How’s your eyebrow game? Mine’s sh*t. Mainly because I plucked them all out when I was sixteen and stupid. So, we’ve enlisted the help Josie — The Brow Queen at Farrago Skin and Body, to give us some great tips to get you back in the game!
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By Josefine Caruso Eyebrow Specialist – Farrago Skin and Body
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EYEBROWS!
I’ve seen all sorts of brows — including lots of disasters. I always tell my clients, “If you want the perfect eyebrows, leave it to the experts!”! However, for those of you who are playing at home, here are 5 easy steps to follow.
1. SHAPE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT
The shape of your brows really frame your face. And by getting the first step right, the rest is easy to follow.
First, find out where your eyebrow begins and where it should end. This is the key to create the perfect brow. If you start too far out it will throw off the balance of your face. To figure out the inner starting point, take a pencil and line it up from the corner of your inner eye to the edge of your nose. The spot where the pencil overlaps your brow is where it begins. Mark the spot with a dot using an eyebrow pencil. Repeat on the other side.
To find out where the arch should peak, follow your natural arch. Use the same pencil, look in the mirror and line up the pencil with the outer edge of your nostril and the outer edge of your iris. The spot where the pencil crosses your brow is where your arch should peak. Mark a dot with your eyebrow pencil, and repeat on the other side.
Finally, to determine where your brow ends, line up your pencil from the outer nostril to the outer corner of your eye. The spot where the pencil crosses your outer brow is where it should end. Mark this pot using your eyebrow pencil, and repeat on the other side.
2. THE TAME GAME
Brush your brow hairs up using a brow brush. We love Proof Cosmetics Brow Brush #14 ($24.50). Trim only hairs that are long and DO NOT OVER TWEEZE!! Use quality tweezers and avoid the temptations. I’ve had so many clients come in that have ruined their shape, because they admitted that once they started, they couldn’t stop!
Eyebrow hair can take 6-8 weeks to grow back, and sometimes it’s gone for good. Take care of the hair you have.
3. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Styling your brows is the fun part, however, less is best! Build your product up gradually, as heavy eyebrows can take over your overall look. Always go a shade lighter and build up the colour.
Choosing the correct brow powder or pencil can be a bit tricky. Proof Cosmetics have a cool and warm pallet. I often use the cool pallet combined with California Brow Powder. However, a colour match is essential.
Using your brow brush, stroke the powder against the hair growth. The powder will create depth.
4. DEFINE A LINE
Follow by using an eyebrow pencil. I normally use the same shade as the powder. Apply in short backward strokes to stain the skin and ‘pick up’ brow hairs. Use a brow comb to brush into place.
5. SET & FORGET
Apply your brow gel. Set your brows in pace for the whole day. We use Proof Cosmetics Brow Gel, Clear ($29.95.) Using the wand smooth the hair growth from the inner to the outer part of your brows.
For eyebrow tutorials, colour matching or an “EYEBROW REHAB” come and see us!
I hope these tips help!
Josie – Farrago Skin and Body xx