Written by A Wild Dove | Photographed by Eric White
If eyebrows are having a moment (which they clearly are), then Jimena Garcia is at the helm of the movement. The expert is famous for her clean lines and perfect form, having honed the brows of everyone from Hollywood’s hottest celebs to New York’s top editors. It doesn’t hurt that Garcia, herself, is fabulous in her own right. A citizen of the world, she is super chic, cool and just gets it. We couldn’t wait to hop on her table at luxe nailcare studio tenoverten, where she drops in every 2 weeks to see her New York clients. Garcia’s philosophy is one of keeping the browline unique to each woman as opposed to setting a universal standard.. She can read your face in an instant and know exactly what sort of shape will make you look fresh, youthful and at your best. And to say she’s obsessed with brows...well, is an understatement. “I love the structure and form of them,” said Garcia. “I love how everything makes a difference. One little hair can completely change the shape and the attitude of someone’s face.” So true!
Like most women, we went in with the goal of growing out our brows. Think Brooke Shields. She shaped them, added a vegetable dye, which is basically like a gloss for the brows to give them a little oomph, and told us to give them time to grow and to come back in two months. We were instantly hooked at her magic. We felt like we had an entirely new look. We felt cooler, younger. And while Garcia admits that a full brow is the key to a youthful appearance, it’s important to keep the shape in check. “It’s great everyone going for big full brow, but there’s an art to it,” she said. “It’s very important to have an organized mess, otherwise you look totally unkept. That can look good on a certain person but not all of us.”
But of course, we’d be remiss not to undergo a little brow maintenance between Jimena sessions. To keep our brows looking great in and out of her care, these are our must have’s:
We start by filling in our brow line with Anastasia Perfect Brow in Dark Brown. This dual-function pencil has a velvety tip on one end and a built-in brow brush on the other.
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