By Anne Zimmermann
Whether you visit a professional or you do it at home with tweezers, it is important to keep your eyebrows looking neat and groomed. I suggest that you always fill them in while you are doing your makeup. It will frame your eyes and make a huge difference!
The first thing you need to do is determine where your eyebrows should start and finish.
A – Locate your starting point :
Place a brush along the side of your nose pointing straight up to find where your brows should ideally start.
B – Shape your arch :
Your arch should fall over the last third of your eyes.
C – Mark your end point :
Angle the brush from the outside of your nose to the outer corner of your eye to find where your brows should ideally end.
Once you have determined these 3 essential points, you can start filling them in.
I like to use a powder for a more natural finish. Don’t try to draw a line. Instead, use short, light stokes between your brow hair with an angle brush and matte powder.
Keep the inner corner thicker, it will give your eyes more definition.
Once you are done, use an eyebrow brush to feather in. This will soften the color and groom the brow. For out of control hair, applying a little bit of brow gel or clear mascara will keep them in place
For a clean and bright look, apply a concealer one shade lighter than your skin under the eyebrows.
Few tips :
♦ Avoid using a pencil, it will often result in a look that is too dark and unnatural.
♦ Chose a color 1 or 2 shades darker than your natural eyebrow color.
♦ Avoid using black eyeshadow, even if you have black hair.
Anne Zimmermann is a Toronto based makeup artist and educator. Trained in France, she brings her “beauté” expertise on movie set and runway to Toronto. You can now see her work on on-air personalities at CityTv, CTV and Canadian magazines