Tips and tricks for your eyebrows

by Bionic Beauty on 02.Oct.2010 · 7 comments

Last year I had a Bionic Asks “How do you do your eyebrows?” and there was a definite mix of Bionic Beauties who tweeze at home, or go to the salon for waxing, threading, or other specialty treatments.

Personally, I tweeze my own brows. I can’t justify the expense to “get them done” or the time; but I totally understand having your brows done by someone else. I will confess that I’ve always wanted Elke Von Freudenberg (the founder of the Beauty Blog Network, and a famous makeup artist brow-specialist) to check out my brows.

I seem to have a knack for my eye brows… but even so, this quicky series by Total Beauty has some great tips to remember when grooming your eye brows at home.

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Eyebrows 101

See why having great brows is the best beauty-enhancing tip

Eyebrows 101

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup tips article

If you’ve ever seen before and after brow photos, you know what a difference well-defined ones make. Here are some tips to help you get your best brows yet.

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1 Tashi October 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I started getting my eyebrows done at the salon a long time ago, and I loooooved it. grooming one’s brows totally makes a difference. I know I look and feel much better about myself than I did before I started paying attention to them. Can’t afford it at all right now. So, I try to manage them at home. Sometimes, I get the shape just a tad off, but not awfully so. The article from TB gave some great tips, ones I had heard before. Nevertheless, very good. I agree with having a professional giving you the initial shaping, and then maintaining the brows at home. However, while it’s a good idea, it’s not always possible for some people. I have an at-home waxing kit that I use occasionally. If you use caution and tweeze and wax, whatever, conservatively, you’ll be fine.

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2 Bionic Beauty October 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Great words of advice Tashi. Everything in moderation, right? I know some friends of mine who have had all sorts of bad eye brow experiences at salons- over waxed, tweezed into odd shapes, burns from too-hot wax, etc. I’m just too picky (and too much of a control freak) to allow anyone but a verified expert (like Elke who I mentioned above) near my brows. If I mess them up myself, it’s my own fault. :)

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3 rOBYN @ HAWAII October 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm

This is sure a print out for me. After many years of having my eyebrows waxed, I now regret it. I have to pencil in alot more than other people but then again I was not gifted with a OVERGROWTH ABUNDANCE,
(like a uni-brow) but wish now I was. Jami, I am blonde & blue eyed
and have always had a trouble finding a shade to match up. And yes,
I know what you mean about people coloring to dark with brows. If you have any suggestions on who to try, please let me know. I am a stickler for correct coloring on brows. ~Mahalo~

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4 Bionic Beauty October 3, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Hi Robyn, I’ve noticed that the outer-halves of my brows are not as thick as they used to be. Hence, I have been testing some of the new eye lash-growth enhancement serums on my brows as I test them on my lashes. So far I’ve had great luck with DeaBella, MariniLash by Jan Marini and I’m currently testing RevitaLash. I’ll have comparisons and reviews up soon. The tarte formula did NOTHING for my lashes or my brows (it’s a total waste of money in my opinion- and several other bloggers have had the same results).

As for coloring in… I love Elke’s line “The Model Brow”. She has pencils and shadows (link to them here: http://elkevonfreudenberg.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13&zenid=7b05f1d6b6cfc1edd76265f23b5566c8) in every color imaginable. Her brow wax is amazing too! I hope this helps. For a cheaper alternative, elf has some nice brow products in their new Studio Line (link: e.l.f. Cosmeticself cosmetics)

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5 Tashi October 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Just thought of another brow trick that I use, on occasion — plain Chapstick. Learned it years ago on a local tv show. It is, after all, a form of wax, which helps keep the brows in place. It’s *cheap* and lasts a very long time. The Dalton Brow Fix Natural Look Brow Gel with Brush product from QVC has worked great for me, with no problems. I love it. I usually lightly dust over with translucent powder, after coloring my brows. Does anyone else do something like this with what they use?

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6 The Texas Peach October 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

After having a couple of bad experiences at getting my brows waxed in day spas, I started taking care of them myself. I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Express kit to shape my eyebrows. It comes with stencils that help you get a perfectly arched brow very easily.

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7 Robyn @ Hawaii October 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Oh Texas Peach I bought one from Anastasia also when I lived on the Mainland ! It was great, I loved it, worked so well my daughter stole it . I only have the pink tweezers now. I need to get some
stencils, they were great .

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