The Brows Have It
Don’t underestimate what a well defined brow can do for your facial features giving you a crisp, put together appearance that people notice, even if they can't identify the cause. “The correct brow will help open up the entire eye area and work to improve the face’s overall symmetry,” says makeup artist & hairstylist Terry Craig. “The perfect brow will make you look fresh, rested, young,healthy, So how do you go about learning how to do your eyebrows? For starters, your face shape plays a role in determining which eyebrow shape works best for you.
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Square A square jaw accents the angularity of your face, so softly rounded brows are the way to go. “Make sure your brows are not too angular,” says Terry. “But beware of making brows appear too round; you don’t want to over pluck and create rainbow-shaped brows!”
Round If your face is round you want to make sure your brows are very angular with a high arch. Because there is a lack of definition in a rounder face, the perfect angled brow can bring out and define facial bone structure that is lacking or not present. For round faces, a higher arch is flattering.
Long A long face is characterized by features that are vertically stretched out. In this case, it is important to extend the tails of your brows east-to-west to really play up horizontal features.” “I always suggest that the tails of brows extend beyond the corner of the eye, but a long face should make it a point for tails to extend a bit longer. It is important to beware when sculpting the tail, however, as allowing it out too far will drag the eye down and make it appear droopy.”
Heart "Although bold brows are in this season, a heart shaped face will definitely want to steer shy of this trend,” Terry says. Because of the petite jaw line and emphasis on the upper portion of the face, it is important to keep brows well-manicured and exceptionally groomed.That being said, a thin brow is never in! The idea here is to create a shape that is controlled and never bushy. This tight brow on the top hemisphere of the face will serve to balance the smaller chin and jawline of the bottom half.
Oval A classic, balanced brow is perfect for this well proportioned faceshape.Just make sure you follow three rules for all face shapes (see below). All Face Shapes No matter what face shape you have, there are three golden rules to follow when it comes to your brows. 1. The head of the brow should begin at the bridge of your nose. This point can be easilyfound by vertically holding a pencil up to either side of your nose bone. 2. Terry says,”The arch of your eyebrows should be about two-thirds of the way out. One of the biggest mistakes I see is a centered arch. This gives the dreaded ‘rainbow’ shape!” 3. Don’t cut your brows too short. “The tail should, at the very least, end on an imaginary line from the corner of the nose to the corner of the eye,” Terry says. “You can allow it to extend slightly further as long as that tail doesn’t end lower than where the head begins (this can make the eyes look droopy). Whether yours are thinning, fading, or graying, we help you get them in shape! 1. Start by gently outlining the shape of the browwith your pencil.
With fine stokes to fill in missing hairs. 2.With a stiff, angled brow brush, dust on the powder in the same direction your hairs grow. use brow gel for added coverage over stubborn whitehair. 3. When you’re finished, brush the hairs up and out with a spoolie (it’s like a clean mascara wand); this blends and softens the powder so it looks more natural and removes any excess powder.
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The Problem: Brows thin at the outer edges (by your temples). Often this happens with a thyroid imbalance. The tail of the brow is the part that sets off the arch, which makes eyes look youthful without it, eyes seem droopy and tired.” The Solution: Lengthen your brow tails with a pencil. The Brow Fix: 1. First, determine where the tail of your brow should end by holding a pencil diagonally from the outside corner of your nostril to the outer corner of your eye. The spot where the pencil intersects with your brow is your target. 2. Extend your brows to that point by using the brow pencil to sketch light, feathery strokes in the same direction your hairs grow. Very gently fill in with Glo Minerals Brow Powder. 3. Set the pencil—and blend the penciled-in tails with the rest of your hairs—by stroking Glo Minerals Brow Gel over the entire length of your eyebrows. Your Arch Enemy: Graying Brows
The Problem: “From afar, gray or white brows disappear completely, which makes your features look washed out and unbalanced,” says Julie The Solution: Camouflage colorless hairs using the right technique, which depends on the number of grays you have. The Fix: 1. Hide a few strays with a brow pencil that matches your eyebrow color; with a sharpened tip point it lets you paint hairs precisely with a natural-looking color. 2. If you have a significant number of grays, color them temporarily by brushing on a tinted brow gel that's slightly lighter than the nongray hairs. 3. If your brows are mostly gray, dyeing them is the best fix. Even if the hair on your head is silver or gray hair, I suggest dyeing brows light ash brown,” says Julie. “ This creates a frame for your eyes that brighten your features for a more youthful look. Your Arch Enemy: Overgrown Wild Brows
The Problem: Bushy brows can make eyes look smaller. And longer, coarser hairs (which appear with age) may overhang at the outer edges, making lids look droopy, says Julie. The Solution: Trim long stray hairs, and have them waxed for the ultimate groomed brow, brush hairs in place for arches that are under control. Don’t forget your PEEPERS!
Some glasses will cover your eyebrows, while others will frame them. Either way, with glasses your eyebrows are more noticeable. Make them stand out for all the right reasons! Keep up on your grooming, whether you wax, or tweeze. Make sure they are nicely trimmed and shaped. Your undereye circles will be more noticable with shadows from the eyeglass frame, Julie suggests the sunbeam shade of Glo Luxe undereye highlighter to correct dark circles.