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Brows before Bros!

  • Published at 08:57 pm June 16th, 2016
Brows before Bros!

Eyelashes and eyebrows are two things that I always feel pull together any make-up look. Everything just sort of looks alien without them. Fill in your brows and pop some lashes on and viola! you look like a million bucks! Eyebrows are extremely essential to me. Starting from grooming them properly to shaping them into perfection, it’s a sensitive part of your makeover and a little always goes a long way. It’s necessary for you to understand a few things before you start your eyebrow journey, A) Don’t allow the parlour ladies to thread your eyebrow too thin. They usually ALWAYS end up doing that and it looks very unnatural sometimes. B) Allow your eyebrow to take its own shape. Don’t try to force an arch or shape onto it that it won’t naturally take up. These are very prominent and anything unnatural will look extremely weird. C) The trick is to comb the inner 2/3 as wide as possible and slowly arch into a beautiful thin line towards the end. D) NEVER use a black pencil or powder because it will look too dark and your eyebrows will end up looking like permanent marker doodles. E) Try to match the shade as close to your original hair colour for best results. Always use whatever product (pencil, pomade, powder, etc) LIGHT HANDEDLY. Don’t lose patience. Please. You want this to blend into your makeover as nicely and naturally as possible. Grooming

I don’t do super drawn in and carved out, vividly prominent dark eyebrows. I like to fill them in and shape them as lightly as possible so I use very minimal products and techniques. They’re as simple as four little steps. Step 1: Keep my brows in shape. I make sure I thread them every 2-3 weeks or so and before any makeover if there is any hair sticking out, I’ll quickly grab a tweezer and take care of them. Keeping them in shape always helps a lot and it also cuts my makeover time into half. Step 2: I’ll take a spoolie and brush the hair into place. Sometimes I’ll use a brow gel to brush the wild hairs into place if they aren’t behaving well some days. This helps me visualize the shape I will be drawing in and works as a wonderful guide. Step 3: I use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate very light handedly to draw the outline as you can see in the picture. This can also be done with a sharp eyebrow pencil in a colour close to your hair. Remember to not make the lines too harsh or else it won’t blend in well. Step 4: Blend. Blend. Blend! I take a bit more of the pomade and use my eyebrow brush from Zoeva to very lightly fill in the brows and any sparse area. I go in with a little more pressure towards the outer ends and my arch and very light feather strokes in the inner areas. This ensures that my eyebrows are not looking too fake or tattooed. This is my go to eyebrow routine and it is super simple. Practice always makes perfect and you will soon develop your own go to routine once you get the hang of doing it. Tips 1. For times when you’re not able to keep them in shape and have bits of hair here and there. Follow the above steps. Draw in and fill in your brows as you would normally and naturally do. Then take a small lip brush and dip it into your concealer and carve your brows out. Your highlight bone and above your brows, this will clean out any mess you’ve made and also hide the small hairs making it look like your eyebrows have never been out of shape! 2. Use castor oil on your eyebrows before going to bed every night. It nourishes the hair and helps them grow thicker. 3. For times when you don’t have enough time, take any mascara and wipe as much product as you can off the wand and VERY light brush it along your eyebrows. They will still end up looking groomed enough for you to last the day.