How To: Beautiful Brows!

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This topic is one that I have been waiting years to tackle because for the longest time I HATED my eyebrows. When I was in high school people would ask, “Do you do that to your brows on purpose or was it a mistake?” Then I’d have to look at them and ask, “Why would I do this to myself?!!” My natural brows have always been thin, sparse and I’ve never grown a tail to them. Just overall pathetic. It wasn’t until I met a self-proclaimed ‘Browologist” when I went to university that I saw their potential. He taught me how to shape them and fill them in a way that was flattering for my face shape. I know some of you out there need some guidance so here I am to save the day! <—or at least help a little. Let’s jump right in!

1st: You have to make sure your eyebrows are properly groomed. Major Key!! If you have any stray hairs, remove them in a way that you feel most comfortable. Now brush your brows upward.

 

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Next, using a brow pencil, draw a soft line underneath the brows to add definition like so and make sure it’s very light at the very beginning of the brow. I like to use a color that’s about 2 shades lighter than my natural hair color…

 

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Then draw a soft line on the top of the brow still being careful not to use too much product, keeping in mind the front of the brow should have the least amount of product…

 

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Lightly fill in the space between the lines. I typically start about a third of the way back from the beginning of the brow. I like the faded/ombre look but if you prefer to go heavier, feel free!

 

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Ok, lets add the tail! Draw a line from the arch of the brow to the point where you want you brow to end. I tend to use the Anastasia Steele method, putting the pencil at the outer corner of my nostril and outer edge of my eye to see where the end of the tail should be but, you can end them where ever you like. This is also where you decide how high you want your arch, how low, how pointy or rounded. I like a slight arch, myself nothing too dramatic or drastic. I find other shapes look overly harsh on my face. I also like to switch to a darker brow pencil because since there is not hair there (thanks Dad…) the contrast of product on hair vs. product on skin is much less apparent and gives, what I think is a more natural look on people who have less hair.

 

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Looking good so far! Now I draw a slightly rounded line from the top of my brow to the end of the tail would be. This gives me a shape and I can add or remove product as needed.

 

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Woo!! Its coming together! Fill in the space that’s left with the brow pencil and were almost done!

 

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There you have it! Brows that anyone would be proud of! You could stop here and call it done, but I like a more natural look so I’m now going to brush through the brows with a spoolie to soften the look and blend the product with my hair and remove any excess product which can make your brows look too heavy, in my opinion.

 

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After this step, you can fix any areas where you may have wiped too much product away and make any little adjustments you might need. I usually back to the beginning of my brow and add a bit more color to the front of it so the gap between my brows is roughly an inch. Bringing the inner portions of the brows slightly closer together also makes your nose seem a bit slimmer too! Bonus!

 

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As the last part of my clean up, I get a concealer about a shade or 2 lighter than my skin and I use it to highlight underneath my brows and to clean up the arch so I get a nicely defined look. Please make sure you BLEND YOUR CONCEALER!! Major Key to success right here! I also to feel the need to highlight above my brow, but if you choose to, I suggest using a concealer that matches your skin since that area of the face tend to be darker naturally and anything too light could look ashy.

But there you have it! Flawless natural brows! For my brows I used the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Granite (for the tail). Also, for the “clean up” is used the Pro Conceal and Correct Palette from MAC in Dark (NC45). You can use what ever products you want as long as you follow the technique! I hope this was helpful to you and let me know what your favorite brow products are!

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