My eyebrows have been a struggle for years. I over-plucked them when I was younger and they have never been the same. However, I started going to a “brow specialist” that has completely saved my brows. She re-shaped my brows and showed me how to fill them in. So, I thought I would share what I learned.
HOW TO SHAPE:
1 – An easy way to find where your brows should begin is to hold a makeup brush or pencil along the side of your nose.
2 – Turn the pencil at an angle (angled towards the very center of your eye). This is where your arch should be.
3 – Now angle the pencil towards the very outside of your eye. This is where your eyebrow should end.
HOW TO FILL IN:
Honestly, some days I just draw a few hair-like lines to the sparse areas and call it a day. However, my brow-stylist showed me a technique that I use when I have time and want my brows to look their best.
My natural brows do not begin where they should. So, to fill in this area (area 1 in the diagram) I lightly apply my brow pencil in a CIRCULAR motion. The circular motion combined with a light hand makes the inner part of my eyebrows appear very natural. In my opinion, a dead giveaway of a fake eyebrow is when the beginning of your brows are a very harsh straight line.
To fill in the rest of my brows, I draw a very light outline on the top and bottom of my brow to define the shape. I then apply very quick, small strokes to fill in any sparse areas. I never used to outline my brows, but I have found that it makes them look more clean and defined. The trick here is to again use a light hand so that the lines on the top and bottom of your brows are not too dark.
My favorite product to use to fill in my brows is this pencil from Anastasia of Beverly Hills. I mean, she IS the queen of eyebrows. I use the shade Soft Brown, but my brow stylist actually recommends that I use the shade Taupe. In fact, she says that she uses the shade Taupe on most of her clients.
A cheaper alternative is this one from L’Oreal (I use the shade Brunette). I really like that both of these pencils include a pencil on one and a spooly on the other end. Once I am done filling in my brows, I will run the spooly through them to really blend the product out. If I am feeling extra fancy, I will then use a brow gel to keep everything in place. My favorite clear brow gel is this one from Anastasia of Beverly Hills. My favorite tinted brow gel is this one from Benefit Cosmetics. (You can also spray hair spray onto a spooly and use that to hold your brow hairs in place).
I hope y’all enjoyed this post,
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