All Eyes On My Brows

It’s all about  Brow Lamination, Lash Lifting and Henna Tinting – if this is the first time you’re hearing these words, don’t panic. They are all simple and painless processes that will leave you feeling fresher than ever! Trending at the moment, it will help us end our 2020 with a BANG….and banging brows and lashes!

These days’ people look at your eyebrows before they even look at your shoes. Due to wearing masks, the main focal point of the face has been eyes. Are you on board with the trend? Or are you like many of us looking for the easy solution to great brows and lashes.

All we seem to be doing is juggling Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting. One thing’s for sure you may get away with track pants and slippers but from shoulder up you need look picture perfect every day. Or shall I say “Zoom perfect” and you want to do it without spending hours in front of the mirror.

Beauty Warriors Hack: All you really need to have done are your brows and lashes and it changes your whole face as well as boosts your confidence.

NO MICROBLADING FOR YOU?

Beauty Warriors did some research into brow filling. How we could better improve our morning routine?

It takes a lot more work than expected to create a ‘natural’ beauty look every morning. Semi-permanent beauty treatments, such as eyebrows and eyelash tinting can streamline morning routines and avoid you having to add layers of make-up every day. There are days where you want to experiment with your look and then there are days when you just want to get going. We are here to help you get ready quicker so you can look effortlessly beautiful with minimal effort. A semi-permanent brow treatment seemed a natural progression and fit with our ‘less fuss’ beauty philosophy.

BROW LAMINATION

Brow lamination is a process whereby the brows hairs are “relaxed” and set into the desired position or style that the client is looking for. Whether it be a fluffed up brow or something more controlled, a brow lamination is a great way to be able to do your brows without worrying about it being permanent.

It typically lasts between 6-8 weeks and the results are insane! Brow lamination can be done on all sorts of brows. It can control or tame wild/course brows or give a fuller look to someone with minimal brow hair.

The process is about 45 minutes to an hour and is completely pain free (I know right? How exciting!) the brows are then shaped and tinted for a fuller brow effect.

Your old brows are history!

LASH LIFTING

Lash lifting is a process whereby the client’s lashes are folded back (curled) onto a silicone pad with the eyes closed and are relaxed and set in this position. The lift is essentially a “perm” without all the old nasty ingredients originally related to perming. There is actually a treatment in some brands products that strengthens and builds your lashes.

The lashes are then tinted to really bring out the eye. The desired curl can be achieved depending on what the client wants. It can also be done on most lashes and will last between 6-8 weeks!

This process takes about an hour and a half in combination with the brow lamination. The outcome of the process allows for the eye to have a “lifted” effect and the lashes look longer and fuller. Mascara look without having to use mascara.

HENNA FOR YOUR BROWS?

Until now, we have been filling in our brows with makeup pencils and brow gels. We tried this semi-permanent eyebrow treatment myself and we must say that we were very happy with the results. Our model chose a dark brown henna, that is a shade darker than her hair colour. Beauty therapists always advise you to go for a more natural look but when it comes to brows, our model is all about the drama.

5 MIN TO GREAT BROWS

Henna brows are applied just like a regular brow tint would be. You paint the product on, wait 5 minutes and then gently remove. Henna is a natural plant pigment from the Hina tree making it perfect for sensitive skin types. I would still recommend trying the tint on your arm first before applying to your face just in case you do have a reaction or experience sensitivity. It’s less intense and less-permanent than micro-blading and lasts for up to four weeks with no pain or downtime.

The process was quick, easy, and painless. Once our model was done her beauty therapist handed her the mirror to assess her new brows. On inspection, they’re darker than my usual brow tint and I love them! I feel so beautiful.

Having gently cleansed my face that evening, and again the following morning, she examined her brows in the bathroom mirror and surprisingly, they’re as perfect as if I’d spent five minutes filling them in. They’re bold, defined and appear completely natural. I only needed to brush them up before I’m out the door.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HENNA BROWS

Avoid cleansing the brow area on the day of treatment. My boyfriend commented on how great they looked and best of all, three weeks later and I’ve only just rekindled my relationship with Elizabeth Arden Brow Gel which I glide over my brows for a more defined shape. It seems henna brows are right in line with my busy business woman routine. I highly recommend this experience.

These brows cost our model R350 and our model went to a lady who works from home in Pretoria. I recommend inquiring about this treatment at your nearest beauty salon today.

3 MAKE UP TIPS FOR GREAT BROWS

  1. Map your brows out – see that they start and end where they are supposed to and that they are both equal, otherwise clean up the extra hairs or fill in the gaps where you need to
  2. Find a product that works for you – it could be powder, pomade or pencil but you will see what gives you your desired effect 
  3. Your brows should always be a shade darker than the hair on your head to bring out and frame your eyes 

Thanks to Bianca McCann, professional make-up artist, for her contributions to this article. Follow her on Instagram.

 

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