I’m not necessarily saying you should jump right in and go the route of Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo with your brows but if you are a raven haired girl lightening up just a shade or two can help lend the effect of a mini lift to the brow. In fact one of my makeup hero’s Kevyn Aucoin used this trick on many of his celebrity clientele during his makeover transformations.
Here’s how to lighten your brows :
Apply a cream bleach to the eyebrows, leaving it on anywhere from one to 15 minutes, depending how light you want the brows to be. Check frequently by wiping the bleach from a tiny part of the eyebrows. Leaving it on too long can irritate the skin, so use caution. If the skin is sensitive, remove the bleach early. Don’t exceed 15 minutes especially if your goal is to go just one to two shades lighter!
And after using bleach your skin is extra sensitive, always apply sunscreen! And avoid – the sun, chlorine, exfoliating or any retinols or anti-oxidant creams for at least 24 hours.
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