Your 15 Minute Facelift
||THE 15 MINUTE FACE LIFT -
yes that is what it is called. Not only can you change the shape of your
eyes, but it is also known to make you look younger.
If you have over plucked your eyebrows for a long
time then you are not likely to get the desired effect that you want
If you have very full brows, then
it is wiser to take a little off at a time, you will be surprised how different
you will look even to tidy them up will make the whole world of difference.
It is always good practice to brush your brows, they
look so much neater and a more defined shape when
you do. Comb the hairs upward and trim the long
hairs with small, curved scissors. Then comb
downward, trimming the remaining long hairs.
To determine where the brow should begin, hold a
ruler parallel to your nose so that it intersects
the inner corner of the eye and continues up to the
brow. Mark the spot where it hits the brow with a
white eyeliner pencil.
If your eyes are close-set, make the space between
the brows a little wider. If your eyes are wide-set,
start the brows a little closer together.
To determine where the highest point of the arch
should be, hold the ruler from the edge of your
nostril on a diagonal past the outer edge of the
eye's iris and on to the eyebrow. Mark the spot.
To determine where the brow should end, hold the
ruler from the edge of your nostril on a diagonal
past the outer corner of the eye and on to the
eyebrow. Mark the spot.
Connect the dots in a gentle arch, and use this
curve as a guide when shaping the brows.
Use wax or tweezers to pluck the hairs from between
the brows. Use tweezers, which are more precise, for
the trickier task of removing hairs from under the
brows. Aim for a smoothly arched brow that tapers
slightly at the outer ends.
To give the eyebrow a little more emphasis, fill in
any gaps. Or extend the ends by applying brow powder
with an angled brow brush like hair strokes or have
them permanently pigmented like hairs. Do not fill
in a solid line, brow powder is the next best thing
to permanent brows. For a natural look, use short,
light strokes, not a single line.
Choose a color that is a shade lighter than your
natural brow color. If you have changed your hair
color, use a similar shade on your brows for a more
To fix the hairs in place, use an eyebrow gel or
mousse. The ones that come with a mascara-type wand
are especially easy to apply.