The shape of your eyebrows can enhance your appearance by flattering your facial shape, balancing your features, and framing your eyes. The ombre effect is the use of colours from the same family, as shown in the image above.  Put a lighter colour at the base of your eyelid and then have it get darker as it gets to the crease.  This will help add dimension to your face and open up your eyes.

Your eyebrows frame your face and can help improve the appearance of your skin and make you appear more youthful.  Discovering the best shape for your eyebrows without sacrificing their natural appearance is what you want to accomplish when shaping your brows.  It mostly comes down to technique, so you may have to practice a few times in order to get your makeup the way you want it.

 The downsides of not having beautiful brows are:

• looking much older than you actually are,

• Facial features could appear much larger or much smaller than they actually are,

• Complexion can appear to have lost some of its brilliance.

The method you choose eventually depends on personal preference, but it is always better to try out the options before deciding on what suits you best.       

Of all methods that there are of shaping eyebrows, Threading gives the most control, shaping the brows identically on both sides and exactly the way you need them.

 Usually, I get my eyebrows waxed, but I decided to get them threaded.  It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Threading: is an extremely old skill that involves using a piece of thread to remove the hair from your eyebrows or elsewhere.  While it takes a little practice, all you need to get started is a length of thread! 

• Threading can be used on upper lip hairs as well.  Just make sure the skin is taut by pulling your lip into your mouth or sticking your tongue under that area of the skin.

• Threading epilates hair at follicle level, due to which the period between two sessions can go up to a month.  Threading can take off hair from very close to the skin.  It does not need to be of a certain length to be threaded. 

• It does not have any side effects, as there is no external application of any substance.  It’s non-invasive.  Reactions, if any, are very rare, but one can suffer from slight red bumps, which go away after a few hours.

Follow Your Crease – When you’re learning how to make your eyes look bigger, you have to pay lots of attention to placement.   For example, when you’re applying eye shadow or liner, go all the way up to the extension of your crease. 

Play with Different Colours – If you use two different colours when you’re applying your eye makeup, you can really make your eyes pop.  

At the same time, try to stick mostly to lighter colours.  Make sure your shades complement your colouring, from your eyes to your skin to your hair, but choose hues from the lighter end of the spectrum to make the most of what you have got.  

Highlighter –   Use a light highlighter near the inner corners of your eyes and the contour of your brow bones to help lighten up your eyes. 

 If your eyes look lighter they will open up and look bigger.

If you have thick, full eyebrows, you might need to tweeze or thread them; if you have thin, small eyebrows, you may need to fill them in with a pencil. Either way, shaping and using the ombre effect will flatter ones face.

Until next week.   Stay Fabulous. You can contact Lucretia at

November 2014
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