I’m not one for doing online tutorials, generally, as as a) I don’t have a video camera that I can actually use b) i’m not convinced that anything that I have to teach is of any use to anyone and c) they’re usually just annoying because the ‘instructor’ goes on about how easy it is when, in reality, they’ve been practicing since they were an embryo. Having said that, I was particularly proud of my eyebrow styling, today , and thought I’d share my tips with you. I have chosen to do this in photographic form (see ‘a)’ )
Along with lip shape, eyebrow shape is one of the small changes that you can make to instantly change your look, and make it more vintage, whatever era you’re going for. 1930s / 40s eyebrow shape was quite thin and roundly arched, whereas 1950s was, by contrast, thicker and more angular. I’ve chosen to show you this shape because not only is it closer to my natural shape but it is also one of the easier shapes to achieve… honest!
You will need a SHARP eyebrow pencil, a mirror that you can see your whole face in, a long pencil make-up brush and good lighting. You’re going to figure out THREE specific points which will allow you to join the dots and create your most flattering brow shape & size.
Start by taking your pencil/brush and placing it, vertically, against the right side of your nose, pointing straight up. mark the point where the pencil passes your eyebrow. This is the start of the inner corner of your new eyebrow.
Now, keep the bottom end of the pencil where it is, look straight ahead in to the mirror, so that your pupil is central, and
move the top end of the pencil so that it sits right in front of your pupil. mark the point where the pencil meets your eyebrow. This marks the most arched point of your new brow.
Finally, keeping the pencil against your nose, move the top end further out so that it meets the outer corner of your eye. Again, mark the point where it passes your brow bone. This marks the outer, tapered corner of your eyebrow.All you have to do now is join the dots, fill in any sparse areas and make sure that your new eyebrow is thicker on the inner corner and tapered at the outer corner. Set with translucent powder. Repeat on the other side. Tra-dah!