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Written by Paula Jones Last updated: March 25, 2009
Bridal Beauty Tips from Debbie Jean Bridal Make‐up Artist
As a bride to be, before you can even consider what make‐up look you are going to wear for your wedding day, you need to pay attention to the shape of your eyebrows.
Scruffy, unkept brows create a masculine look, which most women don’t realise until they have actually shaped their brows and see how elegant their eye area can actually look.
Shaped brows open up your eye area and create an impactful illusion for the eyes – as you can see from the example below.
If you have never shaped your eyebrows before, I suggest you visit a beauty salon and have your eyebrows waxed. Plucking your eyebrow hair is even more accurate than waxing, however for first timers it is rather painful to pluck out one hair at a time. Waxing is over quickly and much less painful for most women. By waxing your brows the first time you will be able to maintain the shape by plucking out the unnecessary hairs every few days. First prize would be to have your eyebrows threaded – this is an ancient technique used to twist the eyebrow hair out of the follicles using cotton thread. If there is a salon or individual offering threading in your town or city make use of this service, it is amazingly accurate and I have never seen incorrectly threaded eyebrows. Start shaping your brows at least 3 months before your wedding, this way you can tweak your eyebrow shape to perfection before your big day. The first time you shape will get rid of most of the unwanted hair and there after you can really study your brows and ensure you get rid of all the unnecessary hair.
Firstly don’t be influenced by eyebrow trends, rather stick to a classical shape that looks groomed and flatters your eye area. The above image is a great example of the correct eyebrow shape: Notice how the left brow has only two lines underneath – one long line runs from the beginning of the eyebrow upwards and creates a high point just after the iris of the eye. The second line of the brow runs from this highest point, ending just past the end of the eyes. The eyebrow works gradually from thicker at the beginning to thinner on the end. Once your brows are in shape, compare them to this image as a guide.
If you are no used to shaping your brows and find it tedious – give it a month or two, you will be hooked and wonder how you could have left your brows unplucked.
All the best for your big day.
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