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Eyebrows are Science’s Secret to Youth

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Eyebrows are certainly a hot topic nowadays. A new study finds that facial features, like lips and eyebrows, tend to stand out less as people get older. Because of that, say the authors, people perceive faces with more contrast as younger.

The Study

In the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers analyzed photographs of 763 makeup-free women with various skin tones between ages 20 and 80. A computer program analyzed the photos for facial contrast. This is a measure of how much the eyes, lips and eyebrows stand out due to differences in color, lightness or darkness with the surrounding skin.

Younger women had more facial contrast, and older women had less. Contrast especially decreased in areas around the mouth and eyebrows as women got older.

Next, the researchers Photoshopped some of the pictures, creating two nearly identical versions of each face, varying in contrast. They showed these photographs to volunteers and asked them to choose the younger-looking face. Almost 80% of the time, people said the high-contrast face appeared younger than the low-contrast one.

The Findings

The findings were similar across a variety of ethnicities, suggesting that facial contrast—like wrinkles and changes in skin pigmentation—is truly a “cross-cultural cue” for perceiving how old a person is.

The biggest surprise of all was the power of the brow. For women of all ethnicities, brow color faded with age. Darkening them may really make people look younger, the researchers say.

Anyone who’s ever filtered a selfie on Instagram won’t be surprised by this effect of contrast. But the findings may also help explain why people often use makeup to look younger.

Other Observations

The study didn’t involve makeup, but the authors say that darkening features cosmetically would have the same anti-aging results as demonstrated in the study. “But the way we manipulated features in the photos was very similar to what you’d do with makeup, and I would be surprised if you couldn’t get similar effects,” says co-author Richard Russell, associate professor of psychology at Gettysburg College. “Lips get less red with age and eyebrows get lighter…and those are both things that you could address with makeup.”

Gender Indifferent

Though the study was only done in women, the findings likely apply to men, too. Other research suggests that the decline of facial contrast with age is not just true of women, but also true of men.

Verdict

Given that it’s proven that the eyebrows are the entrance into the beautiful world of youth, remember to make an eyebrow shaping or microblading appointment today!

Why You Should Choose Microblading Over Tattooing Your Brows

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Tattooing is Not the Solution

When people seek a more permanent solution to their eyebrow woes, they typically seek services like eyebrow tattooing. However, did you know there’s an even better, more permanent solution? A solution that will not only guarantee your brow-longevity but will ensure a natural and flawless look? It’s called microblading.

Microblading, or 3D Eyebrow Embroidery, is a permanent makeup technique that falls under the guidelines of tattoo artistry. Unlike tattooing, which fades in color after a few years, microblading provides longevity (lasts about a year) and maintains a natural, fresh looking brow.

As you can see below, the results of microblading are simply breathtaking.

You see, eyebrows that are tattooed fade over time because when the color is applied to the brow, the color deposits so deep into the skin’s tissue, it’s on the level of your blood vessels and any changes in your chemical balance (new medicines, hormones, or even sun exposure) influence the color. Typically, this distortion of color will result in the appearance of purple, blue or pink-hued brows.

Why to Choose Microblading

Microblading is much more gentle than its counterpart and doesn’t damage the hair follicle, offering a balanced and more realistic look while maintaining color and vibrance.

And while it’s true, microblading won’t last nearly as long as eyebrow tattooing, which would you prefer— time, or quality?

Want to learn more about my amazing eyebrows services? Give me a call at Varvara Brows and I’ll be more than happy to help. (201) 724-5895

You can also learn more about my products and services by visiting my website at vavarabrows.com.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @varvarabrows to see my amazing work and to stay in the know on all things eyebrows!

 

Why The Eyebrow Shape is Essential For Microblading

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Warning: the below person did not seek initial microblading services from Varvara Brows, but instead came to repair them.

Intro to Microblading

No matter which eyebrow procedure you prefer (waxing, threading, tweezing, microblading etc.), I cannot stress enough the importance of having the proper eyebrow shape. My goal for this blog post is to help you realize through a real-life example how essential it is to choose a microblading specialist with shaping expertise. As we all know, the shape of an eyebrow can either make or break the face, but even worse, an improper eyebrow shape can take months to repair.

Client Story

Awhile back, a client of mine came to me to repair her brows after an inexperienced “specialist” distorted her shape in a prior eyebrow procedure. She wanted like most women want, to put down the makeup and eyebrow pencil and go for a more permanent brow solution.

The first two pictures below show the specialist shaped her eyebrows with and without makeup, prior to her dermablading consultation.

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She went ahead with a micro-dermablading (aka microblading) procedure hoping to achieve a similar look and effect to the first two photos. What she got, however, was not what she was looking for.

Transformation from Proper Microblading

The next picture shows how the eyebrows started to transform after the procedure when the eyebrow specialist decided to change the shape of the eyebrow dramatically. It is also worth mentioning that the “specialist” did not know how to or chose not to apply natural colors to enhance the client’s features and cultivate a 3D appearance. After that we see how the dermablading started to fade and how it absolutely destroyed the natural shape of the eyebrow.

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after microblading, client was unhappy with the shape

As time went on, the client started to clean up her own eyebrow in order to match the appearance of the permanent eyebrow created for her. And when the dermablading faded and she stopped matching the brow, the client realized that only half of the eyebrow was left.

