Recently, my local Benefit counter at Macy’s in the Dayton mall had an event to launch their new “Their Real” mascara. I got a chance to try out the new mascara (and yes it walked him with me). But the exciting thing for me was learning about Benefit and experiencing their signature service: Brow Mapping at their Brow Bar.
And thus I was introduced to Paige (who’s easily one of the most polished and gorgeous women I’ve ever had work on my brows). I’ll admit – I felt like I was cheating on my usual aesthetician with Paige. But I wanted to know how this service was different. What makes brow mapping special?
|Paige applying "Guides"|
Unlike other brows services that reference the eyeball as the starting point for the eyebrow or stencils that only give you a standard shape, a Benefit aesthetician uses two points to create a line to guide where to tweeze or wax in order to custom frame your face. The common reference point on where to start the line is the nose.
- Marking the inner part of the brow – the line you draw should run straight up from the outer corner of your nose.
- Determining where to arch your brow – The top of your arch should be an angle connecting the outer edge of your nose through the outer edge of your iris. Note: You have to be looking straight ahead for this to work.
- Where the brow should end – Your brow should end where the line from your nose extends through the outer edge of your eye shape and hits the brow.
|Scary Guides Filled In|
I would recommend everyone try out the Benefit Brow Bar at least once. The cost is a little more steep than at my local salon ( around $22). But you will get to ask anything you want and get a very good educational service. Plus the entire Benefit line of cosmetics is there as well to assist you in finding the correct products to attend your brows.