One of the components that frame your face is the eyebrows. It can do wonders in balancing your features. As a former practitioner in the makeup industry as an eyebrow waxer, I follow a simple technique – look in the mirror and find the balance of your face structure.
You can handle a thicker brow only if you have fuller lips or big eyes. And if you have smaller lips, balancing them with medium or thin eyebrows is a better choice.
That said, I didn’t mean the thin 90’s brow, we are never backing to it!
In fact, no makeup course at L'amour would suggest it either. But with thinner features, the thickest brows do not pair well.
Usually, I start with a brow gel. Try @Benefitcosmetics 24-hour for the best results. It holds the brows well and shapes them well when you press it with a brush against the skin – giving the perfect lamination. Using a base underneath would give a white cast, thus an expert opinion would be using it first.
Another great option is @anastasiabeverlyhills eyebrow gel to apply after foundation or any layer. It is not as strong as the Benefits, but it does the job well!
Out of the numerous ways of shaping eyebrows, one of my favourites is using a flat concealer brush, with a lighter concealer in a pot or a pencil (their consistency makes them smoother in application) underneath for contrast.
Fill in the gaps wherever needed with a brow pencil or eyebrow shadow.
Little bits go a long way. This is a principle every great makeup course will teach you. Shaping your brows with this in mind will use less intensity of the product because of the contrast created with the concealer previously.
Remember to embrace your brows no matter how you choose to beautify them. You can take all the beautician courses you want in the UAE, but nothing will work if you don’t follow your passion with Lamour!
As children, we make up stories about what we want to do when we grow up. Mine involved being a makeup artist, a veterinarian, or a designer, or even all three!
As a teenager, I attended a design school, but something wasn't right. Painting and creating garments, I realized, was not my passion.
Growing up, I had no desire to be a veterinarian. Even just thinking about how a body's insides would work is nauseating.
Only one of my childhood dreams remained – MAKEUP
However, I had no idea where you could "study" makeup, or if you could study it at all! Makeup courses weren’t as common as they are today. I was just a young girl with vivid, unconventional dreams, in a small Scandinavian country, in a smaller city, wondering how to become a makeup artist.
My desire to learn makeup from childhood led me to search deliberately until I found something substantial. I got into the first beauty school in the country, leaving me on cloud nine.
Do you know the thrill and satisfaction of knowing you're exactly where you belong when you discover your calling? I felt that. I realised this was my path to happiness.
I wish to tell the seven-year-old me then and you, dear readers now, that you can, and will, become whatever you want, whoever you want. You may not know where to begin now, but every step will bring you closer to your goal. For over a decade, I have been working with makeup and each day, I am still captivated by it. I'm eager to share my ideas, insights and techniques that even many of the renowned makeup schools in Dubai don't cover. Each stroke has taught me something special, which I am excited to pass on with my readers here and students at L'amour.