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25-12-2008
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* important note, always be careful with bleach etc. i know you must know that but still i just warn you because there is a client at the salon i go to who has colored/bleached her hair before and only recently has become allergic to it! the bleach will tingle slightly but follow your instincts and gut!

if your going from black to blonde brows it takes a while to bleach, i def kept checking every few mins. i want to say 15mins but im not sure. basically i wanted to get past the orange to dark yellowy blonde brows so i would have a good canvas for the tint. i didnt want to have orangey brown results. i just put on some brown brow gel so that i will look okay then go to salon for semi-permanent tint(make appt! i know my salon is always booked so i call a week or so in advance), my esthetician knows i dont want them too dark so she only leaves the tint on for aroud two mins max. so they came out a light brown(after washing face when i got home, of course when you leave the salon it will only be slightly darker cuz a lot of the dye will still be on there).

^ i think its harder that way and not completely fool proof if you havent done it before so i would recommend this :
because i think its safer to just have your hairdresser use the same color on your roots on your brows and then if it comes out too dark you can put a bit of bleach on and watch them, every few mins just gently scrape off the bleach(Jolene comes with a lil plastic tool to use) and if its not light enough then put it back on till you are satisfied. dont let them go orange because its NEVER a good look.

yes im Asian


this is a my scan of Toni Garrn from Allure that i bring in for my hairdresser, im almost there!

its so creepy to only look at eyes but here is my brow timeline!
* keep in mind that the indoor lighting distorts colors...as does sh*tty cameras(like mine haha). these came out more orangey or yellow than in real life.

October

^ this was when they were only lightened slightly with light ash brown(i think) hair dye by my former hairdresser, since my brows are soft black they barely budged! it was browner in person but in pix they were still greyish/black so i was like good grief!

November

this was just bleached myself and tinted with brow gel, i hate wearing makeup everyday and when i didnt wear brow gel i felt like i had no brows...which only works on Lara Stone, Yfke Strum, Dewi Driegen etc

December 8

unfortunately this is a grown out picture of my brow when i bleached completely then tinted with esthetician. so its kind of light brown mixed with my natural color. its hard to tell but i dont have any pictures from when i just got them done.

December 21

this is the dark blonde(i think) root color used on brows that came out too dark(it was the owners fault for using brown at first!) but lifted with Jolene creme for between 5-10 mins...it basically matches my roots exactly now yaeee

^ source : all pictures are of me by me!

 
 
26-12-2008
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^ Thanks so much! I never thought highlighted hair would require so much work . I love the shape of your eyebrows btw, I'm so jealous most Asians have very sparse/thin eyebrow hair.

 
26-12-2008
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thank you!

actually my sisters have more sparse eyebrows and lighter like soft greyish? i was always jealous because if they wanted to change their brow color, all they had to do fill it in with powder or pencil. they could even do blue or purple brows if they wanted! i could never fill in my brows because they were already so dense and dark. i have to go through this whole process with my brows to have harmony with my hair color! but its worth it fa sho!

 
27-12-2008
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My eyebrows are starting to grow! YAY! I've been wating for years, but they have just suddenly started growing a bit. I really hope that I don't have to fill them sometime in a not too distant future. My mom has full thick brows, and I don't have sh!t I think I will dye them today and see how it looks...it's hard to see how much they have grown because they are blonde.

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28-12-2008
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^Were they overtweezed or something? Because I was going to come here to ask how long it takes for eyebrow hairs to grow back and I read that you've been waiting for years. D:

I made my arch too high on my right eyebrow and I didn't realize how stupid it looked until I saw pictures of myself. Uggggggh. Maybe I really should start filling them in or something.

 
28-12-2008
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^No, I never tweeze. Ever. They just started growing

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Stupid question: What is the difference between an eyebrow pencil and an eyebrow shadow? Which do you prefer and why? I'm asian with sparse eyebrows growing in all crazy directions. Any product recommendations for asian eyebrows?

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this is my eye brow, its a bit thick, and dark but it works with the rest of my face.


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21-04-2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ClosetCupcake View Post
Stupid question: What is the difference between an eyebrow pencil and an eyebrow shadow? Which do you prefer and why? I'm asian with sparse eyebrows growing in all crazy directions. Any product recommendations for asian eyebrows?
I think it depends on how much filling in you need. If you only have small areas with sparse hairs, then a pencil would be much more convenient to use. But if your eyebrows overall have very few hairs, a pencil would look too obvious and harsh, so a powder would look a lot more natural. But it takes more time and effort to apply than a pencil.

 
21-04-2009
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ClosetCupcake, that's not a stupid question at all. From my personal experience eyebrow pencils create a more defined, cleaner, and more dramatic look. At worst they can be waxy and fake looking. Eyebrow shadow is softer and can be more subtle than the liner, but can also be just as defined as a pencil if you wet the brush/shadow prior to filling in your eyebrows. For me it's not either or, it depends more on the product/brand. At the moment I use both (seperately), the first is an eyebrow shadow by Urban Decay, which comes with two eyebrow colors, a brush, wax, and mini emergency tweezers. The second is a cheapo dual eyebrow pencil and brow gel which I got at Walgreens, and it is wonderful.

 
02-05-2009
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im a natural brunette with dark full brows but im blonde now so i bleach and tint. which was fine for a while, i had my hairdresser tint them with the color she used as my root touch-up dye. but now im so blonde that the root touchup didnt do a thing to my brows. so i took it upon myself to learn how to tint.

disaster the first day but i was determined to get it right and it worked out fine today. the instructions worked against me sorry to say. i think sometimes even if you follow the rules and it doesnt work, dont give up and learn what works for you! i think ive got it down pat so next time it shouldnt be such a headache!

 
05-05-2009
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I was a major over tweezer in my early teens and my eyebrows never really grew back until I started using latisse I barley have to fill in now. The only problem is some of the hairs grow down and I keep plucking them before they get long enough to brush up. I'm trying to resist.

 
05-05-2009
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^ just trim the hairs the grow down with a small scissor. seriously its not necessary to tweeze them away or else itll be thinner and thinner

 
13-05-2009
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Urgh! I'm in the growing out stage because I'd prefer a much thicker brow. I've left them alone, but any suggestions on whats working for anyone in this stage or process right now??

 
14-05-2009
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I guess that using something like MAC's brow set to keep them in place. I'm using a coloured one now and it's helping me more than the clear one (I'm always growing them out).

 
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