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vintage eyebrow help

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by therizyflapper, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    hello everyone :) i used to get my eyebrows done by this lovely women but she got busy and her work slipped, so i stared to do my own, I'm in love with the 20s and 30s but i really don't want to puck my eyebrows down to nothing to have to redraw them back on. i have thick dark eyebrows that look great when shaped correctly. i was hopping someone knew of some good instruction on how to do vintage style eyebrows without plucking them baled or making them too sharp and harsh. i like a natural look haha i don't like to look shocked all the time haha :) so if anyone could help me what would be amazing :)))))
     
  2. If you don't want to pluck your brows, you can flatten your eyebrows down by using a few layers of soap (or a glue stick), apply concealer/foundation and then redraw your eyebrows back on after you've blended everything out. You can find tutorials on how to do it on YouTube. I'm really bad at redrawing eyebrows so I'm not sure I could help you there, but YouTube should have a lot of tutorials for drawing 1920s eyebrows.
     
  3. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    thank you so much :) that sound like it would work for when i do photo shoots :) i also need something i can be worn everyday :) i have really thick eyebrows and they r dark like people think i use eyebrow pencil already when i don't lol
     
  4. Retro_GI_Jane

    Retro_GI_Jane One of the Regulars

    Eyebrows varied from era to era so once you settle on what shape is best for your facial features, really the best way to shape your own brows at home is to use a stencil. You will use a dark brow pencil to fill in the shape of your would-be-brows and pluck any strays outside of those lines. Much better than free hand (trust me, I learned the hard way and it took a couple of years for my brows to recover!) and once you have your shape down, routine maintenance on strays should be a breeze. Since you said 30s is more your "thing" and that you have naturally thick and full brows, you may not even need pencil after shaping...just use a smudge of vaseline (very 20s/30s!) or clear mascara to hold unruly hairs in place and go!

    I also think this is by far the best vintage brow tutorial I've seen...scans from a vintage magazine. http://beautyisathingofthepast.blogspot.com/search/label/Eyes
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  5. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    omg thank you so much :)very helpful! :) you are the best sweetie! :)
     
  6. what about these pages
    http://laurabromiley.suite101.com/how-to-do-1920s-make-up-eyebrows-and-eyes-a264543

    and

    http://francescarosemua.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/1920s-make-up-hair-preparation-for.html


    I think the secret is doing it in small stages over time and been comfortuble with how you look at each stage and seeing if you want to go closer to the 20's style or not .. I think you could go thinner without looking out of place BTW , Just depends upon how period correct you want to be or how brave you are.
     
  7. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage A-List Customer

  8. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    oh thank you so much deary!! :) these are great!!! hahaha i really need to do my eyebrows hahaha :p thank you so much you are the best!
     
  9. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

  10. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    thank you for all your help everyone, now i just ask one more favor, can anyone find pictures of 1920s eyebrows that aren't too too thin, all the ones i seem to find are like drawn on (i know that was common but i know that wasn't the only look either haha), i really don't want to have to use eyebrow pencil, my eyebrows are naturally thick and dark (sadly hahaha), but my eyebrows shape really good when done right, I really want to have it era correct, but I really really don't want it too thin so I look like my creepy great-aunt hahaha, if anyone can help that would be great!!! :)
     
  11. gosh that's a tall order, .. just joking I take a look in some books for you also asp.
     
  12. Juliet

    Juliet A-List Customer

    These arent' too thin.

    Alla Nazimova
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    Marion Davies
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    Fern Andra
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    Gloria Swanson
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    Constance Talmadge
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    Lucy Doraine
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  13. Retro_GI_Jane

    Retro_GI_Jane One of the Regulars

    Clara Bow had highly defined brows but I don't think I'd consider them thin compared to most women in her era.

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    Dolores Costello
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    Freddie Washington

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  14. Juliet

    Juliet A-List Customer

    Retro_GI_Jane, weren't Clara's eyebrows shaved and drawn in?
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  15. Retro_GI_Jane

    Retro_GI_Jane One of the Regulars

    ^ I have no clue! That would be the first I heard this. Now I'm going to go look it up! LOL

    Edit: Regardless, the photo I posted shows a nice definition, which I know can be attained with some shaping and a pencil; no shaving needed!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  16. The shaved-eyebrows fad really took hold in the early thirties -- Jean Harlow was noted for this, as was Alice Faye in her faux-Harlow phase.
     
  17. Retro_GI_Jane

    Retro_GI_Jane One of the Regulars

  18. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    haha! :p thank you so much deary! :)
     
  19. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    these are lovely! thank you so much! :)
     
  20. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    oh i really like both of these! :) they would fit my face well too! :) thank you so much deary!! :)
     

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