Saturday, January 22, 2011

Eyebrow Waxing

Eyebrow Waxing is an easy alternative to plucking your eyebrows. Although it is advisable to get eyebrows waxed by professionals. But if you want it to do yourself, then these are few beauty tips for you to try

1) Preparing the Eyebrow
Use baby toothbrush or clean mascara wand to brush the eyebrow, so their natural shape is neatly defined. Next, apply an astringent such as witch hazel to anesthetize the sensitive skin under the brow. Workout your eyebrow by standing few feet away from a mirror, and following these simple steps…
Working out the length of the eyebrow
Hold the ruler parallel to your nose and level it with the inner corner of your eye, to work out where the brow should begin. If your eyes are close together then make gap between brows wider. If your eyes are far apart then don’t wax the start line of the brow much so that they are closer together. Mark the correct point with a dot.
Working out the curve of the eyebrow
You can work out where the highest point of the curve should be by holding a ruler from the edge of the nostril past the outer edge of the iris (colored part of the eye) and up to the eyebrow. Mark the spot with a dot.

Final planning

Link up the dots in a gentle curve to draw ideal shape of the eyebrow. This will give you a guideline for applying the wax. You should aim for a smooth arched brow that tapers slightly at the outer ends.
2) Applying the Wax
Buy a professional waxing kit – which can be warmed up in boiling water and applied with a removal applicator, and removal strips. Each product varies slightly, so read the manufacturers directions carefully.
Warm up the wax to optimum temperature and use the removal strips to apply a thin layer of wax to the growth. In order to avoid the wax dripping when it is applied, make sure that you use a removal amount of wax on the strips. Apply wax with the hair growth under the eyebrow or in the direction that the hair grows in. You don’t need to use much, and should not let the wax dry.
3) Removing the Hair
This is bit painful. Never wax above the eyebrow, always shape from below. Waxing from below the brow will widen your eyes and help to get the line even. Which will make you look younger and much more glamorous. As soon as it is applied remove the wax against the hair growth, in the opposite direction that the hair grows in. This is done by gently smoothing a piece of cotton muslin over the waxed area, pulling the skin taut with one hand, and pulling the muslin off with the other.
It is a good idea to take a little hair off at a time, especially if you have fairly thick growth. You will be surprised how much difference a little hair removal will make to your appearance.
4) The Aftermath
Eyebrow Make up tweezer
Any untidy hairs left after waxing should be plucked out by using a set of good tweezers. Apply soothing tea tree oil onto the area afterwards. Avoid direct sunlight, acid based facial treatments, and liquid makeup for several hours.
Use an eyebrow pencil or tinted brow shadow to subtly fill in any gaps, or to give the gorgeous shape emphasis, and even out the natural color tone. Even if you have bald patches or empty spaces don’t worry. Practice makes perfect, and anyway, the hair will have grown back before you know it!!

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