There are no superfluous features on the face, each has several functions. For example, eyebrows, in addition to protecting eyes, are responsible for facial expression. By eyebrows we show that we are offended, angry, surprised, delighted.
Eyebrows can give harmony to the features, and you can make a catastrophic dissonance. Makeup artists sometimes call eyebrows “gray cardinals” for the ability to imperceptibly determine the entire appearance of a person. She learned how to use their power to her advantage.
At all times, eyebrows are strictly regulated by the canons of beauty. In Ancient Egypt, they went to the temples with a thin black line, in Ancient Greece they merged on the bridge of the nose – now the knit eyebrows are called Greek, the Japanese court ladies on the whitened face drew black ovals above the eyebrows, Russian beauties were stuck in an arc. In the Middle Ages, the eyebrows were shaved off, the whole of the twentieth century was plucked into a thread and only at the end of it, not without the influence of grunge style, was left as nature gave them.
And in recent years, natural eyebrows do not emerge from fashion – broad, dense, natural, but not crazy, and ennobled. However, you should not relax – they are not all: “Wide eyebrows are popular, but not everyone will decorate,” explains Makeup artist Victoria Panafidina. “For example, on a face with large features such eyebrows will emphasize the heaviness, on the narrow with small features will look unnatural.”
It is important to consider not only the shape, but also the distance between the eyebrows. It is better to separate the fused ones, in order to avoid the severe appearance, widely spaced – from the inner edge, to tint.
There is an ideal proportion of the length of the eyebrows – it is measured by two pencils. One put vertically up the wing of the nose – here the eyebrow begins, the other connect the wing of the nose and the outer corner of the eye – at the level of the eyebrow he will show its ending.
If the eyebrow continues further, it is better to remove the hairs to avoid a sad look. If it ends before – draw, a short eyebrow detracts from the beauty of the eyes.
The main errors in the design of eyebrows were formulated by the world-famous make-up artist Elke van Frodenberg: “The most common shortcomings of eyebrows that are immediately evident are a perfectly straight form and uneven thickness, when eyebrows are bushy in the center and barely noticeable at the edge.” Direct form, of course, is better to avoid, it is too heavy and rude. The ideal variant – from the beginning to the arch the eyebrow has a straight form, from the arch to the edge of the eyebrow the line is slightly curved. This is a classic form of eyebrows, which never goes out of fashion and everything goes, it gives the person a calm, peaceful expression.
There are several rules on which you can navigate in the selection of forms. The extended face visually shortens the eyebrows rising to the ends upwards of an average width. A round eyebrow will approach the “house” – obliquely pointing upwards and easily glazed over the outer corner of the eye. Square will already make an eyebrow in the form of a comma – curved inside, straightening to the outer edge.
As for the color of the eyebrows, then you need to monitor the harmony. The traditional way to choose a color for a tone or two is brighter for brunettes and brown-haired women and darker for blondes is not always appropriate: the same brunettes can be bright – then they will focus on the eyebrows and may be pale – then it is better not to pick out the eyebrows, paying attention to the eyes .
Radically black color is possible only if it is natural, otherwise the face will look fake and older than it really is.
Tint in gray-black, brown, using a special soft pencil for eyebrows or shadows. Avoid graphics – it makes the face coarser, so do not draw one line, and imitate hairs in small strokes.
Special cosmetic procedures aimed at eyebrow care are not offered in the salons – just decoration and coloring. Ekaterina Lebedko, beautician of the center of beauty and health “Sante-Aesthetik” advises at home, caring for eyebrows, to use butter for eyelashes. But in general, if eyebrows grow rarely, then it is possible to correct this circumstance, perhaps, only by staining.
Persistent coloring of eyebrows was very popular in the XX century, and even now many people prefer to make up one time so that they do not remember about it for a couple of weeks. The painting will cost about 200 rubles. Of course, this is convenient, but not all agree with the aesthetic appeal of the method:
“Persistent coloring of eyebrows and eyelashes is justified if they are completely colorless,” says makeup artist Victoria Panafidina. “Painting for a long time simply from laziness is not quite right – a graphic form that very few people go, in any case can not be avoided, as well as unnatural appearance.”
There is an even more radical way of coloring the eyebrows seriously and for a long time – tattooing. The line is drawn on the skin and lasts for several years. The cost of tattooing eyebrows is about 5 thousand rubles. “Permanent make-up has unconditional advantages – they can disguise scars, bald patches, it is good in case the eyebrows are rare or they have a catastrophically irregular shape,” asserts SI Berdnikova, a dermatologist at the Institute of Cosmetology at the NMMU.
Now tattoo has learned to bring closer to the natural form both in form and color, preferences in which are given to the universal. However, the problem mentioned by Viktoria Panafidin can not be avoided, and here – graphical and unnatural. Especially since in a few years the style you can radically change, it must also be taken into account.
The eyebrows can be shaped once by a specialist, and then maintained independently by plucking the hairs every few days. Treat the eyebrow area with an alcohol solution – it has a slight anesthetic effect. Stack them with a brush, combing up, and then in the direction of growth. In general, the ideal way to give the eyebrows an ideal shape is the ability to see the world only good and always be surprised.