The Beauty Bible: Beautiful Bridal Brows…
If top model of the moment Cara Delevingne is any indication, it’s all about the eyebrow this year. So much so, that brides and many more are considering it an essential part of their “get ready for the wedding” routine. Your eye brows are undoubtably an important part of your wedding look, they frame your eyes and can define your face shape. Admittedly, it is something that people may not take into consideration when doing make up, or even when planning how they want their make up done for the big day. This is when a make up artist or a professional will be able to help.
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Many brides now are abandoning heavy eye make-up and favoring a fresh-eyed look, a good clean brow will make you look young, fresh, relaxed and well rested, the perfect start to your gorgeous bridal make up! Where do you sign up, you ask? Read our simple guide to get you to the altar perfectly arched!
We recommend ditching all hair removal on your brows before the wedding. This includes threading, waxing, plucking and hair removal cream. Think of it as a journey, it doesn’t have to be as long as a year, but at least five months should do the trick! This will give you time to see if you have problems, such as bald spots. This will also allow for a professional to be able to define your natural eye brow arch for your face shape, as well as being able to deal with any problem areas.
Now that you’ve cancelled your weekly wax, it’s important to give your brows time. To give them a boost, drink plenty of water (we reccommend at least 4 pints of water a day!) Take vitamins if necessary to ensure healthy hair growth. Also remember, keep harsh chemicals or peels away from your brows, be sure to wash product out of brows with a gentle cleanser. A healthy lifestyle and diet is always good for hair, skin and nails and perfect for wedding day prep!
From here, schedule shaping’s with a professional who only uses tweezers.
Ok, so now you’re fully-grown. Here’s where you shape up and map out your issues with a professional who only uses tweezers. Waxing and threading are off limits at this stage, this is because they don’t remove the hairs one by one. If your bald spots are still barren, we recommends a growth serum, like his one: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clinical Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum. This serum helps to grow both lashes and brows, for noticeable results in just 2 weeks! Thats thanks to its clinically tested formula, that supports both lash’s and brows natural renewal cycle, so they look lush healthy and revitalised!
Space them out equally with the last shaping scheduled two days before your wedding.
During your final shaping appointments, your brows will really start to take the perfect shape. Essentially we believe it’s all about starting early enough to give them time to grow, and then doing your last shaping just before you walk down the aisle. We advise to do it two days before to avoid cancelling due to last-minute wedding emergencies and also to avoid redness and sensitivity!
On your wedding day, find that one product that helps your brows look perfect and finished.
During your shaping appointments, or your make up trial talk about the best products for your eyebrows. If you just need to keep your brows in place, why not choose clear brow gel? Want to enhance your brow shape? Pick a powder or gel formula. Finally, for help correcting bald spots or scars, a fine pencil is best. For powders and pencils, and gels The Wedding Affair recommends finding something that looks natural and invisible in daylight. The secret is to pick a shade with the same undertone as your hair colour for the best results. Decide whether you are warm, neutral or cool and try and match that with your hair color. For example, someone with red undertones would choose a warm infused tone. And whatever you choose, make sure it’s waterproof!
Here at The Wedding Affair products we recommend for those beautiful bridal brows just have to be the new collection from Benefit Cosmetics! Have you looked at their new range? No matter what type of brows you are looking for, or no matter what brow problems you have, there will guaranteed be something that you will just love! Why not have a look at the website where you will find all the best tips and videos, or pop down to our sponsors, Boots Monks Cross where the lovely ladies at Benefit Cosmetics will be able to recommend all the best products just for you!
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