Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia wasn’t just a catwalk for the latest threads but also the latest makeup looks, hairstyles and even eyebrows! Veet, one of Australia’s leading depilatories expert, and acclaimed Hollywood eyebrow stylist to the stars, Tonya Crooks, unveiled the ‘2012 Brow’ at this year’s fashion week.
The ‘2012 Brow’
Developed by Veet and Tonya Crooks to celebrate the launch of Veet’s new High Precision Facial Wax for Sensitive Skin, this year’s statement brow is a bigger, thicker and stronger version of the brow trends showcased in the past. Creating a focal point of the face, the ‘2012 Brow’ is thick, yet feminine, and perfectly groomed to form a well-defined shape and a gorgeous, lifted arch. This on trend brow can be pencilled and darkened to complement the fairest or darkest of skin and hair tones.
Launched in April 2012, Veet’s High Precision Facial Wax is Veet’s latest, innovative facial waxing product, which has been designed with sensitive skin in mind to care not only for the eyebrows, but also the upper lip and chin, during the hair removal process. Enriched with Almond Oil, the dermatologically tested formula is both dye and fragrance free and helps ensure silky smooth skin.
Veet’s High Precision Facial Wax is priced at RRP $12.99 and is available from leading supermarkets, pharmacies and independent retailers nationwide.
We spoke to The Brow Gal, Tonya Crooks, about the perfect brow, why they are so important and which Hollywood star has the best (and worst) set…
You are known for creating the ‘perfect brows’, how did you get started?
I am an artist at heart and see aesthetics a little differently. I started in the industry doing make-up on models in Europe and noticed that there was only so much you could do to correct their bad eyebrows with make-up and photo shop. So I taught myself how to correct bad eyebrows and really shape each set of brows to each person’s unique facial structure.
Why are brows so important?
Brows really shape your face and are an accessory in their own right to each persons unique style.
Can brows change someone’s face?
Absolutely. People are astonished when they see the difference in their brows after a time or two in my chair. I really want every person to be empowered to do their brows at home and feel that difference on a daily basis.
Are there different brows for different faces? If so, how does one know which brow style would suit their face?
There is an arc an arch and a straight brow. The way to find out is to go back to old pictures of you when you were a child. Look at what your brows look like when you were young, what you were born with before you started to mess with them. It is all based on facial muscle movement.
What’s the latest brow trends?
The general public are finally catching on that fuller, thicker brows are the growing trend. The runways are amplifying this feature and it is creating the awareness of the average woman to aspire to have thicker brows. This is only going to continue and hold for quite sometime.
What’s the most common brow faux-pas committed?
People over tweeze too much at the inside of the brow. Where people think they have a unibrow and take too much hair out. The second biggest is trying to overarch their brow.
Which celebrity has the best brows?
I would say Megan Fox. I have worked with Megan for several years now and have helped shape them into her iconic look. She too embraces the idea of growing her brows thicker.
And the worst?
Whoopi Goldberg. She doesn’t have any eyebrows.
What is your number one rule for maintaining great brows between the appointments?
Put the wax and tweezers down and let your brows grow. Begin using an eyebrow growth serum and start practicing and becoming savy with pencils and powders to bulk up the size of the brow and perfect any imperfections.
What are the two – three brow tools every girl needs to have?
Professional Tweezers which have a precision tip on them. Small, sharp eyebrow scissors, not curved manicure scissors which are often too dull and will make you get a strange shape. The Veet at home wax, and a good brow pencil that matches your hair color.
How does one find the perfect brow artist without destroying their brows?
Read reviews and make sure you are going to the right person to shape your brows. Ask questions about what they are doing and be clear about what you want as the results. Please avoid the $5 threading places that are popping up on every corner!
Who would get your vote for best brows?
My vote(s) go to Cosmo Beauty Editor Leigh Campbell and Actress Lily Collins.