The brow beat: How to get beautiful brows even if you have none

Thick, full brows are it right now. Learn how to make the most of what you have and to create the look of full, lush brows.
by Heather Warlick Modified: January 23, 2014 at 7:10 am •  Published: January 23, 2014
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If all else fails, a permanent cosmetic method called brow tapping can create the look of brows. Willis recommends brow tapping artist Phylis Milner. She said Milner uses a SofTap manual method of micropigmentation in which she creates a natural look of brushed brows through a tattooing-like process. (For appointments, call 833-4402.)

Here are tips and tricks for beautiful brows from some of our favorite local makeup artists.

Lilly Stone, Sooo Lilly Exclusive Cosmetics, 12100 N May, 748-5200 or 306-2060.

If you have a straight brow, you don't want to create an arch because it will thin your brows too much. Enhance what you've got.

If you do have an arch, accentuate where your arch is and don't try to move it, because you could distort your features.

If your brows are long, trim them before you tweeze, or you could end up with bare spots.

Always get a professional to shape your brow and create your line. Then you can follow up and tweeze the excess between visits.

As you age, your brows lose definition, so fill them in with a brow liner or powder for an instant facelift.

Sharon Tabb, The Makeup Room Agency, 595-6680.

I love Sonia Kushak's brow gel palette with four shades in it from Target. Even a red tone for redheads!

Tarte cosmetics.

Waterproof gel brow.

Taupe and medium brown are best! They also have a great pencil if you prefer pencil application.

Urban Decay also has a great brow palette. It comes with two powders, wax, brush and small tweezers.

I suggest lightly filling in the brows with a slightly lighter subtle shade than your hair color as brows can look harsh very easily with too dark of a shade.

Never use black, even if you dark or black hair.

Alex Mendez-Kelley, The Makeup Bar, 7646 N Western Ave., 810-1226

First thing is first, be realistic as to what your eyebrows will and will not do. Don't think yesterday's fads will accommodate tomorrow's new trends.

Stick to your eye shape, hair growth and best shape for your bone structure.

Use a mascara spoolie or a soft toothbrush to brush your eyebrows. My favorite eyebrow pencil is from Brenda Christian. It is a universal color. Literally anyone can use it. My favorite eyebrow gels right now are from Serenity+Scott. They have the slightest amount of shimmer. They come in amazing colors and never feel “crunchy.” Of course, the best advice I can give as far as eyebrows go is find the best brow stylist and stick to them like superglue!

Online

www.ibrowstudio.net

www.sthairandmakeup.com

www.sooolilly.com

http://softstrokesmakeup.moonfruit.com

www.themakeupbar.com


by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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