Top 3 Eyebrow Mistakes
I have noticed countless mistakes when it comes to eyebrow shaping. So, I decided to write the top 3 mistakes I come across when it comes to eyebrows and give you all a heads up on how to avoid them!
Mistake #1: Arch Location:
When an eyebrow’s arch is too close to the nose, the entire eyebrow looks “off”. The arch is supposed to start right under the eyebrow’s highest part (point 2 in the picture) or further down for a “fuller” look.
There should be a straight line going from lower point 1 to the highest point 2. (see picture above)
Here’s an example of an arch that starts a bit too “early” on the brow:
The effect is a very “rounded” eyebrow. Nobody wants this.
Mistake #2: Colour
Eyebrows should more or less match your hair colour. They can be a couple of shades darker or lighter, but nothing drastic or else it gives a very “rough” look:
This brings me to filling them in. When filling-in brows, use a blonde/grey eyebrow pencil and “feather” the colour through the brow. Never draw a continuous line. Shadows are better than pencils for this same reason. Even black-haired beauties should stick to blonde/lightbrown shades, they give the ilusion of a fuller brow minus the fake look. Redheads: always add a little “warmth” with red-undertoned browns. Ask your hairdresser to put a bit of the dye on your brows.
Mistake #3: Overtweezing
Need I say more? Fuller eyebrows are in again, and they give a softer, more feminine look. Put…Down…The…Tweezers…. Step…Away…From…The.Mirror….
(Photo Courtesy of http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/p_eyebrow_makeovers/p7672/page2)
In conclusion, eyebrows make or break your face. If you have doubts about what to do, contact a professional, ask questions and make sure you tell them exactly what you want. If you are in the Toronto area, come see me! I will help you get gorgeous eyebrows, and always remeber: I am an email away! firstname.lastname@example.org
How To Avoid Looking Tired?
The other day someone asked me what they could do to look less tired. It’s really funny, but a lot of times we try to find a solution to our problems when we know perfectly what the solution is already. There is one solution to looking (being) tired: resting.
(it’s called beauty sleep for a reason and it’s oh-so important)
I do understand (in fact experience myself) the lack of that commodity, but that doesn’t make it less of an optimal solution to the problem.
With that important statement out, and clarifying that sleeping is in fact the best thing you can do to look fresh and rested. I do want to share some of the secrets to look a little bit more fresh faced when we are facing sleepless phases in life.
One of my favourite remedies: Keep your eye cream in the fridge, that way when you apply it the coolness of the cream will wake your eyes righ up!
I also love what I like to call “teabag therapy”. Steep 2 teabags (I love roiboos and chamomile) cool them off, and apply them for 10 to 20 minutes.
And that brings me to coffee… I am not about to tell you not to have coffee. Oh no no, coffee is sacred for some, but I do need you all to know that coffee might pick up your soul, but it’s doing NOTHING for your skin. Caffeine is great when applied on the skin, not when taken internally (more on that another time…)
And last but not least, applying a bit of concealer in the inner corner and outer corner of the eyes will give you the equivalent of an artificial power nap. And don’t ever forget the power of a facial. Nothing makes your skin look fresher and more glowing than a facial. So go ahead, book one. You deserve it! Have a wonderful weekend and get tons of rest!
Eyes Q&A part ii
There were so many questions that I had to divide them in two parts!
What is the best way to prevent “crow’s feet” or wrinkles around the eyes?
The best way to prevent “crow’s feet” is by keeping your eye contour area well hydrated, moisturized, and healthy. Here are some tips:
- Use your eye contour cream everyday, constancy is key.
- Wear sunglasses; squinting wrinkles your eyes!
- Apply eye creams properly (instructions below).
As long as you take care of the eye contour area you can relax and know that you are doing everything in your hands to prevent wrinkles.
Is there a particular way to apply eye contour creams? What about the eyelids?
When manipulating the eye area there is a way to do it that will prevent early wrinkles. Start on the outer corner of the eye working your way under the eye into the tear duct. The eye lids are absolutely important as well, so continue around to close a “circle” around the eye. Never the other way around (the way you wipe tears off…).
“How does a treatment for a 30 year old person differ from that of an older person?”
Like I mentioned before, a 30 year old person will want to start with a more preventative approach, like a morning and night eye contour cream application. A person with more defined lines and wrinkles will want to have a more aggressive approach, for example: a professional eye treatment once a month alongside a homecare routine.
Once I have them, what can I do? Is there a way to erase them?
When they start to appear, the best approach is to do regular facials or eye treatments. There are wonderful options to erase the first signs of aging. Tell your therapist your concerns… we are here to listen and help!
If you have any more doubts or will like to book an eye treatment, don’t hesitate to contact me or visit www.skinwellness.ca