Posts Tagged ‘shape’

RESHAPE YOUR BROWS

 

PHOTOS/POST: KRISTIN ESS

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN: EUNICE CHUN

My brows naturally grow straight across. I love the straight brow trend on supermodels and of course always believe we should embrace what we have. But… you can cheat them a little with this technique I learned a few years ago from my brow guru Sarah Agajanian.

Here’s the trick: If you brush your brows a few times a day in direction you want them to grow, you’ll re-train the hairs to grow that way. I have to say I looked at her like she was living in a dream world but what did I have to lose? So I kept a spoolie on my vanity and every time I got out of the shower, I brushed them up and over. I did the same after washing my face. Then again before filling them in… basically any time I walked in the bathroom and looked in the mirror! It only took two seconds per brow so I didn’t mind. A couple months later I noticed I had a little more of an arch. A year later we couldn’t believe how much higher the arch looked. Maybe because the hairs now grew upward instead of over; I didn’t really care why, I just liked the way they framed my eyes differently. Then Sarah exaggerated the arch with her waxing magic and I had arched brows!

PHOTOS/POST: KRISTIN ESS

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PHOTOS/POST: KRISTIN ESS

I know you’re probably as skeptical as I was when I first heard about this trick! But try it for a few months and let us know if you notice a difference! Once you’ve trained the hairs to grow upward, you or your esthetician will have an easier shape to work with when waxing/tweezing/threading them.

PHOTOS/POST: KRISTIN ESS

For those of you asking about the lavender eye shadow from the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest posts (and the “Before A Date” shot above, it’s this one!

 

HOW TO USE A BROW BRUSH

 

POST & PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

We get a lot of emails asking how to use brushes correctly so I hope this helps you out a little! A brow brush is designed to be stiff and angled for a reason. And we use the slanted edge to shade and the tip of the edge to outline. Put those components together and a brow brush is quite frankly a thing of perfection! Here’s how to use it properly:  (more…)

BE OUR GUEST: BROW RE-SHAPING

Written by Sophia Flores, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

Today’s guest post comes to you from my colleague Sophia Flores, whom you might recognize because she also models for us on occasion. Take it away, Sophia! (more…)

TBD FOCUS: EYE SHAPE

photos: getty images + gorunway.com/graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine

Remember our post on identifying your eye shape (revisit it here)? Today’s focus is on those of us with down-turned eyes, which means our eyes turn downward slightly at the outer corners, as opposed to upward or straight (I know, very self-explanatory!). Anyway, here are my thoughts on the subject… I don’t agree with those that think we need to “correct” the shape to create an illusion that they don’t turn downwards; that would mean something was wrong with them and that’s honestly offensive to me (and Marilyn Monroe for that matter!). With that said, here are my favorite ways to best accentuate down-turned eyes: (more…)