Get celeb brows
We all have our style crushes, but do you ever dream of having brows like your favourite star?
Brows have been big news for the past few years, with many catwalk queens and A-list stars wearing them as a must-have accessory. Eyebrows frame your face, enhance your features and can even make you look younger. This week, The Beauty Academy shows us how a pair of tweezers could leave you looking like Cara D, Angelina or SJP.
“This year eyebrows are big – literally and metaphorically. We explore the art of tweezing the perfect face-framing pair,” the London-based experts told Cover Media. “Your eyebrows are one of your most important features, as they have the power to change your overall appearance and the balance and symmetry of your face. But what suits one person might not suit another.”
So before you embark on a plucking and re-shaping frenzy, consider your face shape, more of which will be explained later.
Have you ever longed to arch your eyebrows like model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne? If so, your brow beauty mantra should be bigger is better. Go easy with those tweezers!
“Cindy Crawford had the beauty spot. Naomi Campbell had the legs. And now Cara has inspired eyebrow envy everywhere. Her beautiful, thick, dark brows have certainly kick-started a trend in bold and have even prompting overzealous pluckers to reconsider their approach,” The Beauty Academy explained. “The key is to put the arch in the right place. And exercise caution when removing hairs. Thicker is always better. This look works best with a heart-shaped face.”
Other stars with statement brows include Emma Watson, Lily Collins and Rita Ora, so if any of their arches float your boat the same rules apply.
Angelina Jolie has perfected pulling a wry expression (just think of her as the ‘Mistress of all evil’ in Maleficent), and this is partly due to her super-styled angular brows.
“Stars such as Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox favour the arched brow,” the beauty experts revealed. “At our beauty courses we advise you pluck slightly more from the tapered side and add a soft point three quarters of the way along the brow. This look works best with a round shaped face.”
The final shape is the flat eyebrow, à la Sarah Jessica Parker. We coveted her clothes in Sex and the City and there are plenty of people out there who admire her preened brows too.
“Think SJP, Natalie Portman or Jennifer Connelly. These brows tend to be a simple, straight shape but reasonably bushy,” The Beauty Academy explained. “Avoid plucking upwards in the centre. Instead keep the tweezing level all the way along the brow, taking slightly more off the ends to bring the shape upwards to meet your natural arch. This works best with a long face.”
Brow shapes go through trends, but there are always a few simple rules to follow. Fill in patchy areas with a pencil or powder similar to your hair colour.
And never over pluck, as this can have an ageing effect and could lead to thinning brows.