If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent a lifetime trying to achieve the perfect eyebrows naturally. We all remember, when pencil-thin brows and over-plucking was the norm. Now it’s celebrity-driven trends. So, how does one achieve eyebrows on fleek? Here are six tips and tricks to get your brow game on point, courtesy of Brow & Makeup Artist, Diana Duma from The Eyebrow Queen.
Everyone is different. Some people prefer a low-maintenance beauty regime, whereas others want to ‘beat’ their faces. When it comes to brows, this is where your personal style and level of confidence comes into play.
“Go with what naturally suits you. Be realistic. Your brows need to suit your lifestyle,” says Diana Duma, The Eyebrow Queen.
Heavy makeup users generally possess a high-maintenance beauty routine. In this case, powders are better suited for this group. However, a ‘get up & go’ individual – less fuss is their goal. Therefore, pencils are a great option – easy to use, less time in the mirror.
Achieving a celebrity style requires the focus to be on the client’s uniqueness – carefully fusing aspects of the celebrity style to compliment their features.
“Take influence from a celebrity style you like, but never ever try to make your brows be something they’re not. No two faces are the same. Your brows are never going to grow like somebody else’s.” says Diana Duma.
It’s all about you! As much as we may want to acquire eyebrows like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Joan Smalls or Zendaya. Take a step back, and appreciate your facial assets.
Nowadays, many popular anti-ageing beauty products contain retinol, Vitamin A and C – strong ingredients that makes the skin extra sensitive.
For this reason, plucking is recommended. Waxing is often too harsh for sensitive skin. If your stylist does opt for waxing – make sure they conduct a quick patch test – better safe than sorry.
Be sure to communicate with your beautician. Let them know what products you’re using on your face. Or if you started a new skin care routine. Insight into the condition of your face helps your stylist select the right eyebrow shaping method for you.
For us melanin-rich sistas the term: “Black don’t crack” is a well-known catch cry. Subsequently, we can take our skin for granted. Women of colour tend to have more pigment making us susceptible to scarring and discolouration. Therefore, we need to be kinder and gentler to our skin. Translation, protect your skin, wear sunscreen and incorporate sun safety practices into your skin care routine. More melanin, more protection.
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For over 25 years, Diana and mother Carmen have transformed some of Australia’s famous faces: Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Cambage, Lauren Phillips and Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Containing a wealth of knowledge, I asked The Eyebrow Queen to share some brow wisdom with us.
Last but not least, you don’t have to work hard for your brows. That said, here are two products Diana recommends to achieve the perfect eyebrows you deserve.
Complement your perfect eyebrows with new stylish glasses using blue light technology.
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