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Even Monalisa Needs An Eyebrow Tutorial

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011

Even Monalisa Needs An Eyebrow Tutorial

We’ve heard it said many times that the eyebrows frame the face.  No matter how beautiful your eyes or lips are, somehow, there will always be something missing unless you trim your eyebrows.  Properly groomed eyebrows can flatter your facial features, just as much as, if your brows are badly shaped, it can ruin your whole look.  Your eyebrows can dramatically affect the way you look by either enhancing, over emphasizing or de-emphasizing your facial features.

When it comes to shaping and defining your eyebrows, these are what you don’t ever want to end up looking:

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Eyebrows that are too thick will give you a harsh look.

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Eyebrows that are too thin will make you look old.

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Unnatural looking, pencil-drawn eyebrows look ridiculous.

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Bert’s Unibrow (no explanation necessary), LOL!

So how do you really trim, shape and define your eyebrows?

Here are some very simple but important tips (call it an eyebrow tutorial) to take note of.  First of all, follow your natural eyebrow shape!  The eyebrow shape you were born with is the shape that suits your face perfectly so just follow it and don’t attempt to change it by over plucking or drawing on a totally different shape.  You simply need to clean it up a bit and enhance what you were naturally born with.  For the totally clueless, however, here is a good guide to follow:

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Shaping The Eyebrows

The first step is to hold a pencil vertically against the side of your nose and where it meets the brow is where your brow should start.  Second, while still holding the pencil against the side of your nose, turn it diagonally, pointing towards the outer corner of your eye until the pencil meets the iris of your eye.  Where the pencil meets the brow (somewhere along your brow bone) is where the peak of your arch should start.  Lastly, from this position and while still holding the pencil against the side of your nose, turn it some more at a wider angle until the pencil meets the outer corner of your eye.  Where the end of the pencil now meets the eyebrow is your eyebrow’s ending point.

 

Defining The Eyebrows

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For many years, these three have been my dependable tools when it comes to eyebrow makeup: for color, I use Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eye Brow Pencil; then I brush it with a Brow Groomer Brush (any old mascara wand will do); then I finish it with a Clear Brow Gel (I use MAC) to keep the strands in place and to make the color last longer.  I find the Brow Groomer Brush (or a mascara wand) more effective than the more commonly used brow brush n’ comb because it gets every single stray brow in place and it allows you to evenly spread the brow makeup, to give it a more natural finish.

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…and recently, I gave this alternative a try: The Smashbox Brow Tech in Brunette, and Laura Mercier Double-Ended Eyebrow Brush for application. The Smashbox Eyebrow Tech has two shades for the color, one for defining and the other for filling in, and also comes with a wax, which you use just like you would a clear brow gel. The difference, according to my staff, is that my brows look more natural than my first method. I personally love it both ways. =)

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So don’t neglect the importance of having a well-groomed and beautifully defined eyebrows because no matter how  pretty your other features are, people will notice the eyebrows.  Monalisa, herself, wasn’t spared from scrutiny. Everyone’s abuzz and wondering not only about her mysterious smile but also her missing eyebrows!  Even she needs an eyebrow tutorial!  icon smile Even Monalisa Needs An Eyebrow Tutorial

 

Video Tutorial

Meanwhile, here is a quick video tutorial courtesy of makeup expert and beauty blogger Michelle Phan.

 

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Myla “MyMy” Upshaw is a stay-at-home mom who prides herself on her status as a Filipino Christian wife and mother and “domestic goddess”. She blogs about popular subjects for stay-at-home moms such as fashion, family, beauty, relationships, entrepreneurialism (“mompreneur”), movies, self-improvement, health & wellness as well as about her faith as a follower of Christ.

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  1. oral

    Hi my friend! Thank you very much for this amazing tutorial!

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    Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I’m shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

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