Last month, ShopNBC launched its very first Beauty Discovery Week and showcased 40 new beauty products. I was sent a few of them to try out and my favorite? Christi Harris Precision Brow Planing System.
Thanks to a trick I picked up from guru Victor C at the MAC Pro Sculpting The Face Master Class and Tweezerman’s BrowMousse, I no longer have to worry about my eyebrows disappearing in the 90+°F Chicago summers!
The BrowMousse is a clear gel designed to help tame those unruly eyebrows and keep your brow makeup in place. Unlike some lower end brow gels, this is super lightweight, non-sticky and never stiffens or looks gummy when it is dry. It also comes with a slightly smaller spoolie applicator that is gentle on the skin and deposits the gel evenly with great precision. All I have to do is brush this through my brows, wait a few seconds for it to dry then fill in my brows with powder and it gives excellent hold so the powder stays on all day. Oh and did I mention that it only retails $10 and is available at all drugstores nationwide? Loves!
We all know the eyebrows play a key role in framing the face and out of all the Hollywood celebrities, the super hot Megan Fox has got to score the best eyebrows in my book. Now I know not everyone can afford the best brow specialists in Hollywood (Megan goes to Tonya Crooks) but trust me, you can easily achieve the look with practice and the right tools. Learn how after the jump!
So you have recently dyed your hair and your eyebrows are now a totally different color! *gasp* Before you start freaking out, take a look at British it model Agyness Deyn and singer Gwen Stefani. With their light blonde hair and significantly darker eyebrows, they are living proof that you don’t have to match your eyebrows to your hair color completely to look cool. The key is to make sure your eyebrows are a shade or two darker than your hair color. An exact match would look too matchy-matchy and fake.
Having great eyebrows is essential for a polished look. So how do you nail the perfect shape for your brows? Try working with the bone structure of your face.
A round face is almost as wide as it is as long with round edges. The nose is the center guide and the widest point is at the cheeks and ears. To balance off a round face, go with high arched eyebrows with the peak toward the end of the brow and a short tail.
Celeb Icon: Julia Stiles, Catherine Zeta Jones
Guys I finally did it – I went and got my eyebrows threaded today! I got it done at House of Fraser on Oxford Street and paid £13 (~$26) for it. The whole process took less than 5 minutes but here is one word for you – pain, excruciating pain (okay that was three *lol*) But seriously I never thought threading would hurt that much, like when I went for the Brazilian I already knew it was going to hurt so I was all prepared and ended up walking out thinking hmmm that was not too bad. But this? This really did hurt. I could literally feel the hair getting caught by the thread then pulled out slowly (ouch!) and I ended up tearing up so much =*(
All in all, it was a good experience and I am happy with the results. My eyebrows definitely look a LOT better now. All the stray hairs are gone and the shape is definitely more clean cut. Plus my skin did not get all red and irritated like it would if I waxed. I will definitely be going back again in 4 weeks and hopefully, it will not hurt as much next time.
*Update: My facialist just told threading your eyebrows can cause your eye area to lose elasticity and sag faster – booo!