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Module 1: Face Makeup

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Properly groomed eyebrows make a huge difference to the appearance of the face. Brows that have been properly groomed, give the face a cleaner look, as the before and after picture effectively demonstrates. When brows have not been tamed, they become an undesirable focus on the face, that makes the other features fade. The idea behind brow grooming, is to create a natural looking arch and eliminate the stray hairs. To shape the brow, there are certain tools you will need. These include a brow pencil, an eyebrow brush, tweezers with an angled tip and a grooming scissors. The next step is to decide where on the face the brow should be. See the video 'Brow Grooming', in the Course Videos module. Hold your pencil along the side of your client’s nose, so that it rests on the forehead. This is where the brow should start. You can use a makeup pencil to mark this spot. Repeat this step on the other side of the nose. Mark the spots well. Any hairs in between these marks, need to be removed. Use the brow brush and brush the brows upwards. Use the grooming scissors to cut any hairs along the top line of the brow. These are the hairs that are longer than the brow lines natural shape. Brush the hairs back down along the line going from the inner part of the eye to the outer edge. Now pluck the hairs along the bottom of the eyebrow. Start around the nose and go in a line to the outer part of the eye. Pull the hairs in the direction of the hair growth, to prevent ingrown hairs and reduce pain. Take a pencil and place it under the nostril. Allow it to lie right over the pupil of the eye. This is where the highest point should be. Draw a line through the brow vertically, to make sure that you are finding the right line. You will need to make sure that the client is looking straight forward. Repeat this step on the other side. Tweeze the hairs underneath the eye, to create the arch. You don’t want to pluck too many hairs on the top. Next you will map the outer edge. This can be done by placing the pencil under the nostril and then moving it down, so that it runs across the bottom edge of the eye. Mark the area where the eye brow should stop. Tweeze any hair that is outside of the area and create a triangular tip on the edge. Be sure to keep as many of the hairs as possible, so that you can create eyebrows that are symmetrical. Some people have an eyebrow that is misshaped to begin with. That is why you should begin with this one and shape it and then shape the other one to match. Now it is time to clean up. You will begin by removing any of the hairs around the brow, that are not in line with the brow lines you have made. Then you may want to thin out the brows a bit, by removing some of the hairs in the brow. Be sure to brush the brows and then tweeze, brush and then tweeze, etc. How thin to go is a personal choice. Your client may like thin eyebrows. Others may want them more natural looking. Others will want them to be just a line. Start with the most conservative look, which is thicker and then get your clients advice. If they like the look, then you are done. If they want them thinner, begin by removing a line of hair along the bottom from the nose out, then repeat by removing a line of hair along the top, from the nose out. You can apply hydrocortisone cream to each of the eye brows, to relieve any pain if necessary. Make sure you swipe across the eye, from the nose out. If you are applying any makeup, you will want to wait at least ten minutes before you start the cleansing and application process for the makeup.