April 29, 2009

Shape up your eyebrows with these transforming tips.

Get brows professionally shaped

A skilled eyebrow shaping can totally transform your face. The entire eye area can appear "lifted" and more open, helping you look younger and much more polished. Maintenance simply involves "cleaning up" brows underneath and removing only the strays on top.

Keep brow color close to hair color

Brow color should be one shade darker than your locks. Since dyeing your brows at home can easily go wrong (you don't want to take any chances working that close to your eyes), experiment with makeup pencils and powders. Women with very dark hair can try brown, while a taupe color works for blondes or most brunettes.

Make thin brows thicker

Unfortunately, many of us know all too well what it's like to have thin brows. To the rescue: Talika Eyebrow Extender ($$). Unlike tinted brow gels, this is a transparent fixative with hair-like fibers that cling to your own eyebrows, adding depth and thickness and filling in over plucked spots.