We love big brows and we can not lie! You other girls can deny! We make a deep bow for Cara Delevigne! Thanks to her we can all toss our tweezers to the side and let our brows grow back into their natural shape.
We just love big brows! Not only does it saves us a lot of time plucking, it also gives us a much fresher and younger look.
There was a time when the rule was, the thinner the eyebrows the better, and I think we’ve all been guilty of overplucking those hairy bastards. But every beauty blog/magazin or progam will tell you to PUT THE TWEEZER DOWN AND SLOWLY STEP AWAY from them, because your natural shape brow is the best shape for your face!
Offcourse you still have to manage a groomed look so throwing away your tweezer is out of the question.
The rules for the perfect eyebrows are
- Let them grow! It takes about 3 months to repair the damage of an overplucked eyebrow. For a little help you can try a Lash & Brow booster. Be patient my dears.
- After a few weeks you can start plucking BUT only the hairs underneath the eyebrow that don’t have anything to do with the shape of your eyebrow.
- If you are in doubt about one little stubborn hair, one tiny little sucker that might f*ck up everything; then just leave it there. Please!
- When your brows are fully grown it is time to shape them so the are groomed instead of ‘brows gone wild’
* There are other options such as good permanent make up and temporary brow extensions which are great for women wanting realistic brows when there isn’t any hair there or for women with blond eyebrows, that want a more powerful look. My advice is to make an appointment with a professional and get your facts straight before you let anyone draw an eyebrow on your face with a needle and tattoo ink!
How to shape/pluck your brows
Locate your starting points
Flip your tweezer (I love the Tweezerman For Benefit Slant Tweezer) 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 determine 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.
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 an eye pencil, then pluck the hairs beyond the line.
Determine 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.
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. Mark the point with your eye pencil, then remove a row of hairs along the bottom, from our inner brow point to the peak point. After the peak, shape the tail. Make it a bit thinner than the main part of your brow, tapering at the end.
**Don’t forget to trim! If you have long brow hairs, they might look messy even after you’ve plucked. Brush your brows upwards (you can use a old mascara brush). Use small scissors, trim the longer hairs, cutting horizontally. Make sure not to cut too close to your actual brow. If you cut too short, you will have gaps in your brow when you brush the hairs back into place. I can tell you that’s not a pretty look..
***Finally, fill in gaps or sparse areas with a brow pencil or powder. (Use soft, gentle strokes – no hard lines!)I can understand what you must be thinking…all this plucking and grooming for a “natural” look?? But once you’ve taken all the steps above than you can keep your brows in the best shape with a little plucking and grooming every few days.
Good luck and remember, your patience will be rewarded with beautiful brows like badass Cara!