The shape and thickness of brow styles change with the times. At the moment, a fuller and more natural looking brow gives a fresh and youthful appearance while an over plucked, over arched, thin brow looks very dated. As we age, our brows become more sparse, and if you are like me, they did not grow back after you over plucked them back in the 90’s.
Nothing throws off the balance of your face as much as brows that have been penciled in at an odd angle. I know one woman who always looks surprised and another who always looks very worried, due entirely to the unnatural brows they create each time they apply makeup. The color is another important thing to consider when you are filling in your brows. Cool skin tones should look for taupe or slate colors. Warm skin tones can wear browns.
I used the medium Color Define Brow Pencil Item #2505 shown below to fill in one of my brows for the video today. One brow is filled in, and the other was left natural so that you can see the difference. Our faces do not age the same on both sides. One side may drop lower than the other or even appear larger than the other so trying to create brows that are mirror images of each other can also look unnatural. One of my brows is more arched and the other is more straight across, possibly from sleeping curled up on my side with my face planted into the pillow for sixty plus years.
In a recent post here I told you that I have changed my choices in skin care, soap, deodorant, and now even toothpaste. I have been doing lots of research about what is in the products I use since I did that post. Someone pointed out some of the ingredients in the sunscreen I recommended, so I promptly removed it from the post and also threw it in the trash.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. Thousands of chemicals that are banned in other countries are allowed in the U.S. Last year I experienced severe burning, itching and peeling skin caused by a high-end skin care line, so I started to question everything I put on my skin. When I learned about the Beautycounter products and their commitment to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law, I purchased several products and then signed up to be a consultant. As always, you won’t get high-pressure sales pitches from me, but I will share my experience with some of the products and how I use them.
The lip color I am wearing in today’s video is Scarlet Sheer Lipstick Item #2068.
In the video below, I show you how I decide where to start and stop my brows as I am filling them in.