As ladies, not all of us are makeup artistes but we just want to get the basics right without having to enroll in a beauty school. Most times, we make mistakes while applying makeup but have no idea we’ve made any till months later when you look at an old picture and wonder: “what was I thinking here?” One of such are the eyebrow mistakes.
While you aren’t expected to become an overnight makeup pro, it’s still important to get certain things right. Plus, considering that your eyebrows are one of the first things people notice about your face, that’s even more reason for some common eyebrow mistakes. Don’t fret, however, as these mistakes are easy to avoid, and correcting them is by no means a challenge.
Check out 5 common eyebrow mistakes you may be making to avoid a beauty disaster…
#1. Matching your brow color to your exact hair color
It’s no set rule that if you have black hair you should automatically use a black pencil regardless of whether your hair color was naturally achieved or not. It’s always best to go two shades lighter than your natural color, that way your brows look more natural and less harsh.
#2. Trying to make your brows identical
When drawing your brows, always remember that they are sisters, not twins. Obsessing over making your brows look similar can end up making you look worse than you would if they were only a bit different. It’s best to allow them to grow out naturally, then with the help of a pro, trim them to look similar. That way filling in your brows will be a breeze.
#3. Ignoring your natural arch
Every brow has its arch, pay a little more attention to observe where yours lie. By bearing this in mind, you’ll find it easy to fill in your brows as well as whenever you decide to trim them yourself. Your arch plays an important role in framing your entire face, so treat them as important.
#4. Tweezing before a shower
This is a no-no. Not only does it make the tweezing experience more painful, but it may also make a few brow strands slip out as the hot water from the shower can loosen the hair follicles. Obviously, this will have a noticeable effect on the newly plucked brows, thus making the job look like it wasn’t done right.
#5. Tweezing too often
Research has shown that routinely tweezing the eyebrows every day can lead to some serious overplucking. Instead, shape your brows every other week, depending on the speed of hair growth. By allowing them to grow in a bit, you’ll have more to work with and avoid going too thin.
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