We’ve all been there, when our brows look either like 2 thin arched lines, or like huge caterpillars. But how do we perfect ‘The Brows’?
Step 1: The Best Beginning Eyebrow Product! It’s all about the product and colour. If you’d rather a pencil, pomade, or even a powder, you really need to pick the right one. Choose a shade that is at least 1-2 shades lighter if you have brown or black hair. If you have blonde or light brown hair go for a shade 1-2 shades darker than your hair. I started years ago doing my brows with the ‘Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil’ and I would recommend this to any novice, starting to shape or define their brows, as the price point is so low you can really play around with learning what eyebrow shape you want to create without it breaking the bank. Some people I’ve introduced this to, have never stopped using it and would never venture away from it, so you know its a great product if people want to stand by it for years!
Step 2: Out With The Old And In With The New! When you step up your brow game, you might need to step up your brow product. I upgraded to the ‘Anastasia Beverly Hills: Dipbrow Pomade’. If you don’t have any brows at all this product is perfect for creating great looking brows and if you already have Brooke Shield brows this is perfect for all! And it’s waterproof! It doesn’t come with an applicator and as it’s a cream/gel formula you need something to apply it with. I use the ‘Brush 12-Dual Ended Firm Angled Brush’ from the same brand. The brush side is thin and small so you can be precise and have full control when applying product, and since it’s a dual ended brush you get a ‘spoolie’ (mascara wand) on the other side to brush the brow hairs to help groom and make the defining process a lot easier!
Step 3: Application! Always use the smallest of strokes and product. The lightest hand is always key! Start sketching out your brows with the faintest of lines at the bottom of the brow just so you know where to apply product, and just use small, short strokes up the beginning and throughout the brow. Slow and steady always wins! Remember to focus the product and definition towards the upper part of the brow, as you want your brows to look as uplifting as possible and not weighing your face down. You don’t want to compromise any of your eyelid space as it gives you a youthful illusion. That’s why people highlight the bottom of their brows to make them have the uplifting youthful effect.
Step 4: Finishing the look! I never use concealer around the brows to perfect the shape. I just find it looks too much and not natural looking. Some people do, there’s no right or wrong but I’d probably say the concealer step can complicate the whole eyebrow technique. So for me, I don’t conceal around the brows. But one thing I always do, is use a brow gel at then end. My favourite is the ‘Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Brow Gel’ as it comes with a tiny brush so you won’t make any mistakes. The eyebrow gel contains tiny microfibers that adhere to the skin and hairs creating the natural looking fullness and definition. Even if your brow hairs are sparse, this gel really does the job!
Price of products listed above: Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil: £3.29 ($8.17), Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade: £19 ($18), Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush 12-Dual Ended Firm Angled Brush £18 ($18) You can buy both as part of a bundle for £29 ($28) directly from their website. Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel £21.50 ($24).
Comment below what your favourite brow technique is!