5 ways to get the perfect contour
Eyebrows: there’s more to them than meets the eye. When shaped properly, these arches improve our overall appearance and better frame our face. However, if they aren’t maintained, they can convey the opposite of how we truly feel and, needless to say, can give people the wrong idea about our mood at one point in time. Thus, it is important to keep them looking clean and groomed regularly. Below are five methods to get picture-perfect brows!
A quick and painless way to get rid of the stubble, many women use an eyebrow razor to redefine and clean up around their eyebrows, as this method allows for greater precision. But given the brow’s proximity to the eyes, it is important to proceed with caution to avoid any cuts and burns. Before taking the blade to your eyebrow, make sure to hydrate the area. (Your brows are best moisturized after a bath or shower.) Then, simply shave in the direction of hair growth as you outline your desired shape.
Another popular and efficient eyebrow-shaping method, waxing enables you to obtain a clean brow shape that will last for weeks. But in order to benefit from this technique, your eyebrow hair must be at least ¼’’ long. As you would do when shaving, apply wax in the direction of hair growth. Then press on the strip, grab the end, and remove in the opposite direction in one quick pull.
A trusted brow-shaping technique women as well as professionals have used for decades now, plucking eyebrows, , can help you achieve a very precise, clean brow shape, and a well-groomed appearance. Like the methods outlined above, you must first moisturize the area before proceeding. Cleansing the skin or using a facial scrub will exfoliate the skin. Another important point, which also goes for all techniques, is to brush the brow hair up and out before proceeding. Then, armed with a quality tweezer, you can get to plucking, but be sure to take your time, and often step back to have a look in order to ensure you do not overpluck. Lastly, dab on some aloe vera gel to reduce the redness.
Originating in India, this age-old brow-shaping regimen has gained in popularity over the past few years. As the name suggests, eyebrows are shaped with the use of a thin cotton thread. The thread is twisted and pulls brow hairs at the follicle in a neat and straight line. While this method can be used at home, given the degree of skill it requires, we strongly recommend you let an experienced threader shape your eyebrows.
Women with thin, pale, or unmanageable eyebrows have turned to this facial cosmetic procedure to enhance their overall appearance. Micropigmentation of the eyebrows implies tattooing or filling in the area using natural and hypoallergenic pigments. But beware, the look is permanent, therefore it’s best to steer clear of super-high arches or a too-trendy brow shape.