Give your­self BET­TER BROWS

When nicely groomed, they open up your eyes and brighten your en­tire face. Eye­brow guru Manana Dzhan­i­manova shows you how to shape them your­self with to­tal con­fi­dence

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - MAKE UP -

1 MAP OUT YOUR FRAME

For the most flat­ter­ing look, your brow should start at the point that aligns with your nos­tril [ a], the arch should line up with the outer edge of your iris [ b] and the tail should end so it hov­ers just past the outer cor­ner of the eye [ c]. Use a bright eye pen­cil or li­pliner – some­thing that will stand out against your brows – to mark these three key points with a dot. Then con­nect the dots un­der your brow fol­low­ing the nat­u­ral curve of your brow­bone to out­line your shape.

2 FILL IN YOUR BROWS BE­FORE YOU TWEEZE

Take a brow pen­cil that’s one shade lighter than the colour of the hairs (for light blonde or light red­head brows, go one shade darker) and, us­ing short feath­ery strokes, fill in your brows within the coloured bor­ders. This will pre­vent you from over-tweez­ing.

3 START PLUCK­ING

Set your­self up in front of a mag­ni­fy­ing mir­ror. (If your skin is ex­tra-sen­si­tive, tweeze right af­ter you shower – the steam opens up fol­li­cles, mak­ing hairs eas­ier to pull out.) With slant-tip tweez­ers, be­gin re­mov­ing any hairs that fall out­side the bor­der­lines. Go slowly, pluck­ing one hair at a time, and check your work in a reg­u­lar mir­ror af­ter every cou­ple of tweezes to make sure it all looks even. Don’t re­move any hairs within the bor­der­lines or above your brows.

4 ADD DEF­I­NI­TION

Once you’ve fin­ished shap­ing, wipe off the bor­der­lines and then use your brow pen­cil to fill in any ar­eas that you may have rubbed off while tweez­ing. Fi­nally, run a spoolie brush through your brows in an up­ward di­rec­tion to blend ev­ery­thing to­gether for a nat­u­ral, beau­ti­ful fin­ish. 5 L’ORÉAL PARIS Brow Artist Maker (R159,95) in Dark Brunette

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