Brows with Carla Gray

Carla Gray has established herself as the leader when it comes to brow shaping in Colorado, she has a gift of knowing exactly what shape of brow flatters your face, and educates you on how to maintain them at home. Not only are her prices really reasonable ($35 for first time, $25 for maintenance), but she is also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I asked if I could come in and bring hot-shot photographer Cassel McWaters to document brow magic in action and get some great tips to help us all find brow bliss.

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Use a dark shadow to outline exactly where you’ll be tweezing or waxing. Mark where your brow should begin (directly above the inside of each nostril), at its arch, and at the end of your eye. Also trace along the bottom to create a barrier preventing too-thin brows.

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Use a brow brush to sweep the hair upwards and trim all the way across, giving a perfectly finished look.

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After removing the hair, highlight under the brow line with Damone Roberts Brow Highlighter in Pink-A-Boo shown here, or use concealer or a flesh toned pencil.

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Final product.

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Additional tips from Carla;

- Look for someone with brows you really like and ask them where they go for shaping, referrals are always the most reliable.

- Brows shouldn’t be shaped if you don’t have time for the essential planning before hand like using the dark shadow to create a border around what stays and what goes, it’s easy to get uneven thin brows when you’re in a hurry.

- Unless you’re having them professionally shaped, Carla discourages from tweezing or waxing the top of the brows because removing too much from there can make them too flat and shapeless.

- At the very least, have your brows professionally shaped every few months so you have a good template to keep up yourself.

If you’re fortunate enough to be in the Denver area, you can make an appointment with Carla: 303-847-8708

Anastasia Five Piece Brow Kit

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Most drivers license pictures aren’t anything you’d want to frame, however mine is even worse because I had what I refer to as ‘Alien Brows.’ I’ll try to describe them without uploading a photo because that’s so not going to happen; we’re talking thin, misshapen, and one is clearly higher than the other and has a sort of comma look to it. 2 years ago however, you couldn’t have told me there was a problem- I was a proud, long-time self waxer who waxed not only my brows but all of my friends brows as well. Maybe nobody said anything because we all looked like aliens??

Thank God I found out about Anastasia’s brow system. Everyone knows Anastasia is THE brow guru to the stars, but her Five Piece Brow Kit truly turns even the biggest brow novice into a confident brow ninja. It’s not just the fool-proof stencils that make it so easy, it’s the fact that there are 4 different brow stencils to ensure your natural shape looks best, not someone else’s interpretation of what your shape should be which is usually way too thin aka ‘Alien Brows.’ The kit also includes tweezers, brow gel, brow powder and a dual sided brush in a cute carrying case. Check out your drivers license, if you too suffer from Alien Brows- I have just the cure.

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