Cynthia Sass, makeup artist and esthitician, offers the below tips for creating your perfect brow. For more great tips and tricks, visit our QuickDish section! For more information on Cynthia visit her website, sassmakeup.com or truSkincareBoulder.com.
Tweezing, waxing, threading and now "planing" (the newest phenomenon), the quest to define the perfect brow is a real shape-shifter, both for your eyes and your attitude. A few things, however, remain in place. Let's start by taking a look at top options for the job to see which one works best for you.
AN EYE FOR AN EYE
If you're new to brow grooming, seek out an expert to create the shape for ideal appeal. Many claim to be masters, but few can deliver; when you see a brow that's a classic beauty, ask for the source. Referrals are the golden ticket!
DO TRY THIS AT HOME
Keep up on your new shape at home; take out repeat offenders the moment they poke through with perfectly honed tweezers such as Wide Grip Point™ Tweezer. When tweezing, make sure you're removing the hair as you would a splinter (in the direction of the growth) as not to overly pull or stress the skin.
TO "PLANE" OR NOT TO "PLANE"
Planing? YES, planing! I read about it, bought it, tried it, love it! I'm now a convert brow planer at home, and on the set. Think of a nifty crafted switchblade, designed just for the brow that leaves no telltale redness or irritation. Read all about it and buy it at http://www.christiharris.com/.
SHADES OF PERFECTION
The finished product is only complete when you blend your new shape into a smooth finish with a brow pencil or shadow that's a shade or two lighter than your hair color and set with a clear brow gel or wax. Jet setter? Go with a custom travel kit that has it all like Urban Decay's Brow Box or Anastasia's All About Brows Kit. Now that's a sharp eye!
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