One of the things most commented on after I have done a clients makeup is their eyebrows. Either “I have eyebrows!” or “I wish I could get my eyebrows to look like this ” and also messages afterwards about what products I used to achieve the results. So here’s HOW TO GET AMAZING, FULLER BROWS.
Firstly, anyone over the age of 30 will have probably plucked their eyebrows within an inch of their life.
Who knew eyebrows would be a ‘thing’?
If this is you and you are desperately trying to grow them back here are some tips.
When your brow hairs start to grow back they won’t grow back where you want them, there will be gaps and random hairs here, there and everywhere.
So my best tip and how I got to thicken my shape back up is firstly to master drawing them on/filling them in with product, once you have mastered that and are happy with the size and shape you can then pluck the hairs outside of that shape.
Without product on your brows the fuller shape is unclear and you may have a random hair or two that you would be tempted to pluck out, when in actual fact those hairs are a vital part in your new quest for fuller brows.
My brows are a lot fuller than in the late 90’s and lots of people say I have nice brows but I fill them in EVERYDAY and wouldn’t leave the house without doing so (see pic below)
Measuring your brows
Hold a pencil or makeup brush at the side of your nostril going straight up past the inner corner of your eye this should be where your brow starts.
Keep the end of the pencil/brush next to your nostril and pivot the top to the outside of your eye, this is where your brow should end.
If your natural brows are too short at either or both ends then make sure you extend them when filling them in and only pluck outside the filled in shape.
Holding the pencil once again at the side of your nostril and looking straight ahead into a mirror move the top part of the pencil so it’s at the outside of the coloured part of your eye, this is where the highest part of your arch should be.
Filling in your brows
Pencils, pomades, gels, shadows, waxes where do you start?
My personal favourite for both myself and my clients is Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow powder duo. Personally I have the shade medium brown (pic right) which has two shades a lighter and darker, both very flattering and means you can get a realistic effect.
Professionally I have the pro palette (pic left) which contains the whole shade range, I find the range extremely universal and love the palette for mixing different shades and depths.
For my own eyebrows I use the Anastasia brush that came in a starter kit however on clients I use a M.A.C 266 angled brush, on clients I also set brows in place with a clear brow gel.
Carving your brows
This is a step that some of you may do daily and some of you have probably never heard of.
This is where concealer is used to sharpen the line of the brows to give a very crisp line and further define the shape. This also corrects any powder that has blurred/smudged outside of the desired shape.
Any concealer will do, my favourites are MAC pro longwear and Nars radiant creamy concealer. You do need one that is good coverage and that sets to a matte finish. Usually a shade that is a few shades lighter than your foundation is used to give a highlighted lifted look.
On the more dramatic looks this is created using the lightest shade to give a strong highlight effect and allow coloured eyeshadows to be super intense.
Carving the brows is a step I do in professional makeup every time but not something I do on myself daily (purely out of time restraints/laziness), if I was wearing a full makeup and going out I would take a little more time to do this as it does make quite a difference.
Is this something you will try?
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