Saida Staudenmaier

Raise Your Brow

Saida Staudenmaier
Raise Your Brow

Recently, I was asked to make a post about brows. Left to their own devices, my brows tend to grow in a straight line. No arch. No shape. So, what nature didn't give, I create. The trick to a great looking brow is a well maintained arch with a defined, tapered outer end. How to achieve this?
1. Consider the architecture. The start of the brow is at the bridge of the nose (find this point by holding a pencil along the side of your nose bone).
2. The arch is NEVER in the middle. Who needs a rainbow for an eyebrow?
3. The eyebrow should end at the point that is a natural extension of a line drawn form the corner of nose to the corner of the eye. The end of the brow should not, however, end below the start. That makes a droopy eye.
4. To further groom your eyebrow, brush the hair up using either a spoolie brush, lash comb or baby toothbrush. Carefully trim the hair.
5. To accentuate the arch, either use a brush or pencil with a lighter than your skin tone color. You shouldn't be able to see the color but use it as a highlight directly under the arch. This also helps if your grooming is a bit overdue.
How you build that arch is more a matter of taste. I prefer threading as for me, it is less irritating. Most prefer waxing for it's speed. Tweezing in between and small scissors will cover you in between.
A word to the wise, beware spending too much time in front of a magnifying mirror. Take time to step back and check your work. No one will be standing as close as a magnifying mirror. Go easy, because after a while the hair won't grow back.