Matching Your Eyebrows to Your Hair Color

eyebrowsBefore the celebrity brow expert removed most of my eyebrows, he tried to convince me to  tint them.  He explained that much of my brow was made up of thin, pale hairs and tinting them would make my brows to look fuller.  This sounded reasonable but tinting is  big step– and not something you do the first time someone works on your brows.  Given that Mr  Eyebrows left me  with a thinly rounded circa 1930 brow line, I was really glad I had stood my ground. Darker thin brows would  have been even  more obvious and  unattractive.

But the experience pushed me to get some good answers to  related brow questions.  For example  what is the best color brow  with grey hair or should  your brows match your red hair?  All … Continue Reading…

Eyebrow Options Continue

eyebrow stencilsIts now been ten weeks since my celebrity eyebrow fiasco.  I know  that they are growing in because  I don’t cringe when I look in the mirror.  I can also see where my natural eyebrows are in good shape and where they still need help. My left eyebrow has  “lost”  its tail ( its too short) and  in the middle  there is  a bald spot.  My right eyebrow is  actually OK but could use a little help at the end.

To get a fuller, more defined shape  I decided to try out brow sencils.  There are  numerous brands and choose one of the best known, Stencils from Anastasia of Beverly Hills.  There are five  plastic brow  templates with slightly different arch positions and lengths.   Missing from the … Continue Reading…

The Truth About Eyebrows

eyebrowsOpen almost any comprehensive  beauty book and  you will see a section on eyebrows.  They  offer different styles  and suggest which ones  are  best for different face shapes.  If  only it was that easy.  Then there is that  magic formula that recommends that the   brow start at the inner  corner of the eye, arch at the outer corner of  iris and ends at a spot that is in line with the nose.   Before I had my brows shaped   (erased?)  I diligently studied  my shape options and  which ones would be best for  my round/square  face.  But IRL  it turns  is our  natural brow length and thickness that drives  the final shape.

Brow shapes are very much like  hair styles.  If you have  curly hair, straight bangs … Continue Reading…