Beauty in a Beast
By Chaney D. Brooks
Beauty - who has it? Yes, in a world of fairytales people only see you for the "beauty inside" first. Well, unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. Let's be honest people don't walk around with a giant sign above their head listing their personality traits. But a lot of times it's not about what you have, but how you work it and, as some of us ladies know, manipulate it. Though, sadly some of us fail to tend to that hairy little problem area - the eyebrows.
Whether you know it or not eyebrows can drastically change your face. The problem is most females have a notion that either you have to spend countless money and time getting them "professionally done" or deal with looking like a puppet monster. The common problems most women have is shaping them wrong and continuously doing it, cutting them all off and trying to paint them on their face with eyeliner, or spending unnecessary money to get them done. Truth is it's not that hard, even though like anything else it takes practice to make them "perfect", in the age of technology and... YouTube there's no reason for one not to be a do-it-yourselfer.
Under no circumstances should your eyebrows resemble hockey sticks, sharpie lines or bush balls. So let's get those caterpillars together, here's what you'll need for a basic grooming: tweezers, a trimmer (you can either use small shears or electric), brow liner/pencil (if you have thin-nonexistent brows), eyebrow brush, and a mirror. This will be a simple grooming for the ones just starting out:
Step One: Trimming
In the mirror, brush eyebrows upward. From the top of the brow, trim the uneven brow line to create a clean form. If some hairs still poke out over the cut they probably need to be tweezed so proceed to pluck only the hairs that go past the trim.
Step two: Evening
To make sure the eyebrows are even, make sure the eyebrow starts directly above your nostril. For added measurement you can take the pencil and place it straight on your nose to see if the brows are even. Pluck or trim if needed. Next, hold the pencil diagonally from the nostril to the outer end of your eye - that's exactly where it should end. Once you have the end of your brows done, take the pencil and diagonally from your nose you will shift it to the outside of your iris or either the middle of your pupil - this is where your arch should be. If you do not have enough hairs that are visible this is when you use the brow liner. Carefully, stroke in the SMALL lines. DO NOT DRAW THE LINES STROKE IN THE SMALL LINES.
If for some reason you can't do this correctly you might need to just buy some brow powder and shade the needed eyebrow on. There should be one line with one bend or curve under and over your brow. They also should start of thicker and end off thinner; not the other way around or just thin all together.
That's it. Simple right?