Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How-To Get Bold & Beautiful Brows

I’m obsessed with eyebrows. I flip through magazines scrutinizing the brows on the models and celebrities barley glancing at the clothes, and I analyze the shape of my friends’ when they post selfies on Instagram.  
In recent months it’s been the bold and bushy brows of ladies like Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne that have left this sparsely-browed girl particularly jealous. Luckily I discovered an eyebrow expert, Mary Dang - brow groomer extraordinaire and owner of Toronto’s Eye Love Brow Bar, to help me emulate the power brows that Mother Nature did not bless me with. 
In a few steps and with a few key products Mary has shown me how to get the fierce bold brows I desire, and now I’m sharing the wealth with you.

Mary Dang
First start off by tweezing the hairs that are obviously growing outside your natural shape zone. Remember, less is more. If you’re unsure about the hair it’s better to leave it alone than remove too much. Product Pick: Tweezerman Slant Tweezers  

If hairs are long or unruly, trim them to give them some grooming. Brow hairs grow in layers and help conceal sparse areas so be mindful of how short you are trimming. Product Pick: Tweezerman Brow Trimming Set

To get a more defined and full look, fill in your shape with whatever you feel most comfortable using whether it be a brow pencil, powder or marker. The shade should complement your hair colour – not too obviously darker or lighter. Finish with brow mouse to set and keep your grooming work in place. Product Picks: Shu Uemura Brow Pencils, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour, Tweezerman Browmousse 
For an added boost of fullness without having to resort to makeup products every day, Mary (and myself!) highly recommend trying and eyebrow tinting service from a professional ($25 at Eye Love. It helps to define sparse, light and thin brows adding depth that will last up to two weeks. 

Daniela DiStefano is a Toronto-based freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @ddeestefano or check out her blog, Making it to the Masthead

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