I have a secret that will make you look younger, your eyes pop, and your face have balance. It can lift your face or weigh you down or make your eyes disappear. It is one of the most neglected pieces of beauty. However, if shaped, groomed, and (if needed) colored, it can completely change your look. Your eyebrows! Start looking around on TV, in magazines, and in advertisements. The men and women's eyebrows are taken care of. They are shaped, groomed, and colored.
As we age our eyebrows get lighter and more coarse. But if we take the time to keep them colored and groomed, we will look younger and more put together.
Men and women need to keep their eyebrows shaped. Gentlemen need to keep them separated, no unibrows! Then if they are still too bushy, grooming from only the top. Men should have dark, thick eyebrows ,not bushy with long, wiry hairs growing into their eyes. Women should shape underneath, between, and on top of the eyebrows. You want to create an arch. Thin eyebrows are out. They should be full and frame your eyes.
There are four ways to remove and shape your eyebrows, but I only recommend two. You can wax, thread, tweeze, and shave. I recommend you wax or thread your eyebrows. Waxing and threading will remove unwanted eyebrows from the room, making them grow back lighter and finer. If you have sensitive skin or are using Accutane, I recommend that you get your eyebrows threaded. It stays on the surface and removes the hair easily. Waxing and threading should be done by a professional. If you have never shaped your eyebrows, see a professional Outside eyes are always best when starting a new look. You can shave or tweeze. I don't like shaving because it cuts your hair down just making it thicker, and it will grow back in 2 days. Tweezing is good for maintenance; however, when you first groom your eyebrows, you can easily get lost and take too much off.
Color is important to your eyebrows. If you have black hair and no or light eyebrows, it just looks different. Your eyebrow color should be darker than your hair color, or the same color if you have black hair. You can get your eyebrows tinted to help you keep them colored. This is a more semi permanent way. You can also use eye shadow or eyebrow pencils to create this look. Be careful and practice filling in your eyebrows. If done wrong, you can make yourself look angry or lost.
The most permanent way to give yourself eyebrows is to tattoo them. This will last around 5 years then fade. You will want to make sure you go to a permanent makeup artist, not a tattoo parlor. This is great for those who have no eyebrows due to sickness or just genetics. You can wake up and go out the door and know you look great.
No matter how you decide to frame your eyes (waxing, threading, make up, tattooing, or just plain grooming), taking the time to shape and color your eyebrows will make you look younger and help your eyes to pop.
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