mercredi 4 février 2009

It's all about the brows

Something I always notice about other women is their eyebrows (or lack of) - the shape and how groomed they are. There's such variation. Eyebrows have been affected by fashion just the same as clothes, hair and makeup have been over the years from the beautiful eyebrows of Audrey Hepburn to the overplucked pencilled in lines of Pamela Anderson. It seems like nowadays we've come to a place where a healthy individualism is allowed.

Personally I'm in favour of a bold brow and I salute those women who wear their eyebrows full yet shapely with pride, like Erin O'Connor:

and Natalie Portman:
and Jennifer Connelly:
And of course, here's Audrey Hepburn whose eyebrows were exquisite and such an integral part of her look:

There are any number of ways of taming those brows - wax, thread or tweezers all do the trick. A whole generation of women plucked theirs into near obscurity leaving only a pair of tadpoles, flitting across the forehead remaining.

The famous Anastasia of Beverley Hills has become eyebrow groomer to the stars and now even has her own line of eyebrow products with powders, pencils, tweezers and even stencils to help you achieve the perfect arch to frame your face. Her website says her training as an architect gave her a new approach on the subject, and she considered the concept of 'the golden ratio' and applied it to her work in the field of beauty.

The key is to go cautiously as you work - keep checking your brows are symetical and embrace their natural curve. I read that you have approximately 250 hairs per eyebrow so it's well worth devoting some time to upkeep and maintenance and your face will thank you for it.

How do you keep your brows in check?

1 commentaire:

  1. Hi there, just wanted to say, great blog, and thanks so much for subscribing to me - as for eyebows, I get mine threaded every couple of weeks. I'm trying to learn to self thread to save money. Seems to last longer than any other method and doesn't bring me out in a rash like waxing...