This is another blog post for one of my super sweet Twitter followers (@MissClareLW) who very kindly compliments my brows. I posted a Face of the Day pic on twitter recently with only my brows and some lipgloss on. This pic lead to an agreement that I would blog about my basic brow routine. I am very flattered at the kind comments I get on my brows and although it is not anything spectacular, I hope that you will enjoy it.
I like many have over plucked brows in the past. This has resulted in them being quite thin and sparse in place. I do very often however go out without any product on my brows once they have been freshly threaded. I get this done at least every 4 weeks. You have probably heard that brows frame the face and I have to agree. Even as a glasses wearer, my brows add that little bit extra to my plain face.
There are 2 ways that I ‘wear my brows’. With nothing at all, just a quick brush through or with a pencil and some powder. Below are the steps I take to achieve my natural looking brow, with minimal effort!
Following the numbered pictures above:
- My naked brow 🙂
- Using a brow brush/ comb/ wand follow the direction of the hair and brush accordingly.
- Take a brow pencil (make sure it is sharpened) or a brow coloured gel line and draw a line underneath your brows to define them. The pencil pictured is MAC Eyebrows in Spiked. It is a mechanical pencil that you twist to use.
- Find a eyebrow powder (preferably matt) that is a shade lighter of your hair colour. I would never recommend using black as it can appear too harsh. This is only my opinion. If you dye your hair still go for a colour that compliments or is lighter than your natural hair colour. A flat or angled brush is ideal for this step.
- The colour I use is MAC in Cross Cultural. Start at the end or ‘tail’ of the brow and fill it in. From the middle to end should be the darkest. Use gentle strokes and pick up a little product. Run it through the brows where you can see gaps. Work your way to the front and decide on the shape you want. Some like a rounded look or a square finish. I tend to go for the latter. When I want a more natural finish I use the brow wand to take some of the powder from the front for a faded finish. Again down to preference.
- I then use a wash of colour all over my eye in a shade that is my skin tone or a little lighter.
- My go to colour is MAC Texture. It has a velvet finish with gold shimmer- gorgeous!
- I LOVE the highlighted brow look and even without the above, I do not skip this step. Place the product under the highest point or arch and blend down to make them brows stand out. Colour here is NYX Vanilla Sky. I also love MAC Arena and Too Faced Honey Pot.
- Voila! Natural looking more defined brows.
Some other notable mentions and tips!
- If you are in-between threading or waxing trips and have hair to conceal under the brow, use concealer for a cleaner, sharper look! This looks nice under the brows but I know some people are fond of using concealer all around the brow.
- Made the brows too dark? Take your wand or brush and go over the brows. This should pick up excess product and you can repeat this until your comfortable.
- Be adventurous with your highlight colour. Whilst golds and creams etc look great on dark skin tones, it doesn’t mean it won’t on other tones. Try out different ones until you find the one that makes your brows stand out.
- Try and balance out your look. If you’re not a big make-up wearer like me doing your brows alone can sometimes seem like they are the most defined feature on the face. Balance it out with a gorgeous lipstick or gloss. Instant make-up without the full make-up!
- The brows should start straight up from the edge of your nose. Use the brush to help you find this if unsure. It should end at the corner of the eye. Again the brush is great for lining up.
- Try to keep your brows natural shape and don’t force an arch if there isn’t one there. The shape you have is likely to be the most flattering on your face. If not sure have a beautician shape them and then keep this up!
Hope I have inspired you to try something new. I would love to hear how you do your brows. Let me know and send pics!
Besos! TBH! xoxo
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