Ladies, I’m about to talk about make-up for beginners. An no, it’s not anything like “minimal foundation and a good blush on the apples of your cheeks” or “winged eyeliner and red lipstick” or a short but well crafted FOTD (face of the day).
The answer starts with groomed eyebrows. You might wonder: do you even use make up for that? Of course! And not just make up but careful shaping, drawing and highlighting. The whole eyebrow grooming process might sound scary especially if you are just starting out collecting stuff for your stash but trust me, it’s not. It is, however, a challenge, an art that has to be practiced whenever you have the time (and the mood for it).
Why eyebrows you ask? The answer is very simple: the brows frame the face. They really do! The brows make or break your look. Hence, grooming them is what you have to learn first.
- Oh please, sweet darling, DO NOT OVERPLUCK! After I had my first dose of “groomed brows” (thanks to the friend’s lovely cousin who volunteered to do them the morning before my JS Prom) I kind of hooked myself into maintaining the poor things until one day I was copying Christina Aguilera’s look:
Where art thou, Christina? Where are your brows? Christina Aguilera in Beautiful, 2002. Yes, I had my Christina Aguilera (circa “Beautiful” days) phase that was (horribly) immortalized on my voter’s ID. Just look at her brows. Go ahead. It’s a glimpse of me back in the day. As my colleague puts it “…buti tumubo pa ‘yang kilay mo!” Absolutely an all‐time low for my brows.