Brows that are drawn as pencil-thin, overly sparse, strongly arched, or too heavy or thick can make you look older than you really are,” says Juliet Ibueachu, a make-up expert.
What’s your attraction to make-up as a vocation?
Ever since I have known the use of a mirror, I have taken a likening to a good face. I could spend hours in front of one and not be fed up if not interrupted.
As time went on, I became conscious of how best to make one’s face look good and admirable and I guess, I just get better by each passing day. My interest thereby grew in it even when I could call it unconsciously.
I would not pass by anyone without noticing the particular way by which she has made her face. I found fault easily on what ladies do to their faces such that I became a critic to some people. It was when I began to apply makeup on my friends and siblings and close associates that I got to the conclusion that I could make a living out of this said hobby.
How would you rate Nigerian women in this area as an expert?
I would say, so far, Nigerian women are coming up well. But I would insist that there are still many who need to learn more about the etiquettes of make-up. Many still commit the error of not applying their make-up on freshly washed and moisturised faces and many don’t use a foundation that matches their skin tone exactly. This is wrong and often spoils their effort.
On eyebrows, a lot of fashion faux paux is daily committed. It is very important to know your face shape so it serves as a guide for eyebrow filing and shaping. Many draw their eyebrows with red, wine and other colours other than brown and dark brown; this is horrifying and lousy.
Brows that are drawn as pencil-thin, overly sparse, strongly arched, or too heavy or thick can make you look older than you really are.
If you’re at a loss on what to do for your brows, make an appointment with a brow specialist, who can guide you to the right brow shape and show you effective grooming techniques. Every woman needs a make-up specialist.