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It’s always vital to first seek the expertise of a professional and to look around you at women whose brows you may admire to best address the shaping of brows. Word of mouth goes a long way. For those of you who are unable to see an expert, I want to share some practical advice that will help you to create your own ideal brow shape and style at home.
DETERMINE YOUR IDEAL SHAPE IN 3 EASY STEPS
Step 1: Determining Eye Space
The space between brows should be in accordance with the shape of your nose, the distance between your eyes and the width of the actual eye. The farther apart your eyes are, the closer to the nose the brows must be to create an elongated illusion. Hold a brow pencil parallel to the upper bridge of the nose on each side (see arrow 1). Tweeze above the nose in between the 2 parallel lines.
Step 2: Determining the Arch
To locate the high point of your arch, hold the pencil parallel to the outside corner of the iris (see arrow 2).
Step 3: Determining the Length
To determine the length of your ideal brow shape hold the pencil diagonally (at a 45° angle) from the nostril, following the outside corner of the eye to the temple (see arrow 3). Where the pencil ends is where your brow tail should end.
The ideal eyebrow shape is different for every face.
Trends are meaningless to the Queen of the Arch.
“Bell bottoms aren’t for everyone.
I look for the shape that is going to enhance a person’s face
– give it luminosity, balance and lift.”
No one knows brows like Eliza. To Eliza, eyebrows do more than just the practical function of filtering foreign objects from the eyes. Eyebrows can change your looks – completely! They can make a face look sexy, intriguing, happy, polished or even wild – all with just a bit of subtle modification. Famous for pioneering the classically elongated eyebrow shape, Eliza has transformed the brow into an extension of fashion. One look, and Eliza knows just what’s needed. She can completely change a face or simply improve upon what’s already there, helping to bring out the “true you.”
Creating perfect eyebrows isn’t just about trimming, plucking and tweezing. It’s about creating a look. A style. A feeling. It’s about creating beauty. “You wouldn’t cut your own hair, why would you try to shape your own eyebrows?” she concludes, truly puzzled.
Here are some more helpful hints:
1. Prepare the skin.
2. Tweezing after a shower and/or using a toner is best.
3. Since it may cause redness, avoid tweezing before an important event.
4. Do not wax if: > You have peeling skin
****You have had a recent laser treatment or cosmetic facial work
****You use Accutane, Retin-A or other prescription acne medications
5. Do not shave eyebrows.
6. Do not tweeze white hairs from the brow; color them.
7. If you need more guidance, Eliza recommends that you see an accredited professional.
What to know before you go
You’ve gone to the trouble of scheduling an appointment, and spent weeks letting your eyebrows grow in. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you’re visit’s a success!
Don’t touch your eyebrows for 4-6 weeks before your visit. It’s a tweezers, not a wand – if you don’t have anything to shape, you’re not going to see dramatic results!
Don’t use any of the following exfoliators for at least 2 weeks before your appointment:
Alpha-hydroxy (aHa’s) products, Wrinkle removers, Retinol A , Vitamin C products, Glycolic acid treatments.
Discontinue using Accutane 3 months before your visit.
On your own
Four steps to success
1. Determine the shape that you want by referring to the booklet
2. Trimming – should always be done before tweezing. *Warning: Do not trim the very last hairs from the end of the eyebrow
3. Tweezing – Avoid tweezing the top of the brow. Professional waxing can be used to remove those hairs. *Warning: Do not tweeze white hairs. Instead, color them.
Fill-in and contour the Brow Shaper Gel
TRIMMING, TWEEZING AND FINISHING
Trimming should always be done before tweezing. Use my Curved Scissors [link all products to Brow Boutique] for precise cutting . Divide your trimming into 2 parts: the first ¾ of the brow (from nose to end of arch), should be trimmed with brows hairs brushed vertically, while the outer ¼ should be brushed on an angle to avoid cutting the hair too short.
Use my Spiral Brow Brush to brush the hair upwards and trim any excess hairs above the brow line. Brush the second section at an angle towards the temple and make sure not to cut the hair too short.
Caution: Never trim the last few hairs of your tail, the longer the tail, the better your eyebrows will look. Do not cut the hair too short, as it can create spiky brows. Trimming at the wrong angle creates gaps.
The vital step to creating Eliza’s signature well-groomed brow, tweezing should be done after a shower, when the skin is supple, in good lighting.
After you have selected your ideal shape, based on the guidelines above, brush the eyebrows upward. Look in the mirror and use your opposite hand to gently pull the skin from the outer edge of the eye area and pull one hair at a time. Hold the tweezers from the middle to have a good grasp. Repeat on other side, making sure to check frequently to assure symmetry.
Use my Slanted Tweezers (best for beginners and men) or Pointed Tweezers (for tweezing pros) to remove one hair at a time with a quick motion in the direction of the hair growth. Tweeze 2 or 3 rows of hair, and resist the temptation to over do it.
Gently pull the skin towards the forehead and remove any stray hairs between the brows. Check to see that your brows are symmetrical and when refining your shape tweeze a few hairs from one brow, then go to the other side, until both eyebrows are even.
I have developed a collection of finishing products to help you achieve your perfect brow.
Chose one of my Definer/Eyeliner to complement your skin tone. Using a steady hand and holding the skin up to the arch, follow the brow line and outline the arch.
To fill in sparse brows or bald areas, use my Chunky Filler , matched to your skin tone using light feathery strokes to achieve a fuller look.
Use my Brow Powder Trio with the Angled Brush for those of you who prefer a softer coverage. Match your skin tone accordingly.
Set your look with my Brow Shaper Gel to keep hair in place. It is recommended for everyone to achieve a slick, polished look and will even condition the hair!
Caution: Use pencils and/or powder before applying Brow Shaper Gel to avoid clumping.
LADIES BEFORE & AFTER
“Eliza gives me the eyebrows
that I'm sure God meant for me to have.”
- Jennifer Grey, actress