How to perfect your eyebrows
By Hannah Lisa Makeup, Sep 20 2015 11:44AM
An easy thing to forget when doing your makeup, is your brows. They are, however, so important- they frame your face and can easily take 10 years off you when done right. I’ve always had extremely thin brows so I know first-hand how much it can affect your face and over-all makeup.
People may shy away from filling in their brows simply because they don’t know how, so here, I’m going give you a quick run through to show just how easy it is!
What you’ll need
Brow powder – when picking the shade, choose a colour that’s very close to your hair colour. The girls at the Anastasia salon in downtown Dubai are extremely helpful and will give you a hand picking your shade, and I love their brow powder duo!
Angled brush – makeup forevers 262 brush is my favourite. It’s really fine so you can be extremely precise with it.
Brow pencil – try Guerlain’s ‘the brow pencil’. It’s a dual ended product which has the pencil on one end and a brush on the other. Use the brush to blend the product in and tame unruly hairs.
Highlighter – Benefits ‘high-brow’ is ideal. You just draw the product straight on a blend slightly with you finger! Easy.
Brow gel/wax (optional) – Not everyone needs this step. It’s only really needed for those who have long and/or thick eyebrows. If you have very fine or sparse hairs it’s unnecessary! If you do need one, try the NARS clear brow gel. It smooths hairs into place and keeps them there without any need for extra colour.
What to do
Step 1 - Using the angled brush dipped in a small amount of brow powder, mark the shape of the brow.
• Align your brush vertically with the outer corner of the nose. Where the brush meets the brow is where the brow should start.
• Keep the brush in the same position at the base of the nose, move the top so it crosses your pupil. This is where your brow should arch (be the highest).
• The end of the brow should be when the brush is in line with the outer corner of the eye.
Step 2 – fill in the shape of the brow using the powder and the angled brush
Step 3 – define the brow using the brow pencil and use the brush to blend the colour. Apply in small ‘hair strokes’ to keep it natural.
Step 4 – Highlight the brow bone by taking the pencil directly along the bottom of your brows (where the colour stops)
Step 5 – Set the brows with a clear gel or wax (if needed!)
Tips and tricks
• Be careful of harsh lines. Add a little bit of product at a time and build it up
• If you go over-board, use a q-tip to remove the mistake and dab a bit of concealer to re-blend with your base.
• You can use stencils to perfect step 2. Stencils are widely available in stores like Sephora!
• Keep the beginning of your brows slightly lighter that the rest for an airbrushed look.