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Eyebrow make-up & care – mistakes to avoid

Eyebrows are an important part of our face. Well-groomed and nourished eyebrows beautify our face and complement the whole look. Unfortunately, not every woman knows how to properly take care of her eyebrows. If you belong to this group, see which mistakes to avoid when it comes to eyebrow make-up and care.

1. Forget about thin eyebrows

Thin eyebrows were popular… in the last century. Nowadays many people think that such brows look like tadpoles: thick and rounded just above the inner corner of the eye and narrowed at the opposite end. Fortunately, it is not too late to grow eyebrows and make them beautiful. It will take about two months to achieve the right density and length. After this time you can shape your eyebrows so that they match your face.

2. Dark or light make-up?

Many women find it hard to choose the right colour of the eyebrow pencil. As a result, their brows are either too light or too dark and the face appears to be sick or older. This is why, when choosing the eyebrow cosmetics, take into account the colour of your hair, eyes and complexion. It is a good idea to use two pencils in similar shades – it will give a three-dimensional effect.

3. Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

If you don’t use a magnifying mirror, you will omit some hairs when plucking them. This is a gadget that will help you take care of your eyebrows. With a good mirror and proper light, not a single hair will be able to hide from you. You will successfully pluck even the smallest and thinnest ones.

4. Too short eyebrows

What is the right length of eyebrows? There is an easy way to check it. Use the eyebrow pencil and place it next to the flare of the nostril so that it touches the outer corner of your eye. The marked place is the end of your brow line. If you happen to pluck too many hairs and the eyebrows are too short, you can draw individual hairs or visit a parlour to have your eyebrows reconstructed.

5. Moderation is the key

If you have no idea how to shape your eyebrows, it’s better to visit an experienced technician. Otherwise, you might pluck too many hairs and, instead of beautiful eyebrows, you will get thin lines. Be careful during at-home plucking because it takes some time for a hair to regrow.

6. Too much… highlighter

Many women apply highlighter under the eyebrows to optically enlarge the eyes. Unfortunately, many of them apply too much of it. What is the effect? The face shines like a Christmas tree and looks 10 years older. So how to do it properly? It is enough to apply a thin line in a minimal amount just below the bottom brow line. Also, instead of highlighter you can use a concealer in a shade lighter than your skin and eyebrow pencils in two shades – this way you will achieve a natural 3D effect.