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Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips

How to pluck the perfect brow

#1 Locate the starting points
Flip your tweezers upside down so the open end is pointing downward, and place it vertically alongside the outer edge of the bottom of your nose. The point where the vertex lands marks the beginning of your brow (which should also be about one inch above the inner corner of your eye). Using an eye pencil, draw a vertical line to demarcate the start of each brow, then check that the space above the bridge of your nose is centered between them. Remove the strays that fall in between.

#2 Mark your end points
Lay the tweezer on an angle against your cheek so that the open end is at the bottom of your nose and the other end reaches the outer corner of your eye. The spot where the tweezer intersects your brow is where the hairs should end. Mark it with the eye pencil, then pluck the hairs beyond the line.

#3 Decide your brow thickness
Starting just below the fullest part of your brow, use an eye pencil to draw a line along the bottom edge of your brow; it should be above any stray hairs and it should follow the natural shape of your brow's top line, which may be angled, slightly curved, or even straight. Pluck the strays below the line. Ultimately, your brows should be between a quarter inch and a half inch at their thickest.

#4 Shape your arch
Look straight into a mirror. The arch should peak above the outer rim of your iris and lie right on your brow bone: "Imagine upside-down check marks, but with soft angles," says Vucetaj. Mark the point with your eye pencil, then remove a row of hairs along the bottom, from your inner brow point to the peak point. After the peak, shape the tail.



The Brow Bible

Thou shalt not Fix a unibrow by over-widening your eyebrow gap - Hold a thin makeup brush or pencil and line it up vertically with the edge of your inner tear duct. That’s the farthest an eyebrow should be plucked.

Thou shalt not Match your brow color to your hair exactly-Whether it’s dye or a brow pencil, picking a shade of brown with a slight tint that goes with your hair color is usually your best bet. For blondes, you can opt to go several shades darker than your hair; in fact, that’s how most natural light blondes look.

Thou shalt not Ignore your natural arch- When plucking, match the bottom edge to that top arch. You’ll find the arch becomes more distinct when you shape it’s opposite side.

Thou shalt not have sparsely-haired brows- Fill those brows, girl. Invest in an eyebrow pencil in an appropriate shade

Thou shalt not Over-tweeze the top edge of your brows- If the top edge for sure needs to be tamed, get your eyebrows waxed or threaded by a professional. For home maintenance, stick to underneath the brow.


 Cool, Neutral or Warm Toned 

Apply foundation to your jawline area, if the shade appears invisible- you have met your match!

If you’re Cool Toned the veins on your inner wrist will appear blue and you will turn a pinky colur in the sun- you want to look for a foundation with a rosey or blue base. 

If youre Warm Toned your veins on your wrist will appear green and you will bronze or darken in the sun- you want to look for a foundation with a yellow or golden base. 

If you are Neutral Toned you have a mixture of blue and green veins- you should find a foundation with a neutral base.

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