Get flattering eye brows you deserve!
I’ve been asked countless times about my eye brows and how I do them. But despite coming up with three videos, I feel like a more detailed, step by step, spoon-feeding of information is needed.
I know that we all want beautiful eye brows, but before we start, let me just say that it’s not instant. It takes practice. Trust me, I’ve had my bad days and I always cringe when I see photos of myself in the past.
So, I suggest that after reading this post and watching my videos on the subject, you will practice and see what works for you! Don’t try to follow other women’s eye brows because we are individuals and our eye brows are unique to us. What you need to do is figure out what complements our face or the look you are going for.
The following are the products you will need to create a natural looking and defined eyebrows:
- Eye Brow Cake
- Eye Brow Pencil
- Eye brow Tint/Clear mascara
- Angled eye brow brush
- Precise concealer brush
- Concealer that’s 2 shades lighter than your skin tone
I will be listing down the important points to remember when purchasing products for your eyebrows:
Eye brow Cake
- Eye shadows can be used to fill in the eye brows, but they have to be matte. The important thing to consider is the shade. It should be a shade lighter than your hair and matches your skin tone.
- Avoid warm browns (with red undertones) because this makes eye brows look unnatural, even if you have red hair. Stick to neutral or cool-toned browns.
- I prefer using in2it eye brow cake and the ELF eye brow kit in light because they have the safest browns. Not only that, the in2it one has three variations, so you can never go wrong.
Eye brow Pencil
- Eye brow pencils are the quickest solution to your brow problems. They’re easy to use and readily usable.
- The difference between an eye brow pencil and a regular one is the hardness of the lead. It has a harder lead, If it’s not, it will smudge and look very obvious on your brows.
- Once again, avoid reddish browns like the San San eye brow pencil in no. 02 (swatch above) I really like the one in no. 03 because it’s neutral enough for my hair color. I also consider it to be a safe shade for most.
Eye brow Tint/Clear mascara
- These are used to set the hair on our eye brows in place.
- The brow tint has color to it and is preferable for colored hair, to match the over-all look. I personally like eye brow tints over clear mascara because I have half brows and colored hair. It helps avoid making my filled in brows look drawn in.
- If you have full brows but light-colored hair (hair dye), you might want to invest on a brow tint to soften the look and pull everything together. This is also a great alternative to dyeing your brows.
- Eye brow tints are also great for looks for photo shoots and television because it prevents the brows from overpowering the face and eye makeup.
- If you have natural hair and full eye brows, go for the clear mascara.
Angled Eye brow Brush
- Go for a thinner, stiffer, more angled angle brush because it makes filling in the eye brows a lot more controlled and hassle-free.
- The angled brush from the DollFace Cosmetics 12-pc brush set is a great option. The Marrionnaud N38 is great for thicker eye brows. You can also check out more from the higher end brands.
- Try to bend the spoolie at an angle to make it easier to brush out the eye brows.
- Any spoolie will do, pick whichever your comfortable with.
Precise Concealer Brush
- Choose a synthetic brush that’s flat and a little stiff to apply the concealer precisely on your eye brows.
- You can use any size of concealer brush, but a smaller one is easier to use on the eye brows.
Now, I’ll be sharing a few tips when doing your eye brows. For a full tutorial on my current eye brow routine, just watch my video.
These are the step-by-step instructions that I can recommend to you when you are filling in your eye brows. Obviously, they must be groomed and shaped already.
- Start filling in the bottom part of your eye brows with a slightly darker shade of powder because this is where you want the most definition. You can define it even more by using a damp angled brush.
- Next, outline the upper part of the eye brows towards the tip with the proper shade of brown for your eye brows. This will be your guide when filling in the inside part.
- Without getting any more product, use the same darker brown to fill in the outer half of the brows in an upward motion, if you’re in a hurry, you can use straight feathery strokes.
- With a lighter brown, fill in half of the inner part of the brows using the angled brush in an upward motion.
- With a spoolie blend out the product even more and towards the inner part of your brows.
- Using an eyebrow pencil, if needed, use feathery strokes to further define the brows. You can also use the pencil instead of outlining the upper and lower part of the brows with an angled brush and dark powder.
- Use the spoolie to brush the hair upwards.
- Apply the clear mascara/brow tint over the brows lightly and blend out.
- Using a concealer brush, get a light colored concealer and delicately apply this underneath the brows, towards the tip, as well as the upper part of the brows. This will further define the tail of the brows and clean up any mess. A lighter concealer highlights at the same time making the brows look more lifted.
That’s it for this post. I hope I have answered all your questions. For further reference, I will list down the products I recommend using for this based on my personal experience. Feel free to do your own research or use products you are comfortable with.
- San San eye brow pencil in no. 03
- Original Ever Bilena eye brow pencil
- ELF eye brow kit in “Light”
- in2it eye brow cake
- Wet n’ Wild eye brow kit
- Allue Hair mascara in Gold
- Etude House brow set
- MAC brow set
Thanks for taking the time to read this post and I hope this is helpful enough for you to start practicing doing your own brows. For any more questions, feel free to tweet or post it on my public page, just so I can reply to it a lot faster.
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