March 19, 2012
Eyebrow Love: The fuller brow makes its comeback, expert advice
Eyebrows frame the eye and create a powerful balance on the face.
For women, their is no better ally to a pretty eye makeup than a perfectly turned out brow, groomed and highlighted in the right shade that does not conflict with her coloring.
“Eyebrows are back and full again,” says Emmy Award winning makeup artist Melanie Mills, who spoke to me on the phone today from Style Fashion Week LA, where she has spent the last week designing the makeup for fashion stars Anh Volcek, MILA, Skingraft, Ina Soltani and more.
“They frame the eye and set the mood for a makeup, and the more natural fuller, groomed brow is what we are seeing most this season. I love it.” Mills is also sponsoring the Fashion Event with her own line of cosmetics.
To achieve a fuller eyebrow is easier said than actually doing for many women. A lifetime of overtweezing or waxing can destroy the opportunity.
“I use Anastasia’s Brow colors and pencils, and Benefit’s Brow Zings too, along with MAC’s staple ‘Lingering’ brow pencil,” says Mills. “A good rule of thumb is to always feather the color from the top line of the brow, versus filling in from the bottom up.”
“The best thing to do when grooming is follow your natural brow shape. A full brow really does frame your face and emphasise your eyes in a classic way,” says Mills.
There are several ways to effect this look, some surgical, some topical and some cosmetic.
For those who have absolutely no eyebrow hair or sparse brows, there is some exciting new techniques that plastic surgeons can do to fill in and fix the issue.
According to the New York Times report – there is a new method for doctors to replace thinning eyebrows: transplanting nape of the neck or leg hair.
Originally developed to help burn victims, the procedure is now growing in popularity with women looking to regain fuller brows, after years of tweezing or even injury or illness.
Hair transplant surgery is the only way to restore eyebrows permanently and it’s also the solution for those who naturally have very fair or sparse brows
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Nikolov is an expert at restoring beauty and symmetry to the face, and spoke with me yesterday from his office in Beverly Hills, CA. about his NeoGraft procedure that has worked very well.