22 May Five Minute Fix: How to Have Full, Fabulous Eyebrows
TREND: FULL EYEBROWS
CHALLENGE: GROOMING THICK BROWS OR COSMETICALLY CAMOUFLAGING THIN BROWS
The glossies have pronounced the thick Charlotte Gainsbourg-esque look au courant. At long last, my meaty caterpillar brows are a statement versus a liability.
MASTERS OF THE BROW
It has taken me years to tame my wayward thicket of facial hair into something resembling the effortless chic of professionally groomed models in VOGUE. This takes an inordinate amounts of time plucking, trimming and praying that I don’t morph into Dr. Zaius of Planet of the Apes stature while I sleep at night. But, I have developed tricks; tips that nip a looming unibrow in the bud. Here’s what you need: a transparent brow gel to shellac wayward brows into well arched submission, tweezers to help create two definitive brows from one and stencils to maintain a groomed to-the-nines arch.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, women with thin brows now crave the va va voom of a Brooke Shields’ brow. Can this be achieved? Absolutely. With the right tools of the trade. While actually growing thick brows will be a challenge, the right brow pencil or powder is all you need. And, consider brow enhancing serum. Brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills and Librow have developed products that can jump start hair growth too thin or ill fated (over-tweezed) bald spots. The trick is to get a pencil to add weight to anorexic brows that matches your hair color.
Here is a video tutorial that I love from Huffington Post Live on how to achieve perfectly arched, full brows.