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Eyebrow mistakes
November 26, 2017, 4:23 pm

Don’t underestimate the importance of good eyebrows, a flawless set of arches can do wonders for the entire face the way a good haircut can.

Like eye color and face shape, all eyebrows are unique. Some are thin, some are thick, some are sparse and some are so full they don’t need any brow pencil. Half the secret of having good arches is understanding your natural eyebrows and how they should be shaped to suit your face. The other secret is avoiding some of the most common brow mistakes.

To prevent any brow regrets, here are some of the most common eyebrow mistakes:

Trying to shape eyebrows after getting them professionally done:  You try to maintain your brows between visits, but you are unsure about what brow hairs to remove to achieve the desired shape. This can result in over-plucking or ruining the professional shape. If you are unsure about where to pluck your brows, then you should avoid the area altogether and only pluck the stray hairs. Let professionals handle the shaping.

Not maintaining brows while growing them out:  Waiting for over-plucked brows to grow out can be a painful process, but there’s more to be done than just waiting. Use brow makeup to enhance eyebrows and create the shape as they’re growing out.

While letting brows grow, consider using a brow product to assist in the regrowth process such as a brow enhancer that will help create the desired look. After brows have grown out, visit a professional to get them shaped.

Using the wrong brush with brow products:  Just like with any makeup, having the right tools to apply brow products is key. Using the wrong brushes with cream or powder products results in messy and unnatural lines. With the help of a thin, angled brush, you can make the strokes appear much more natural.

Filling in brows with a too-dark pencil:  Another common brow mistake is women with dark hair using black pencils or powders to fill in their brows. The end result can be too harsh. Instead such women should use a dark brown pencil as opposed to black because the former is far more flattering.

Not using brow measurements: When it comes to filling in brows, don’t guess. Measure. And this is especially important for those with asymmetrical brows. Begin mapping out the start of the brow, the arch and where the brow ends with a brow pencil. Then outline the brow shape ensuring they are symmetrical. Next, fill them in and blend the color for a natural-looking result.

Skipping brow gel:  Like a good hairspray, brow gel is the finishing touch that helps eyebrows stay in place. This gives them a groomed appearance and shows off their shape. Brow gel should be applied after the filler or color has been applied and blended. Those who don’t need any additional color can use a clear gel.

Thinking brows should be identical:  Most women spend ages trying to get brows to look exactly the same, but brows are sisters, not twins, work to make each brow perfect, not identical.

Stop trying to pluck brows until they are mirror images of each other. When applying brow products, define each one and ensure they’re balanced. In other words, check to make sure one brow isn’t drastically darker than the other.



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