five tips to get better brows nowWhichever smart woman said, brows define your face, knew what she was talking about. A strong brow  can make you look more youthful and alert. I’ve always had really light, thinner brows so a few years ago I started waxing in the hopes of better definition and shape. I liked that it getting a stronger shape however they always felt so thin so filling them in made it appear so ‘fake’ to me.

A few months ago I saw a friend on Facebook inquire about a brow rec, and resoundingly, at least a half dozen friends chimed in with Brows by Connie! I was intrigued. After the first visit, I was hooked. She’s pricier than my waxer ($25 vs. $10), but with good reason: she spends about 25 minutes with me…. instead of maybe five. And, after just three visits — and controlling my desire to tweeze – I’m seeing a real difference.  I’m obsessed. She looks at my personal shape, waxes, cuts, tweezes, fills in, the whole thing. My key has been creating a thicker brow in that space just above my nose; I was so focused on creating the arch that I was trying to create it too soon in the line. Plus, filling in with shadow instead of a pencil gives a much more natural appearance. Letting an expert help you, or at least get you started on the right track is key.

Do you know which brow shape you have? Does your wax hurt? Want to see my brow before and after? Keep reading to get yourself better brows STAT.

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Five tips for better brows // by brow expert, Connie Garcia

The key to having great brows is working with what you naturally have and following that natural shape. Not everyone will have the same brow shape, nor do they have the same face shape.  If you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t do anything at all. First, see an expert in you area to get guidance on the best shape for you. It’s much easier to maintain once a professional creates the best shape.

Don’t over tweeze: between treatments, stay away from your brow line and don’t over tweeze the middle. It’s OK to tweeze the obvious hairs well below or above your brow. But, do not try to give yourself an arch if you don’t know where it is. I’ve seen women wind up too many times with thinned out brows with holes in them or even worse, two completely different brows. It’s a slow process to correct.

Don’t trim unless you know what you’re doing. It can totally make or break your brow. Keep all tools away from your brows as much as possible!

If brows are thin or sparse, consider using brow powder or pencils to make your brows look fuller. Remember less is more so powder with a precise brush is often easier for women to work with. It’s easier to correct brows that are left fuller than ones that have been over tweezed. {TAGG fav: this brush/spooley and powder, which Connie uses, too}

Remember, having eyebrows that are symmetrical and shaped correctly can totally change your face and bring everything into balance. Never underestimate the power of a great brow artist. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make.

brows before and after

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PS: does the wax used on your brows hurt? I recently asked Connie whyher wax doesn’t seem to hurt, at least compared to what I was used to. She shared that many places, where they wax everything from your brow to your lip to your bikini line, use one type of body wax instead of specific, more gentle wax designed for your face. The pain difference is noticeable.

Note: this is not a sponsored post. I’ve seen a huge difference in starting this new ‘brow regime’ and am pretty excited to see a ‘brow expert’ …  couldn’t wait to share with TAGG readers.