Vand beauty artist Kelly Baker has been working in Hollywood for 17 years, where the girl is deservedly called the “fairy of eyebrows.” Her client list includes the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan, Shay Mitchell, Cardi B, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, the cast of Game of Thrones and a dozen other stars. V
Build on your natural brow shape
Baker never tries to change the natural shape of the eyebrows, but works with what nature has given. “I always improve what the client already has. With a pencil or brow powder, you can make the line more straight or lower the outer corner to give the brow a specific shape. “
Don’t trim your eyebrows yourself
According to Kelly, this is one of the most common mistakes girls make: “I don’t trim my eyebrows at all. It’s really very difficult to do it yourself. ” If you still want to “tame” the eyebrows, wait until they grow back, and then adjust. The main thing: do not pull off the hairs, but comb them above the top line – this way you will protect yourself from the appearance of “gaps”. Eyebrows really only need to be trimmed when curly, out-of-shape hairs appear.
Baker recommends visiting his master every four to six weeks, regardless of whether you are growing your eyebrows or doing a classic correction – “there is always something to fix.”
Comb your eyebrows
Most people want eyebrows like the girls on Instagram: sleek, well-groomed, in perfect shape. In order for wide eyebrows to look good in real life, they need to be combed by lifting the hairs up and to the side, and not combing them straight to the side. The result is a 3D effect that works in several directions: visually narrows the face, opening it, focuses attention on the eyes and gives the eyebrows a natural shape.
Therefore, Kelly advises to have an eyebrow brush at home. It will also help out if you overdid it with applying corrective agents.
Use a highlighter first
Kelly radically changed the makeup scheme: first she applies a little highlighter on the browbone and on the “body” of the eyebrow, and then uses pencils, tints and gels. “This is necessary in order to highlight all the problem areas that need to be worked out.” For this purpose, Baker even created her own collection of funds. For example, a set of highlighter and brush from a celebrity makeup artist will cost you $ 48.
Calculate your strength
Change the pressure on the pencil or brush depending on the part of the eyebrow. At the bridge of the nose, it should be minimal, and the tail can be drawn in full force. Fill in the space with vertical strokes, as if drawing new hairs, for a natural look.
Take your time
“Remember, not all stars wake up with the eyebrows shown in the photo,” says Kelly. “It took some of my clients years to get that shape.” The real secret is patience and time. Wait at least two to three months for the hairs to grow back, then find the perfect master and get to work. “I ask clients to let me do my business in peace. Every hair counts, and every time I do something with my eyebrows, they only get better. ”