LA based BrowGal Tonya Crooks
My obsession with brows started at 12, and I have been at them ever since. Thick, thin, curved and arched, I have worn every shape. But after a lesson with brow guru Tonya Crooks I discovered, forget the latest trends and wear a brow shape the truly flatters your face.
Known in LA as ‘The Brow Gal’, she started life as a fine artist but it was working as a makeup artist to pay her way through university, she realised drawing beautiful brows would be her destiny. Today she is the go-to-girl for A-lister's such as Megan Fox, Fergie and Gwyneth Paltrow, so it was no surprise that the rest of us would want a piece of that glamour – enter her brow range that is now here at About Face salons.
Here are the best grooming tips for nailing the ultimate brow shape to suit your face.
Start by brushing your brows up to determine their natural shape.
Next fill in the gaps with the eyebrow pencil, make sure it is sharp and use short strokes to emulate the look of natural hair.
Brush through the brows again to blend the pencil colour and the hair together.
Once brows are filled brush downward, to trim long hairs, this will tidy and sharpen the look of the natural shape.
Then pluck unwanted hairs with tweezers, in the direction of hair growth so as not to break off the hair at the root.
Take one last brush through the brow susing the brow brush.
Apply the highlighter pencil, which doubles as a concealer, just below the brow and under the arch, to accentuate the shape Blend with a flat concealer brush or finger, this creates the appearance of a thicker brow.
Finally, the clear water resistant gel keeps brows set and in shape for the day – even when swimming!
Eyebrow Pencil, in six shades $45. The Highlighter Pencils in two shades, $40. Eyebrow Scissors, $40. Tweezers, $55. Clear Eyebrow Gel, 40. Brow Enhancement Serum, $189. Brown Enhancement Pills, $99.