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Choosing a Specialist

  1. The shape of the eyebrow is crucial, especially in microblading. The eyebrow specialist should make shaping the brow her number one priority over the color and the hair stroke. Consider the latter two secondary concerns.
  2. Pick someone who knows how long it truly takes to restore a shape. The process takes anywhere from 4-6 months to fully restore the shape of the brow in cases where the brow needs to be drastically repaired. Making this not only a time-consuming process but also a pricey one as well.
  3. Choose quality before price. $100-$200 microblading procedures boast to give amazing results. However, low cost specialists do the procedures with less care and the necessary expertise.

Although microblading procedures can be pricey, you pay for the quality of work that is desired.

Remember…

When it comes to choosing a specialist to work on your face, be very careful and selective with whom you will entrust with your look!

Achieving natural and beautiful eyebrows takes time, patience and dedication. It’s a process that requires a certain area of expertise, a level of understanding on how the hair works, moves and grows.

You learn more about the importance trust in eyebrow procedures, the proper eyebrow shape for each face shape in my blog.

Want to learn more about our amazing eyebrows services? Email us at veyebrow@gmail.com.

You can also learn more about our products and services by visiting our website at vavarabrows.com.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram at @varvarabrows to see our amazing work and to stay in the know on all things eyebrows!

 

The Best Eyebrows For Your Face Shape

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Like haircuts, when it comes to eyebrows, all shapes do not fit one size. While getting perfect eyebrows depend on a number of factors, what it really boils down to is matching your eyebrows with the dimensions of your face.

Knowing what brows look best for your face shape and how to properly shape them, will not only emphasize your best features and make you look younger, but they’ll also build your confidence and deter the use of unnecessary makeup.

But how do you deter what brows go with what face? Don’t worry, we’ve got you’ve covered. Check out our list of the best eyebrows shape for each face out there, so you can find your dream, golden arches.

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When it comes to square faces, the jaw line is the strongest feature. Therefore, it’s priority to balance a strong jaw with a strong brow, or to soften the appearance of the jaw
with soft curves. Angled brows, for example do a great job at creating this balance.

When getting your brows done, or a thicker stronger colors and shape with balance. Think Robin Wright.
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Round Faces

As mentioned in the name, round faces create a rounded, more widened look, and the last thing you need is for your brows to make your face look any rounder.

To give your face a longer look, create a higher arch and stay away from arches that have a more rounded look. Think Kate Upton.

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Oblong Faces

Opposite of the round face, the oblong face appears to long in length, therefore the idea eyebrow look will be take make the face appear shorter. To achieve this look, aim for a brow that has more of a flat look (not to high of an arch, but not a extremely low arch). Creating a flat look will give balance to your face and make the jaw line appear smaller. Think Jennifer Connolly. 

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Heart Faces

Heart faces have a lot of curves, especially near the jaw area. To balance the shape of the jawline and to feature your beautiful heart shape, it’s best to round out your eyebrows. In doing so, you’ll achieve a beautiful natural look that creates a very soft and elegant look. Think Reese Witherspoon.
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Diamond Faces

Diamond faces have sharp angles at the highest peak of their faces; the cheek bones. The goal with diamond faces is to make the face appear less wide.

To do so, curve the eyebrow and it’s widest point, to make the face appear more slender. Think Halle Berry.

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Oval Faces

The Oval face is one of the most universal shapes and can virtually handle any eyebrow shape. However, be mindful that because the face is already oval, you want to stray away from brows that will make your face look more rounded. 

Soft angled eyebrows are idea in creating a soft balance and bringing out your best features. Think Jessica Alba.

 

Want to learn more about our amazing eyebrows services? Contact us and we will be happy to help!

You can also learn more about our products and services by visiting our website at vavarabrows.com.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram at @varvarabrows to see our amazing work and to stay in the know on all things eyebrows!

Eyebrow Trends Around the World

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When we think of eyebrows, we think of beautifully shaped and thick arches. While some have been born with perfect furry caterpillars, some are unfortunately still praying to the eyebrow gods for theirs to grow in. In the meantime, we are left with certain methods such as 3D microblading and brow penciling. Take a look below at some of the eyebrow shapes trending around the world. Maybe you can adopt one of these styles that works best for your unique features and complete the look you’ve always wanted.

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Shaggy eyebrow look

Number 1: Western Europe

The feathered look is found mostly in Western Europe. It gives off an effortlessly chic vibe. These feathered brows are simply combed up and out with a few short strokes of brow powder and topped off with brow gel.

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Middle Eastern well-defined eyebrows focus all the attention to the eyes

Number 2: Middle East and Eastern Europe

Traveling East, we will find more of the bold and angular type brow. In the Middle East, the eyes play an important role as the focal point of the face, and therefore, the eyebrows must stand out. This look is also very popular on Instagram among makeup artists.

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Korean eyebrow shaping with a straighter look

Number 3: Korea

In Korea, you will see that majority of the population is obsessed with straight brows. This trend has been going on for over five years and is still an ongoing style today. The straight brow look simulates that youthful look we’re all yearning to keep forever.

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Beach eyebrows from down under

Number 4: Australia

A trend that most likely started in Australia and is making its way to Europe, the “beach” eyebrow consists of lightening the shade of your eyebrows without bleaching them. The key to achieving this look is to comb your brows with eye primer to coat the hairs and then fill in with a brow pencil that’s a shade lighter than your hair.