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Monday, November 11, 2013

The Tamed Brow Duo and Tricks


Things are about to get slightly dirty here on Parisian To Be as we talk about hair. Yup--I've got the stuff growing. With enough of it on my forearms to battle that of my male comrades and some bushy brow situations, the latter I can control more easily with the equivalent of three products to pluck, rid, and fill. Cara Delevigne arches, here we come.

The first order of business is cleaning those babes up. Some turn to waxing or threading to get the job done, but  for minor touchups (or a night in to rid of all those hairs), a pair of tweezers will serve you well. For my minor days when I would sneak into my mom's baignoire to steal her set, I've now invested in my own pair--initially, a ninety-nine cent set, then a Revlon alternative, but, alas, I've got a set of Tweezerman Tweezers. Yes, they're pricey, but so worth it in the long run. Sharp and stray hair grabbing, they reduce the bloody situations where some skin grasping incidents occur in lieu of the hair ridding ones and their high-quality make means they'll last you ages. And they come in nice colors and patterns, as well....

It doesn't take a genius to realize that tweezing is p a i n f u l. I've learned over the years, and my brow skin has become a little bit thicker, but if there is one tip for sharing, it's to reserve any arch-ridding processes for post-shower duty. Why? The skin tissue has softened, and it's ridiculously less painful. Just take my word.
And then, I must address the fact that my brows are sometimes too deep in warlock land to dig them out...so I turn to my razor. The ones of the leg shaving variety. It sounds scary (and I'm a little fearful to share it with you, too) but a steady hand through the middle, and over the tops rids of excess locks and means that your plucking duty is far less time consuming.

Now that the removal topic is out of the way, we can talk about makeup. Over the years, I've experimented with the multitude of products, but nothing makes my brows look better than some arch definition and added length. I'll admit that brow gels didn't quite work for my likings, and I'm not the biggest fan of the Anastasia Tinted version, but I've found a pencil to reign supreme. The Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil--a cool tone rivaling the epitome of my own lock shade, a waxy perfect texture, the perfect nib, and a spoolie on the other end; it's a brow tamer's dream. I've got the shade Dark Brunette, but I reserve no doubts that, despite there being just three shades, you'll find one to suit you, whatever your hair color.

Three methods to your brow dream. Remember--reserve your plucking duty for post-shower, rely on a razor for lazy days, and invest in that wicked brow pencil. Now, let me pull the comparison photos between Cara and I. It's a close call.

8 comments :

  1. I just need to cave & buy it-- The brow pencil sounds amazzzing!

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  2. I love my Tweezermans, they are the only thing that work! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  3. You really cant beat Tweezermans, makes tweezing a breeze! x

    Sweet Style Beauty

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  4. Love Tweezerman. Once I learned how to fill in/shape my brows with a pencil, I never looked back.

    Jessica

    the way to my Hart

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  5. Yes; please do (and don't forget to tell me how you get along with them). xo

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  6. Agreed. They're so worth the splurge. xo

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