HOW TO GET AMAZING, FULLER BROWS

HOW TO GET AMAZING, FULLER BROWS

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.

HOW TO GET AMAZING, FULLER BROWS

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?

Leave me your comments below

lucie makeup artist

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GET THE LOOK CREATE A NATURAL GOLDEN GLOW

GET THE LOOK CREATE A NATURAL GOLDEN GLOW

After the success of the last Get the look I thought I would break down another look and show you how to GET THE LOOK CREATE A NATURAL GOLDEN GLOW.

GET THE LOOK CREATE A NATURAL GOLDEN GLOW

This makeup look was for a bridesmaid, she has beautiful olive, clear skin and shaped eyebrows, so my job was made so much easier.

With all my bridal looks I tend to suggest more of a “you on a really good day” look, its not about changing features and piling on products, its about enhancing what you already have and I feel this look shows that beautifully.

BEFORE

GET THE LOOK CREATE A NATURAL GOLDEN GLOW

PREP

The skin was prepped with Garnier Micellar water and a light La roche posay moisturiser. Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow was applied to prime the skin and give a soft glow.

BASE

Estee Lauder Doublewear was buffed into the skin to provide a light coverage, just really to even out the skin, Nars radiant creamy concealer was used under the eye to brighten.

Mac mineralize skin finish in Dark golden and Dark deep were used to softly shape and create depth to  the face, Nars Orgasm blush added a touch colour to the cheeks and Mac Global glow added a beautiful golden glow.

EYES

Anastasia brow powder was used to slightly enhance the natural brow and clear brow gel kept them neat and in place.

The eyes were primed with MAC paint pot in soft ochre and Urban decay space cowboy was used across the lid for a subtle shimmer. The outer eye and crease were warmed softly with MAC wedge and cork.

MAC carbon was used along the top and lower lash line to produce a soft smoke, Eldora M109 lashes were added to open the eyes and add a touch of glam and blended in using Illamasqua gel liner.

MAC soft and gentle was used in the inner eye to give a bright eyed look.

LIPS

MAC lip liner in Soar was used to line the lips Bobbi brown pale mauve was added to give a lovely colour and sheen to the lips.

FINISHED LOOK

GET THE LOOK CREATE A NATURAL GOLDEN GLOW

And just to show that there’s no fancy filters and photoshop here’s a close up video of the makeup straight from my phone, excuse the very warm lighting too.

What do you think of this look? What other looks would you like to see?

lucie makeup artist

 

 

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I HAVE FINALLY FOUND MY PERFECT LIPSTICK

Lipstick for myself is something I often struggle with so I can’t tell you how happy I am that I have finally found my perfect lipstick, getting the shade, coverage, tones and consistency right is often difficult.

My daytime look is very natural and my evening look is all about the eyes, I don’t feel comfortable with too much colour on my lips, so for me it’s about looking like my lips on a good day.

Years ago I would only wear a gloss but then after not wearing gloss for a while and trying to go back to it I actually don’t like it, it feels sticky, my hair gets stuck to it and it just doesn’t last.

My lips however are quite dry and I don’t like the feeling of a matte lipstick on my lips at all. So I have always opted for more moisturizing textures and do actually like the YSL volupte shine and have tried a few shades.

My lips naturally have quite a bit of colour so I find if I opt for nudes I end up with that annoying line in your inner lip which is a bit “concealer lips”.

So the hunt was on, but if I’m honest I’d kind of given up and was just wearing cheap and cheerful tinted carmex but being the packaging snob that I am, I wanted something a little nicer to reapply in public.

I know, I know I don’t want much do I?

Anyway one day as I was at the Chanel stand repurchasing my eye gel there was a little wait so I started looking at the lip colours and one seemed a “me” colour so I thought I would give it a try, little did I know how perfect is was going to be for me.

I HAVE FINALLY FOUND MY PERFECT LIPSTICK

So please welcome the Rouge Coco Ultra hydrating lip colour in the shade 434 Mademoiselle, this retails for £28 and for some that might be far too much to pay for a lipstick but if I think of the amount I have spent trying to find the right one, I think its a bargain.

