Noticed my new brows? I am so amazed each time I have the chance to groom them. I do pluck the stray hairs time to time, but I never actually wanted to do the shaping myself, and I much prefer to leave it to the experts, well, only one expert, who is a good friend of mine. If you are a long time reader of my blog, you will know I only ever let my friend do my brows...I used to have very poorly shaped brows [I did my own brows for the longest time] but after a visit to her, I have never ever gone back to my own ways. Haha.. I know it sounds so dramatic, cos it's just eyebrows... but I think they are so important in framing one's face. I also prefer a pair of fuller shaped brows to frame my large face, thin brows - they just look more classic, and suit my face better.
This is not the first time I mention my friend who does my brows... and I have gotten questions about how I maintain them... well really, it starts from getting someone who is an expert to do your brows first. I know there are techniques like ok the arch should be like a third of the length of .. whatever you know what I mean... but it is more the technique of how the brow hairs are cut, and which hair to be plucked out that really makes the difference.
In case you are interested, and/or looking for a new brow expert to groom your brows, you can find my friend (her name is Leen) at Snails, Wheelock Place 03-01 --- do call and make an appointment, cos her working hours are very limited. (6738 0100, and you must ask for her, or if you leave me a pm, I can pass you her hp number to make appt directly---charges are about $20--25)
p/s I am not 'promoting' her services - she is pretty much booked all the time anyway - but it's just useful for anyone who is thinking of getting their brows re-vamped.
Anyway, it was great catching up with her yesterday, we went to Pique-Nique, the newish cafe at Taka, it's odd to see this 'quaint' place right next to the home appliances and KFC, but the food and feeling of the place is quite nice, and great for a chat. We both ordered waffles that we couldn't finish, and I think I will bring the bro along next time to try their burgers or mac&cheese. She also gave me some gifts for my birthday (yes, I know way back in March) but then we havent had the chance to catch up for ages!
Speaking of brows... I really like how the Koreans do their brows, very natural, neat and just nicely groomed -- I have been kinda hooked on this YT channel,Korean makeup artist Jung Sae Mmool - just check out how she works her brushes - I have never seen anyone as gentle and as artist in using makeup brushes - no wonder the looks all end up so flawless. But for examples of brows in general, just click on any of her videos - I always think this is like the Korean version of Lisa Eldridge. The whole lighting and style is very sleek and professional, the end results just amazing, and inspiring. Click HERE to view a brow focused tutorial from her channel.
Lots of photos and brows trimming in progress:
All products used:
Foundation (Shiseido refining foundation, chanel sheer illuminating base, La Mer Powder)
Eyes (GA ETK Khaki Pulse, Stila Kitten, Clarins Instant Liner 01 --- seriously the blackest and matte black liquid liner I have used!)
Cheeks (Clarins Mosaique bronzer, NARS Deep Throat)
Lips (Rachel K Plumping Lipgloss in Lolita)
yesterday we took pictures of the brow trimming in progress, and had a few laughs over my awkward expressions (which are all cropped out) but never mind, you just need to see the vast improvement in the eyebrow shape, and what a good brow technician can do.
I had the waffles with malted milk ice-cream, salt caramel sauce & whipped butter ($11).
huge portion, I left a quarter of the waffle unfinished.
Thanks for looking!