September 16th, 2013
When someone has been doing one esthetic service her entire life, you’d presume she was good at it.
And that is definitely the case with Kiran, the founder of Blink Brow Bar. She trained in threading in India at age 17 and has been doing it ever since.
And the expertise shows, as Blink Brow Bar goes beyond the usual eyebrow shaping. She starts by analyzing your brow shape and explaining where they should start, finish, and arch. Then after the threading (which was the least painful we’ve had to date) she massages the brows for five minutes to reduce redness and finishes off with complimentary brow makeup.
From the nose up, we're perfectly in shape. —Alexandra Suhner Isenberg
Eyebrow shaping, $21at Blink Brow Bar, 577 Bute St, Vancouver, 604.428.2769. www.blinkbrowbar.ca
August 5th, 2013
Cara Delevingne, Arizona Muse—the girls with brows are unstoppable these days.
I admit I spent the majority of my 20s “un-Brooke Shields-ing” (this is a legit term in the beauty industry) my eyebrows — hey, we all have regrets! I’m now not only letting them grow, but I added a step to my daily makeup routine to exaggerate their fullness. In the past, brow pencils have always been rather harsh and often too heavy. NARS’ new Brow Perfector ($22) is gentle, with velvety texture that doesn’t give you the unsightly Sharpie look. Its companion, the Brow Gel ($22), keeps everything tidy and in place.
The best thing about a full arch, other than looking like the hot runway “It” girl? It will make you look younger, a distraction from wrinkles and such. —Anya Georgijevic
$22 at www.narscosmetics.ca
May 14th, 2012
A recent beauty trend has us shunning our tweezers and dreaming of bushier days.
We love catwalker Arizona Muse’s and red carpet Rooney Mara’s thick eyebrows, but re-growing them after years of plucking is a challenge for some, and the hair might need a little boost to achieve its former glory. This editor played guinea pig with B.Kamins Eyelash Fortifier, a product enriched with peptides, plant extracts and vitamins, using it on both the brows and the lashes, and she can (almost) outbrow and outlash the two aforementioned divas to shame. —Anya Georgijevic
$99 at Spa Boutique, 3630 4th Ave., Vancouver, 604-734-7114, www.spaboutique.ca
October 26th, 2009
Google “famous eyebrows” and you get Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Brooke Shields. All give good brow and with the opening of Benefit’s new Brow Bar, so can you.
On the ground floor of Holt Renfrew we took a seat in a silver chair and let Benefit’s Arch Empress of Brows, Hilary Foote, work her brow know-how. With mathematical precision, she waxed off what didn’t belong and filled in the areas where we were overzealous with the tweezers, leaving us with shapely brows that start, end and bend where they should.
Now that’s raising an eyebrow.
Brow arching ($23) at Benefit Brow Bar at Holt Renfrew, 737 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, 604-681-3121, www.benefitcosmetics.com
April 21st, 2008
We're all familiar with eyebrow purgatory. Whether some over-zealous tweezing accidentally took you pencil thin or a late-night attack on a creeping mono-brow went a shade too far —you can stop suffering; an expert is at hand.
Damone Roberts, a.k.a. "The Eyebrow King" from 10 Years Younger believes that every face deserves the perfect frame.
After years of disappointment, he developed his very own line and counts Madonna and the newlywed Beyonce among his loyal fans.
The Damone Roberts Brow Kit contains everything from his world-class tweezers to his signature brow shadow to his truly invisible brow gel. Most importantly, it comes with step-by-step instructions on how to get naturally sculpted, never severe brows.
At $150 a go, the kit is a bit of an investment but if you really want to look ten years younger, great brows trump Botox every time.
PS: Got a great brow tip? Post it on our brow forum.