Monday, February 15, 2010


I'm starting a new post that I am going to try to be consistent on every Monday. Because I am a make up artist, (among other things) I want to help my sista's out there who might be struggling with make up.

Today's tip: EYEBROWS

First, let's start out with tweezing vs waxing.

I am a big tweezer fan over waxing. With tweezing, YOU are in control with how much hair gets plucked out, and if you over tweeze, you can't blame it on accidentally putting too much wax in one spot. I've seen it all too often when girls leave a waxing with a bald spot and a salon's disclaimer in their hands.

Waxing is great, don't get me wrong. You can wax just about anything else, but I recommend tweezing eyebrows.

If you have more questions on HOW to tweeze, I will leave that for another post. Now, on to what this post is really about.

Someone once told me, that when you doll up your eyes, and make them look gorgeous, but neglect your eyebrows, it's like hanging a picture on a wall without a frame. If you want to make your eyes stand out, REALLY stand out, then emphasizing your eyebrows is a MUST.

I LOVE eyebrow powder, but fewer companies use it for some reason. It is applied with a brush, and I think it looks much more natural. Most of the time, women (or men) get a little too heavy handed with the eyebrow pencil,
and it can create scary eyebrows. Scary eyebrows is NOT the effect you want to go with. 

If you can't find an eyebrow powder to use, try an eye shadow that is slightly lighter than your natural color, and apply it with an eyeliner brush wet. Go along your natural line, and dab it in. Remember, you are just trying to fill in the area so they are a little more defined, not drawing NEW eyebrows. 

If this doesn't sound good to you, try an eye brow pencil. The nice thing about these, is you can find more natural hair colors. 

RED HAIR: Try a WARM BROWN or (if the cosmetics line has one,) a color designated for RED HEADS
BLACK HAIR: Go with a WARM DARK BROWN. If you are Asian, Middle Eastern, or Black, try a BLACK/SOFT BLACK color, but USE CAUTION NOT TO MAKE IT LOOK UNNATURAL! 
GRAY HAIR: Go with a GRAY color if possible. 

Take your pencil, and if it isn't sharp, gently "sharpen it" by rolling it on a tissue to get a point on the end. 

Hold your pencil the same way you hold a writing pencil. Using a light touch, gently use brush strokes, kind of like you are drawing hairs. If you have an old (clean) mascara wand, or an eyebrow brush, brush your eyebrows to blend it in. You can also use an eyebrow brush if you've gone a little to heavy in one spot to blend it out.

It's easy with some practice! Next time you want your eyes to really stand out, (in a GOOD WAY) Remember not to neglect those brows! :)

With Love,


The Mama said...

I needed this, my eyebrows need help!! Thank Suz!

Olivia Carter said...

I'm totally freaked out by the bushy eyebrow pic. Like Freaked. Out.

Thanks for the advice! Good stuff!