Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Video Quick Tip #64 - January 25, 2011

Along with overeating this holiday season, did you also find yourself overplucking your arches?

We all can get a little "tweeze-happy" from time to time, but luckily Brett Freedman is demo-ing his flawless technique for filling in brows while they grow back.

Brett met his cousin Mary Ann at Kalologie Skincare on Robertson Blvd., one of his favorite beauty spots, to give her a mini brow makeover. Dynamic brows are really in right now, so he showed Mary Ann how to play up her fab arches while she waits for the hairs to grow back in after a minor bout of over-tweezing.

First things first, whether thick or thin, make sure your brow area is clean! Lightly tweeze stray hairs in-between brows, along temples and under the arch of the brow (leave the thickest part of brows alone).

Take a brow pencil the same shade or one shade darker than brows and fill-in behind the brow hairs completely with a light hand. Brett used his own Vanitymark Ultra-Brow Pencil in Dark Choco on Mary Ann. Extend the tail of the brow a bit if you'd like. Then add the color onto the skin below the part of the brow you're working to thicken. The darkened brow hairs should blend with the color you added to the skin.

For the perfect finishing touch, add hairspray to a brow groomer (or a clean mascara wand) and brush through hairs, brushing them up and out. The brow pencil should look undetectable!

Now you're on your way to the perfect thick and bold brow. Enjoy pretty!