper technique for tweezing your strays. While you may be tempted to grab the magnifying mirror and go in with pinpoint accuracy, it may be a better idea to take a step back and tweeze from there. The problem with zooming in on your brows to tweeze them comes from over plucking strays that may not actually be as obvious as you think.
When you don’t account for your entire face and you only focus on the perfection of your eyebrow, you could end up tweezing the majority of it away.
Regardless of your brow’s thickness, all eyebrows will take a certain amount of upkeep. There are many different ways to reshape and touch up your brows here are some easy ways to tame those brows.
Tweezing is the go-to option for those of us who wish to spend little money or time on their brows.
While tweezing your brows, make sure you can take your time and don’t over-pluck. Remember that your natural brow shape should largely impact the hairs you should pull and if you are in doubt-don’t pull. As far as eyebrows go, classic beauty lies largely in natural fuller brows.
Waxing is the quick removal of your stray hairs at once. This is a fast process that immediately creates your brow shape as well as redefines your edges. Waxing is one of the most commonly used forms of hair removal. Make sure you get your wax done by someone you can trust with your eyebrows, though! Any one extreme error and you could lose half a brow in one wrong pull.
Have you seen the threading pop up shops but have been afraid to try it? With threading, the therapist will use a thin cotton thread to remove hairs from your eyebrow. It is a long process that can irritate the skin.
Threading is a better more permanent alternative than waxing because it does less damage to the skin. It is on the higher scale of pain but in my opinion totally worth it!
Filing them in
So, you’ve got your natural eyebrows and now you are ready to take the next step by filling and shaping them into the best brows for you. Remember to start very lightly with a small amount of product. When it comes to brows less is definitely more. You want the naturally fuller, not looking much bigger or darker than your natural brow.
The last and final piece of advice is something which is important to remember.
“Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins.”
I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve wasted trying to get my eyebrows to match identically. In reality, your eyebrows will grow differently and giving them perfect symmetry is not necessary for perfect brows.
Written by Laura Doyle staff writer at FFHQ who also blogs at www.lovelifeandlittleones.com.