When people see you, or you meet someone new, one of the very first things they will see is your eyes and eye area. That’s one of the reasons your eyebrows are such an integral part of your face. Your eyebrows frame your face, sort of similar to how a picture frame gently sits surrounding your favorite picture. They can truly make or break your look. Today, Lionesse would like to offer you some pointers on how you can avoid making costly mistakes in terms of your precious brows that can leave you crying rather than smiling.
Being that your brows only take up residence on a small portion of your face, going in with the tweezers and getting a bit pluck happy is never a good idea. A few stray hairs plucked to give your brows a clean look is always a good idea, but altering the brow’s shape, thickness, and style should be saved for the professionals. A few missing hairs out of place or over plucking in the wrong area could make you look angry, worried, or upset when you’re not – and that’s confusing for anyone. Be sure to leave the brow shaping to your trusted brow professional.
Shave Them Off
Shaving off your eyebrows is never, ever a good idea. Even if you think you would like to spend some time drawing them on for a while, or perhaps get permanent makeup applied in terms of your brows, think again. When the time comes where you decide you may want your natural brows back, you may not be able to regrow them – take Lucille Ball, for instance. The ‘I Love Lucy’ star was asked to shave her brows off for her first leading role in a movie, where she then penciled her brows on. After the movie was finished filming, she was never able to regrow her brows, and had to draw them on for the remainder of her life. Always think twice before making what could end up being a dire mistake such as this.
Misplacing Your Arch
Many women accidentally misplace their arch when they are tweezing their own brows at home. To get a well-defined arch exactly where it should be, pick up an eyeliner pencil, and hold it from the outer corner of your nose on the brow’s side you want to work on, and up and diagonal to the eye. Allow the pencil to meet the outer edge of the iris of the eye – this is where you want your arch to begin. Extend the arch slightly outward for the perfect arched brow look.
Removing Too Much of the Tail
Removing too much of the tail end of your brows is always a bad idea. To know where your brow tail should end, feel the orbital bone around the end of your eyebrow. You will feel a little point inside of the bone – that is exactly where the brow should extend to and end. Be sure not to go overboard with the brow pencil in this area, or extend the tail in a downward motion – it can make your eyes appear droopy, which is never a good look.