Beauty Files- The Secret To Curing Thin, Over-Plucked Brows
If you divide the face into thirds, “the spaces between the hairline and the brows, brows and nose base, and nose base to the chin should be equal in length,” says Soare. Anastasia Soare is widely referred to as “The Definitive Eyebrow Expert” among her Hollywood elite crowd. She has been shaping the arches of actresses at her Beverly Hills office for years. Lovingly referred to as Anastasia of Beverly Hills she has worked on clients like Oprah, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Melissa Etheridge, Penelope Cruz, Sharon Stone, and many others.
“With the help of a pencil and/or powder, you can fill in spaces and create the appearance of lusher brows,” says Soare. Though Madonna’s dark-brows-with-blond-hair combo was chic in the 1980s, Soare says arches look best when they're within one to two shades of your hair color: “If you’re brunette, they should be one shade lighter; if you’re blond, they should be one shade darker.” Rather than permanently dye the brows of her celebrity clients—whose hair colors change as often as their film and TV roles—Soare uses tinted brow gel to lighten and darken accordingly.[Elle]
Remember the three Fs: fill, fix, and feather, says celeb makeup artist Brett Freedman. First, pick a pencil that matches your brow color. Fill in the entire brow, not just bald spots — this is key to making sure everything blends together. Then fix extra thin areas (like where your outer brow connects to the arch) with more pencil. Finish by feathering out the color: Brush a clean mascara wand through each brow in short strokes to diffuse any harsh lines.[Cosmo]
So step away from the tweezers and take a look at some of our fave models backstage during Spring 2012 to get a better idea of the perfect brow to face ratio.
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