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BOAST BEAU­TI­FUL BROWS WITH AD­VICE FROM THE BEST IN THE BUSI­NESS

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Beauty - WORDS: SALLY COAT ES

Eye­brows can make or break your look – just ask Cara Delev­ingne. Celebrity brow spe­cial­ist Sharon Lee, who has per­fected the arches of Leonardo Di­Caprio, Bey­once, the Olsen twins and mem­bers of One Di­rec­tion, says mak­ing sure yours flat­ter your face is a sci­ence.

“Good brows are the right brows for that par­tic­u­lar face,” she says.

“Ev­ery­thing from age, colour­ing, skin tone, depth, height and promi­nence of fea­tures to how you move your face is very rel­e­vant in the process of de­ter­min­ing what’s needed.”

Aside from not over­pluck­ing – which should be com­mon knowl­edge by now ladies (se­ri­ously, put down the tweez­ers!) – Sharon has an un­ex­pected tweez­ing tip.

“It’s more im­por­tant to tweeze from above than from be­neath,” she says. “What this means is a lot of brow def­i­ni­tion comes from above the brow, rather than be­low, even if there are fewer hairs there. Just a few plucks can make all the dif­fer­ence.” Colour is cru­cial, too. “The very best shape can be damp­ened by be­ing too dark or too light,” Sharon says.

While hue de­pends on you, there is one fol­lic­u­lar faux pas that should be on the brow ban list.

“Round brows never – I re­peat, never – work,” Sharon says.

Make sure that brow has an arch. It’s how na­ture in­tended it.

Unless you’re par­tic­u­larly blessed, you’ll be slowly learn­ing about tricks and tools to ac­cen­tu­ate what ge­net­ics gave you.

“I’m a fan of plain old Vase­line for gloss and nour­ish­ing the brows, as well as help­ing hold the hair in place,” Sharon says.

“I be­lieve in in­vest­ing in qual­ity colour prod­ucts and tools.

“Our 10x Mag­netic Mir­ror is a must for main­te­nance, en­sur­ing you can re­move new growth as soon as it breaks the skin.”

Good-qual­ity tweez­ers are also a must. Most peo­ple have found the pair they swear by, but if you’re still on the hunt, try the Tweez­er­man range from David Jones.

Ex­per­i­ment with prod­ucts de­signed to keep brows look­ing per­fect be­tween ap­point­ments, in­clud­ing brushes for tidy­ing, brushes and brow pow­der for fill­ing, and filler pen­cils. Sharon will be em­bark­ing on a na­tional eye­brow tour in De­cem­ber. For de­tails go to sharon­leeinc.com

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