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Defined Brows - Yay or Nay?


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#Post 1 of 73 OFFLINE   llehsal

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:52 AM

While blog hopping this morning, one of my favorite bloggers posted a question on brows.  Whether it's ok or not.  I love neat brows yes, well tailored and taken care of, however, there is the extreme.  Many celebs are doing it these days and it's kinda on the scary side and makes the face look a bit harsh.  A fine example below.  These brows remind me of when drag queens cover their brows and draw in new ones....

 

How do you like your brows?

 

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#Post 2 of 73 OFFLINE   DreamWarrior

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:59 AM

I prefer them on the thinner side.  Those are very thick and harsh and not a compliment what-so-ever to the eye makeup.



#Post 3 of 73 OFFLINE   AmyNxDx

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:26 AM

My brows are naturally thin and sparse. I typically would lightly draw them in, skinny. Over the last few months I've using darker brown matte eyeshadow and an angled brush. I've gotten MASSIVE compliments on how I've been doing them lately. This picture above is a bit extreme though!



#Post 4 of 73 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:16 AM

The picture above is extreme, i agree.

 

I like my brows defined, i fill in the holes and correct their shape and length, it's a big pet peeve for me. I find my eyebrows thick enough so i don't thicken them. I don't like thin eyebrows to the point they look like a line, but i don't like thick eyebrows either.



#Post 5 of 73 OFFLINE   KaraC

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:24 AM

I find that getting eyebrows right is one of the hardest things. Don't want to look like a drag queen, but I need more definition. I've tried light strikes with an eyebrow pencil in the direction of growth, but they still look too fine,and the inner edge close to the nose is hard to get right for me.

#Post 6 of 73 OFFLINE   llehsal

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:47 AM

I am still in the process of getting my brows to look right.  Some times they look good on their own, sometimes they definitely need some pencil re-working (like now).


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#Post 7 of 73 OFFLINE   BombDiggity

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:26 PM

I really like defined brows, but not to the thickness of the brows in the picture you posted they're just too much. I think that defined brows just makes someone look so much more polished



#Post 8 of 73 OFFLINE   AndreaRenee

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:30 PM

When I started filling in my brows I started to keep them thin as well. It's kinda scary how filling them in a little makes them look so much bigger. =x

I wear glasses, have low brows and hooded eyes, so I need all the space I can get. Too thick for me and I look disproportionate. Dx

 

I honestly don't think it looks too bad if you have enough space, but most can't pull it off.



#Post 9 of 73 OFFLINE   Sarah Afshar

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

I think Kim looks gorgeous. The woman on the left has a dragesque look, but mainly because of the overly contoured nose. The woman on the right is beautiful.



#Post 10 of 73 OFFLINE   Bonnie Krupa

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:06 PM

I like defined browns but not super thick ones.  I'm not a fan of super thin ones either or the over plucked badly shaped "fish hook" ones. 


 



#Post 11 of 73 OFFLINE   Maris Crane

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:46 PM

I prefer more of a straight, full brow as opposed to something very arched. I don't think it's the harsh in Kim's photo that bothers me, but the almost fluorescent brow highlight. Probably a case of wanting what I can't have, but these are my favourites: http://www.makeuptal...1000/height/500 http://www.makeuptal...1000/height/500 http://www.makeuptal...1000/height/500 Naturally, I have very sparse brows, and I fill them in as much as I can without looking too fake. I try and extend them out, as well, as the tails are almost non-existent. I do prefer something a bit softer than what MAs tend to do to me.
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#Post 12 of 73 OFFLINE   perlanga

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:10 PM

I prefer defined brows over wispy or fuzzy brows. Lala's brows look great, Kim's are a bit too thick!



#Post 13 of 73 OFFLINE   AmourAnnette

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:18 PM

I liked defined brows, but in moderation!

 

On another note, the nose contouring in that photo is AWFUL!!!



#Post 14 of 73 OFFLINE   Bonnie Krupa

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:16 PM



Originally Posted by AmourAnnette View Post

 

On another note, the nose contouring in that photo is AWFUL!!!


OMG I didn't even notice that before..ewww scary 

 



#Post 15 of 73 OFFLINE   AmyNxDx

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:52 AM

Gwen almost always has perfect brows :)

 

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#Post 16 of 73 OFFLINE   Amber204

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:47 AM

Ahh Maris these are how my brows look so of course I prefer the not so notiable arch as well, Gwen definitely has some killer brows but I don't like how thin they are, looking back to my teen years I wore them to thin as well so now I just pluck around the edges and color lightly with a powder filler!! :)



#Post 17 of 73 OFFLINE   DreamWarrior

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:55 AM


Ah! Classic and beautiful.
 

Originally Posted by Maris Crane View Post

I prefer more of a straight, full brow as opposed to something very arched. I don't think it's the harsh in Kim's photo that bothers me, but the almost fluorescent brow highlight. Probably a case of wanting what I can't have, but these are my favourites:

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#Post 18 of 73 OFFLINE   Kitytize

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:26 AM

Gwen's brows are perfect to me! The brows in the first post are too thick for my liking. My brows are really short so I draw them longer.


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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:37 AM

I prefer enhancing what's there. However, if I'm going for a look from a specific era--like the liz or M. monroe pics, I'd fill in the brows uber-enhancing their natural shape. If I do this, I don't where dark shadows, and keep the shadows very close to the crease. Here's a marilyn monroe look I did a while back (I lined the hell out of my lips and brows lol!):

 

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#Post 20 of 73 OFFLINE   Johnnie

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 03:55 PM



Originally Posted by Sarah Afshar View Post

I think Kim looks gorgeous. The woman on the left has a dragesque look, but mainly because of the overly contoured nose. The woman on the right is beautiful.



I agree with you. Besides, I prefer eye brows like that rather than thin brows.