All About Eyebrows

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  1. Alliecat

    Alliecat New Member

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    Does anyone have guidelines for trimming your eyebrows. I was looking at mine over the weekend and they're too long (sounds strange but they're well shaped just some of the hairs around the arch are a bit too long...) :ninja:

    I was lloking at variouis sites and most of the close up photos the models eyebrows seem to quite even in length so was going to give it a try but... how?? Dont wanna cut a bald patch :doh: :lol:
     
  2. ShadeOfRed

    ShadeOfRed New Member

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    I brush mine up (or down, depends on how the hair grows) with a toothbrush and trim it with little scissors.
     
  3. fortezza

    fortezza New Member

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    I stay away from scissors. I have this fear that they will grow longer if I trim them. hahaha.

    I suggest gel for your eyebrows. Clear mascara does the same thing.
     
  4. ShadeOfRed

    ShadeOfRed New Member

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    They do grow back, hence the trimming.
     
  5. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    This isn't really a trick, but I usually do mine right when I get out of the shower - it's a little easier to pluck that way.

    Also, I read somewhere that after about four or five plucks, you should stop for a second and refocus, this way you don't overpluck and you can refocus in on what you've done already.

    :flower:
     
  6. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

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    i recommend you get BROWZING by BENEFIT;
    its a kit just for brows. for filling them, plucking them and finally waxing them so they stay in shape. by waxing i mean : applying wax on your brows :brows:
     
  7. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    If I see a mono-brow coming on while I'm shaving I give it a quick flick of the razor.
     
  8. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    That's the best time to pluck your brows with less pain Elle, because the heat and steam will open your pores, and it will make it easy to pluck without pulling too hard.. ouch :doh:

    What I do is I use brow gel, Trucco has a nice and cheap one, or, just get some hairgel and stick a clean mascara wand in it and brush them up, and with a nice small scissor follow the line that goes over your natural brow line. I personally, dont believe in just plucking the hair under the eyebrow, I can pluck all around it to create a very different shape!... I also use a nice smoky light brown eyeshadow to fill them up, because there is always going to be some bawld spots :lol:
     
  9. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    I used to have a uni-brow, sort of. When I was 11 or something I noticed my eyebrows were merging so I started plucking with a tweezer. I had to pluck and pluck to keep them separate but after a number of years I didn't have to. I don't remember when I stopped plucking routinely, when the growth ceased. For the last 10 years or longer I pluck some stray hairs once or twice a year I think?

    Other than not having a uni-brow, my eyebrows are totally natural, though. I'd like to shape them but I'm afraid of overplucking...
     
  10. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    :alien: my problem is that i dont have enough eyebrows :shock:

    they are few and apart and kind of my natural colour (lighter than my hair), so i pulk next to nothing and i shape up either with hair colour matching eyeshadow or pencil, fixing the shape with hairspray (on a batonette- not straight to my skin :lol: :sick: ) trimming... i only wish
     
  11. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    Lena, a trick that I do for unnoticeable eyebrows, is applying mascara on them. If your hair is brown, Diorific mascara in brown is gorgeous and natural. Because it gets hard after five minutes, you dont have to worry about them running off.. ;) I used to do it on my bosse's grey hair, and she loved it :lol:
     
  12. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    thanks for the tip alejandro :flower:
     
  13. Alliecat

    Alliecat New Member

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    yup, thanks for the help. Trimmed them today. Did the '...trim abit from each side then come back and reassess later'. Its quite interesting what a difference it can make. it 'sharpens' my image up, well I think it does.

    Lena, Shisedo The no label, yet more expansive range... ) also does a good eyebrow pencil with sponge color at the other end to fill in any 'blanks' with good-non asian colorings as well. Not too sure if it's available outside of Asia. :ninja:
     
  14. VersaceBitch

    VersaceBitch New Member

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    I use good ol vaseline to keep my brows in place ... plus it adds a bit of shine to them.
     
  15. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    thank you alliecat :flower:
    i'll ask if those are available in EU , shiseido is my fave brand :blush:
     
  16. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    The thing about Vaseline, is that if you live in tropical temperatures, you will end up with Vaseline all over... of course If you dont apply half of the container ;) ... I think brow gel is the best, if its hard to find it, a clean mascara wand and hairgel will do the trick, as always said, with moderation :flower:
     
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    The thing about Vaseline, is that if you live in tropical temperatures, you will end up with Vaseline all over... of course If you dont apply half of the container ;) ... I think brow gel is the best, if its hard to find it, a clean mascara wand and hairgel will do the trick, as always said, with moderation :flower: [/b][/quote]
    Never tried brow gel before but what you said makes sense, so I will go buy some
     
  18. ribes

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    Lena,

    You can try some rogaine applied with a q-tip if you want some more brows to grow. I've heard it works.

    Sofia
     
  19. tiffany

    tiffany Active Member

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    that's ture
    hehe I learnt that the hard way
     
  20. Boudoir Belle

    Boudoir Belle New Member

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    clear mascara, your best bet.
    trimming them sounds scary to me
     

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