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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Eyebrows Have It

"My eyebrows could do with a trim." ~Arthur Smith

I found a lovely little book that I must share- it's a little gem for the makeup fanatic or makeup artist alike. It's 'Beautiful Brows' by Nancy Parker (co-founder of and Nancy Kalish.  It's the most comprehensive book on eyebrows I've come across. And if you read my blog you know what a fanatic I am about the importance of eyebrows.

This book is your basic how to and is broken into 3 sections.

The first section starts with an explanation of the parts of the brow, and then the five basic brow shapes. She then goes into different face shapes and which brow shapes work best on them, and which are the worst, and why. The then has you define your 'signature' feature, and ways you might tweak your best brow shape to accommodate it.  Lastly she helps you work out how 'strong' your brow should be. 

The second section gets down to the nitty gritty- first up are the basic tools of eyebrow grooming, and various methods for hair removal. Then there's 'brow shaping 101'-  with common brow problems, followed by detailed info on basic clean up, where to 'start,' 'arch,' and 'end' the brow, shaping, trimming, tweezing and other forms of removal. Lastly, proper use of pencil, powder and gel is covered.

The last section is different famous faces and analysis of their equally famous brows.

I just looked at and as of right now you can get this little book for less than a fiver, plus about $4 for shipping..

If you're going to go to the trouble of putting on makeup, make sure you include your eyebrows. You'll definitely add balance and symmetry to your face. And who doesn't want that? 

Happy Dressing!!