Properly shaped and shaded brows can enhance your features, providing a lifted look to your face. All too often, women come to me concerned that their brows are too thin. Causes of this include over- plucking/waxing/threading; thinning as we age; or medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or alopecia. Here are some helpful tips;
Let it grow - The first step is to allow the brows to grow in where possible. Remove excess hair only once every 2 weeks to allow hairs to fill in the spaces within and under the brow you have. Never remove hair above the brow - your plucking should be in between brows and on the brow bone.
Encourage growth - Exfoliation and massage help with regrowth. While you exfoliate your face, remember to also exfoliate the skin under brows. Rinse well, then massage with organic castor oil. Be gentle, as tugging at the hair will not be helpful.
Aim for the proper shape - see the photo above for guidelines. Use a pencil or other straight edge, lined up with the lower corner of your nose as your guide.
Choose the correct brow pencil/powder color - Use one shade lighter than your hair color, unless you're blonde. Blondes do well with one shade darker.
Fill in where the hair is too sparse - Use a soft eyebrow pencil, or an eyebrow brush with a brow powder. Use light, feathery strokes in the direction of the outside corner of the eye. Adeline Chung-Feder, stylist and makeup artist at Bodhi Salon in Brooklyn, showed me a great trick using a brown water-proof mascara on the top part of the sparse brow to color fine hairs, while using the pencil on the lower portion of the brow.
With a little patience and some new skills, your brows will be gorgeous in no time. If you need help, I'm always here for you, so contact me at 917. 596. 9535 or firstname.lastname@example.org I can help you with the shape, coloring, or careful hair removal with French hard wax or organic sugar.
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