A big trend in makeup right now is full, unkempt brows. As much as this looks great on teens and twentysomethings, get past your 30th birthday and overgrown brows look like untrimmed bushes. Let’s face it, proper grooming is always best. You want to look lifted and young, not like an overgrown plant that hasn’t been tended to. So let’s start with the basics.
So you think you have no brows left. You plucked them all in the 70s and they never grew back. I’ve heard this at least a couple hundred times. There are solutions! You can grow them back. There are numerous products on the market that will help you grow back your previously over-plucked brows. One such solution is a combo of Phylia de M. Connect and Re-Connect. Phylia is a line of revolutionary, award-winning hair care products created to give every person the healthiest, fullest and most luscious hair possible. While the products were created for the scalp, they work wonders on brows as well (not to mention nails). It won’t be an overnight transformation, but with a month of diligent use you will see brow hairs popping up in previously bare places.
While you’re waiting for your brows to grow, or even if you have full brows but they are very blond in some places, you’ll want a product that provides some extra oomph. Try my new Brow INK. This is not one of those hideous tattooed-on orange brows that looks like Groucho Marx which you think save you time in the morning. We are talking about one minute here. I know you can find the time. Brush on MB York Brow INK with the tiny brush provided to fill in all the blonde hairs that you didn’t know were there, and voila! You have more brows than you know what to do with. Prefer a pencil to fill in your brows? Try the foolproof Brenda Christian Universal Brow Definer and follow it with her magical Perfect Brow Gel, which gives the appearance of texture to the brow and holds them in place perfectly.
I also recommend calling upon an expert. An EXPERT brow shaper, not your neighborhood landscaper. (Live in the NYC area? Try Yasmine Djerradine Institut de Beauté) Have them artfully shape your brows so your whole face is lifted in a few expert rips of wax, plucks of the tweezer and snips of the scissor. The brows really do frame the entire face. Gone is the heavy caterpillar pushing down on your lid making any sagging lid skin look heavier, and exposed is the opened eye of someone 10 years younger…all without going under the knife! If you are in the process of growing your brows back in, this can really help keep the shape becoming all the way through that process.
I am amazed when I hear from women that don’t want to take the time to get an expert brow shape and learn some new makeup tricks, yet these same women are constantly in the salon cutting and coloring their hair. Brow shaping isn’t extravagant or dangerous, like a facelift or cosmetic surgery. It is 15 minutes in a makeup or facial chair, and the results are magical! The best part is that it only costs about $50! Of course you need to fully trust whomever you are letting tend to your facial hair, so go to a master. Invest a little more, and get immediate positive feedback when your friends tell you how great you look. A simple way to distinguish an expert from an imposter is to take a close look at their brows. Is that the way you want yours to look? If not, there is a good chance that this is not the aesthetician for you.
Get a group of girls together, have wine at lunch, and head over to the best brow expert in your area for a 15 minute transformation that gives you way more bang for your buck than a pair of new shoes. After all, you want the focus to be on YOU, and the young, vibrant version you.