LITHESTYLE! 13 Dec 2012
You've heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but have you realized that makes your eyebrows the drapes? If you're even a little bit into home design, you know the impact an amazing window treatment can have on a room. Smooth, sleek shades can modernize a space and add a touch of masculinity. Gauzy sheers can soften light and make a room feel ethereal. The same goes for your face!
Super thin eyebrows can make you look harsh and less friendly. Super round (half moon brows) can make you look like you're in a perpetual state of shock. Got tadpole eyebrows? (The kind that are super thick near the bridge of the nose and taper into a skinny tail.) They are probably drawing the focus away from your beautiful eyes. Super high, pointy arches? Your coworkers may think you're always mad about something.
As a child, I had brows like catepillars. My mom never let me touch them (even through high school!). It was grounds for grounding. I thank her now. Many of us picked up a pair of tweezers in middle school and went to town with no idea what we were doing, and never looked back. Some of us have over-plucked for so long that our brows will never fully grow in again. Never fear. All is not lost! Between (soft) eyebrow penciling (in the right shade) to fill in the gaps and the right brow shape for your face, you'll be looking your best in no time. Personally, I think eyebrows are best left to brow professionals (not your nail technician) who really devote themselves to finding the right shape for your face, not just cleaning up strays (which you can do between visits). A good brow can make you look years younger, friendlier and incredibly fresh!
If you're on a budget, and would rather do them yourself, here are a few tips from a celebrity brow guru. Regardless of which route you choose, allow your brows to grow in as much as you can before reshaping (a few weeks of looking a little unkempt will be worth the impact your new brows will have on your face.) Take a look at these before and afters! And a good rule of thumb to remember is: Super thin is not in. A fuller brow is sexier, more youthful and flattering. Anyone have any great brow tips to share?
Image of Lauren Boggi Goldenberg via iPhone