I had them done in Ulta about six weeks ago - a nightmare! I knew they were screwed up because the technician put so much Benefit Brow Zing on me that I couldn't see the shape. Kind of like slapping extra paint on the places you didn't sand on the wall!
So I said to myself, "hands off the tweezers" and I've let them grow back.
I've never gotten the pluck and arch right. Never.
So I was thrilled when Way Bandy described how to shape the brows: follow the shape of your eyes. If your eyes are round, so are the brows. Slope down at the end? So do the brows (obviously to the best of your ability - this could look pretty awful painted on the skin!)
My eyes are small with only the slightest curve to the lid. My brows want to do that anyway. No arch for me.
And damn, he's right! They DO look better!
Also, he recommends bleaching for two minutes - only two - to slightly lighten the hair. And to use a "silver beige" pencil - which would be what we'd consider "blonde" in most lines. But not blonde with too much green - be careful! (I'm talking to you, Bobbi Brown!)
Use slight hairlike strokes and - this is my favorite part - don't make it too perfect. And don't just fill it in so that the brow is opaque. That might work for a 17-year old but not on a face over fifty.
So that pretty much rules out the Kardashian look!
Give this a try. And let me know what you think!