Ever since the brow craze kicked into high gear again thanks to super models like Cara Delevingne many of us have become a touch obsessed over our own brows. Some of us however have been truly blessed in the brow department, while others, not so much. Years of over tweezing, bleaching, waxing, and so on have left us with sparse brows, or in some cases none at all. The good news is, even in this state they can still be saved. The hard part is letting them grow out without reaching for that tweezer.
There are many remedies from over the counter brow serums to applying Latisse, to plain old castor oil which many women swear by. I myself suffered from bad brow syndrome back in the 90’s when I first moved out to Los Angeles to pursue my acting career. “To tweeze or not to tweeze”…that was the dilemma of the 90’s, and the tweezer always seemed to win. Yes beauties, even a working model and actress from NYC, who should have known better, let her older sister get a hold of her brows, and that was when the tweezing addiction first started.
My boyfriend at the time who has since become my husband use to make fun of my eyebrows constantly. I would get so mad at him and would respond by saying “this look is in. What do you know about the beauty world.” Well, fellow beauties, apparently more then me…It might have been “in” at the time but believe me, it’s something that should never come back like “shoulder pads” from the 80’s!
Believe it or not, there are a lot of celebrities who also fall into the “Bad Brow Syndrome“ or BBS as we like to call it. Too thin, too far apart, and my favorite, the clown look. Which could be a combination of too much Botox and over plucking. However, most of them have since recovered rather gracefully with no permanent scarring involved. Can any of you think of at least two…maybe even three or four very hot celebrities who are guilty??? On three, we will shout out the celebs who we think fell into this brow pit back in the 90’s.
Ready? One, two, three, GO!!! Teri Hatcher (before Desperate Housewives), Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Richie and yes, even my doppleganger, Angelina Jolie! They all fell victim but hey, they look great now! That’s all that matters. And let’s all be thankful that the brow trend has gone full circle and they are back to a thicker, fuller, more shapelier look that makes us makeup guru’s sigh with relief! Teri Hatcher before she fixed her brows: thoughts…?
So, now you are asking, how can I fix my “brows gone wrong?” First thing, leave them alone! If they are too thin or barely there, let them grow. Helpful beauty aids like hair, nail, and skin vitamins will help move the growth process up a notch. We are big fans of Viviscal, Biotin Hair Supplements, Seabuck Wonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails, which is loaded with Omega 7 & Biotin NEOCELL Biotin Bursts, a delicious soft chewable supplement. We also suggest using RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner, or GrandeLASH MD Eyelash and Eyebrow enhancer. I have personally tried and reviewed all of them on Beauty Style Watch and saw positive results.
Another way to help eyebrows look more flattering on your face is to make sure they actually match your hair color or are a shade darker so they pop more. I am not a fan of the darker brow with the light hair…let’s just say that it’s not the classiest look and leave it at that. A few tricks for making thin brows appear fuller: brush eyebrow hair in an upward direction to give them the real natural shape of your brow. Then fill them in using a slanted eyebrow brush. Use an eyebrow shadow that is slightly darker then your natural brow color along the upper and lower edges of your eyebrows feathering your strokes so your brows don’t look heavy. I am all about Beth Bender’s Bold and Beautiful Brow Defining Set since it has everything you need to get the perfect brows. This will save you a lot of time and aggravation! To hold your brows in place try using a clear or tinted coat of Brow Gel. We suggest RevitaLash’s Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel. The bottom line girls, “PUT THE TWEEZERS DOWN!” Clean up the strays, take your hair supplements if needed and match your hair color or the roots that are growing in. Eyebrows are there to frame your beautiful face.
Te-see B. xo
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