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Are bold eyebrows here to stay?

Hey my lovely dolls,

Happy New Year!

As you can tell from the title of the post today, we are discussing the one feature in your face that shapes your eyes. Yes, my dearest you guessed it right thick, bold eyebrows are here to stay for at least 2015. I love love love this look but sadly I did not think like this way back in my teens.

 

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So can I still do bold brows? Oh yea for sure, there are so many tools available out there and as stated above a well-groomed brow has the amazing ability to frame your face and transform your features! Just by taming a few stray hairs and filling in the sparse areas, full brows instantly give your face a more symmetrical appearance with a slight liberated edge.

 

00243112cbf359f39b93c69c1321f07cTo recreate the perfectly-shaped arch of course the first step is plotting out where your brows should start and end.  Line up a pencil with the side of your nose where your nostril begins to find your brows’ starting point (A), then tilt the pencil over the center of your pupil to find the arch. The peak of your arch (B) should appear where the pencil crosses the brow. Finally, drop the pencil out toward the corner of your eye, making a 45-degree angle from the side of your nose (C). This is where your arch should end.

 

Surely just like me you might be as asking if bold brows will look too harsh. 022213-bold-brows-4-400 Just think about Cara Delevingne when it comes to recreating full thick arches and as a general rule of thumb choose a pencil no more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color – I do love the contrast between Delevingne’s blond strands and her tawny brows even though it is not something I am willing try. If by using a pencil you are afraid to create an overly-stenciled effect, try using a tinted brow gel.

On the other hand, if like me your brows are too thin and growing them is kind of out question after way too many years of plucking, I opt for a smudge-proof brow powder which helps make the look come together naturally. I start with the lighter brow powder first, filling in thin patches and uneven areas, then add touches of the darker color where needed.

022213-bold-brows-6-400If you are still wondering what is your perfect brow shape, it is normally the closest to how they grow naturally -give or take a few stray hairs, but if years of over-tweezing have left you unsure, see a brow-shaping pro. Look for celebrities with face shapes similar to yours to see examples of flattering options. A softer arch balances the prominent features in heart-shaped faces like Scarlett Johansson’s, while oval faces like Kim Kardashian’s can pull off a more angular look.

I’m off to shape my brows like Cara – well just for the kicks of it.

Until next time,
XOXO

Caroline

Disclaimer : All pictures used are from Pinterest

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