Friday, November 5, 2010

back to basics: eyebrows

'If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the eyebrows should be the curtains that frame and compliment them'
eyebrows are the worst, nobody notices them until they're gone. A lesson after being in a class when I was 7 with a funny looking boy and, on the last day of school found out why he was so funny looking, he had no eyebrows, have learnt that eyebrows are pretty important. Some girls are born with naturally trimmed and pretty eyebrows while other are less fortunate. Remember not everyones eyebrows are the same, try and determine your natural arch and where your eyebrows should stop and if you have eyebrows and not just one. I reccomend going to a professional first to get the right shape and then trying out these methods.

I would never ever wax my eyebrows myself, most of all because I would stuff it up and because I am terrible with pain (that being the understatement of the century). I've had my eyebrows waxed professionally before and I like it better than plucking because the pain is over faster. I have however heard rumours about waxing that sensitive area can cause premature wrinkles near the eyes.  I'm not a beautician (yet!) so I have no idea.

again wimp wimp wimp, this hurts so bad. I pluck maybe when I'm in a rush and theres a few stray hairs but I have had a few experiences of my best friend holding me down on the couch icing my eyebrows before plucking proceeding to pluck them. Most people go for this option but plucking makes me cry and although worth the pain I can't put myself through it. I do however have a few tips for plucking. Put some bonjela (its for mouth ulsars) on the eyebrows to numb the pain and when plucking stand a few feet away from the mirror because if you have you nose pressed against it you will most likely keep plucking until the whole eyebrow is gone. Once done smooth aloe vera gel over.

I learnt to do this off the youtube where you just type in 'how to thread eyebrows' and search. I've done it myself a couple times and it does hurt but not as bad as plucking. I once did get it done professionally but that lady was savage, she must've been having a bad day as she angrily threaded my eyebrows while grunting and finally slapping some aloe vera gel so gloopy that it dripped down into my eyes and I had to fight a smile as my eyeballs slowly caught fire (metaphor. Atleast I think it is, going to fail english). Then ran to the car where my mother was waiting for me. After all of that, she did a pretty good job on the eyebrows. Definately look into threading.

sounds scary, I know but really it isn't. Personally this is what I do and it works because I fear pain. I got my eyebrows waxed to a shape I liked and went and bought an eyebrow trimmer which is by the brand kupis which I'm pretty sure is a New Zealand brand but if your interested in it then tell me and I when I have a giveaway or contest I will definately throw one of those in. So now I just trim my eyebrow hairs when they start growing back. It is so easy and painless, I can do it before school as I'm running out the door. Do not use a regular razor to shave eyebrows as I have learnt from experience.

As for grooming I don't do much, I brush my eyebrows. One way is to use a toothbrush (not one you use on your teeth) or an old mascara wand that you have washed. Another way is to buy one or buy a disposable pack or take a few disposable ones when the clinique or the mac lady aren't looking.. I mainly brush the hairs upwards (which makes me look like a crazy woman) and then to the side.


1 comment:

  1. I have a problem with my brows: they are a pair of rebels! so this post will be more than useful next time I'll do them. thanks!