Saturday, June 1, 2013

Be Pin Up Perfect get the perfect eyebrow – part 1 SHAPING

Debonaire Do's pin up brows
Pin up brows with Michelle of Debonaire Do's

Eyebrows are a must ladies...

Whether you are a Bettie, a Dita, Rockin chick, you have the perfect look mastered – your repertoire of pin up perfection MUST include your brows. I see lots of hot gals, looking pretty as a pin up, but sometimes the eyebrow let her down.
With beautifully shaped eyebrows with a nice arch are an important part of a polished look. Fabulous eyebrow shaping calls attention to your eyes, frames them, and makes them appear more open and enhances your look.
Pin up brows sweet painted lady
Here are some tips to master the shape of the brow. This is a must. I was a monthly waxer – no more, I will go to the expert once a month just to get a shape check, then I will tweeze away to my hearts content!
Tools of the trade:
  • Cotton pad
  • Toner/witch hazel to sooth the brow
  • Tweezers – invest in a good pair of tweezers
  • Brow brush or you can use a toothbrush
  • Eye brow wax or hairspray
OK, start slowly, get a plan in place, use your makeup brushes to get a sense of the lines an where they are on your own eye to eyebrow, pluck one or two hairs at a time, go from one brow to the other to keep things even.
Make a eyebrow plan

Just start out plucking a few hairs a day, as hasty plucking can leave you with that ‘surprised’ look for a few weeks!
Remember – the easiest mistake to make is to over pluck! Start slowly but surely.
Eyebrows should have an arch, however this doesn’t often happen naturally.

A -The perfect brow starts on the inside corner of your eye (the tear duct area) Hold a pencil or your brush vertically against the side of your nose, notice where it meets your brow – this is where the brow begins.

B - In a ideal perfect “pin up world” the arch happens over the iris, the colored part of your eye. It should be gentle. Hold a pencil or brush against your nostril and move it diagonally out across your iris – this is the best place for the arch tweezer a few hairs at a time from A to B tapering the line slightly thinner toward the peak of the arch – this will start to create a great shape for your brow.

C - they finish at the outside corner, above your eyelashes. With the pencil or brush against your nostril extend it across to the outer corner of your eye – this will guide you to the best place for the brow to end, if you tweezer from B to C tapering the line thinner.

As mentioned above if you are planning to re-shape your arch yourself, have good tweezers and a plan in front of you with the shape for your brows.
Tip; plucking eyebrows in the direction of growth ever, and the skin between thumb and forefinger, stretch it. ALWAYS tweezer in the same direction as the hair grows.

If you are having trouble taming those brows, here is another little trick. Take a toothbrush and spray with a little hair spray and then brush on brows. The stickiness of the hair spray will help keep them in place.

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