“Defined brows make you look more polished.” – Bobbi Brown
May I just start by saying how true the above statement is? I don’t think I can stress this point enough. It’s almost an obsession. I almost always look at women’s eyebrows whenever I look at their face. It’s probably the thing I’m most vain about when it comes to my face. I hate have overgrown eyebrows, new growth irks me, and if they’re done too thin or too thick I flinch.
Not to blow my own trumpet, but I always get questions from lovely readers and friends who tell me that my eyebrows always look on point. Truth is, this is not always the case. I make an effort to make them look good. I though, why not share how I fill in my eyebrows because I do have a couple of tips and tricks that may help you.
What you’ll need:
1. Eyeshadow – NYX Cosmetics
2. Concealer – Black Opal (Our Price – Prestige Plaza)
3. Eyeshadow brush
4. Eyebrow pencil – MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Spiked
5. Concealer brush
Here’s how I fill in my brows:
Step 1: Brush The Eyebrows
Okay, I’ve cheated a little and worn a little concealer and powder, but as you can see in the picture above my eyebrows are not filled in. As you can tell, one eyebrow is thicker than the other, and I have a few new sprouts of hair. *flinches*
I always start by brushing my brows with a spooley just to arrange them in the direction the grow to make it easier to fill them in.
Step 2: Outline the Eyebrows
I always start by outlining the lower arch of my brow, followed by the upper arch. I make sure to follow the natural shape of my brow as this makes it much easier to outline it.
Step 3: Create hair-like strokes within the brow
Draw strokes that mimic eyebrow hairs inside the brows. I usually create hair-like strokes and fill in the areas with sparse hair. This makes the brow look fuller. I also make sure to not get too heavy handed. My natural brows are not dark, so drawing them in too dark makes them look unnatural and fake.
Step 4: Blend the product into the brows
Blending the product with the spooley helps to spread the product evenly throughout the brows. This makes it look more even and less stark.
Step 5: Sculpt the brow
Ever since I started using concealer to sculpt my lower brow arch, it’s never been the same. Guys, this is definitely the step that makes you look like you got your brows done by a makeup artist. It is so essential for me. Don’t think I’d ever not do my brows without sculpting with concealer. It’s that important.
In this step, I just pick a little concealer with the concealer brush and trace the concealer around the lower arch of the brow. This makes all the difference. It creates the illusion of a freshly-plucked/tweezed/threaded brow, something I’m absolutely obsessed with. I also use a concealer that’s half a or a full shade lighter than my skin tone, just to give even more definition.
Step 6: Blend the Concealer
Blend the concealer to eliminate any harsh lines.
Notice the difference between the ‘done’ and ‘undone’ brows?
Step 7: Set the concealer using an eyeshadow/setting powder
Setting the concealer helps to keep it in place all day. It also acts as a brow bone highlight, making them look even more polished and defined.
Step 8: Repeat process with the other brow
Step 9: DONE!
Once I’m done with my brows, I proceed to finish with the rest of my face.
Simple makeup for a simple day.
I really hope this helps!
Have a super weekend.
“You must never under-estimate the power of the eyebrow.” – Jack Black