I HAVE FINALLY FOUND MY PERFECT LIPSTICK

 

I’m a sucker for a brand name but the product does have to deliver and it does. It is the perfect shade for my lips not too brown, not too pink, with a slight mauve tone, just like my natural lips. It covers any unevenness in my lips but still offers a comfortable hydrating sheen with no stickiness. It’s not really long lasting but that’s not really on my list of needs as its so close to my lip colour I don’t really notice the fade off and if need be I just reapply.

What’s your favourite lipstick?

lucie makeup artist

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GET THE LOOK CREATE A ROSE GOLD SMOKEY EYE

GET THE LOOK CREATE A ROSE GOLD SMOKEY EYE

This rose gold look I created for a bridesmaid recently has gone down a storm, I received lots of messages asking which products I used to achieve this look and it is also one of my most requested looks at the moment.

So I thought I would break down the look for you and tell you a little bit more about it.

GET THE LOOK CREATE A ROSE GOLD SMOKEY EYE

BASE

I cleansed over the skin with Garnier Micellar water and applied La roche posay to moisturise. For primer I used Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow to give a perfect radiant base under foundation.

For foundation I used Estee Lauder Doublewear with Nars radiant creamy concealer under the eyes and down the centre of the face to highlight.

Mac mineralize skin finish was used to create depth and shape to the face, followed by a soft pop of colour on the cheeks using Nars Deep throat and a gentle highlight with Mac Soft and gentle.

EYES

Brows were defined using Anastasia beverly hills brow powder and set using clear brow gel

The lids were primed with Mac paintpot in soft ochre, Sauced and Low blow from the heat palette were used in the crease and Cayenne and En fuego on the outer eye to add depth. Peached pigment from Peaches and Cream was used across the lid for a beautiful rose gold shimmer.

Eldora M102 lashes were applied and Illamasqua gel liner completed the look

GET THE LOOK CREATE A ROSE GOLD SMOKEY EYE

LIPS

Nice and Spicy lip liner from Mac was used to gently define the lips and Bobbi brown Honeysuckle was applied over the top to give a hint of colour and a lovely sheen.

GET THE LOOK CREATE A ROSE GOLD SMOKEY EYE

The finished look with soft curls and beautiful rose gold dress.

Is this a look you would re-create? Are there any other looks you would like to see featured?

lucie makeup artist

For my review on the heat palette click here

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BOBBI BROWN PRO BRIDAL MASTERCLASS LONDON

I was invited to attend the Bobbi Brown pro bridal masterclass event at their new store in Soho, London.

bobbi brown pro bridal masterclass

I arrived and was greeted with a glass of prosecco and a warm welcome, which was lovely and taken downstairs to their studio where Aimee Morrison was leading the event and demonstrating a glowing bridal look on Jennifer.

bobbi brown pro bridal masterclass

Aimee expressed the benefits of good skin prep. making sure the skin was hydrated and plump whilst not overloading the skin with product and causing the makeup to not adhere to the skin.

All the products used were explained and demonstrated and passed round for us to feel and experience the texture, look and smell of the product.

The skin was prepped and colour corrector was used under the eye to correct discoloration before concealer was used to cover and brighten. Bobbi Brown foundation stick was buffed into the skin to even out skin tone and provide a light coverage.

Jennifer’s brows were defined with the brow pencil and creme shadow sticks were used on the lid,
warmth was added to the crease using natural bronzer and sparkle shadow was pressed over for added sparkle, gel eyeliner and mascara were used to define the eyes and finished the look off beautifully.

Bronzer was lightly applied to warm the complexion and a beautiful light pink was added to the cheeks for a rosy glow, the complexion was enhanced and finished off using the colour correcting powders and new highlighter trio.

The lips were given a subtle hint of pink using Sandwash Pink, if its good enough for Kate Middletons wedding day its good enough for our brides.

bobbi brown pro bridal masterclass

The look was a very soft subtle bridal look perfect for the” better version of you” natural bride.

We were then given full range of the Bobbi Brown pro store to test and try out all the products and of course do a bit of shopping.

bobbi brown pro bridal masterclass

These are the items I chose at the event and the links to purchase

bobbi brown pro bridal masterclass

Bobbi to glow highlighting trio * LIMITED EDITION

Vitamin enriched face base

Face mist

Lip balm spf 15

Long wear cream shadow stick

Long wear cream shadow

The event was very informative and all the ladies both at Bobbi Brown and also attending the event were so lovely and friendly which made the whole evening an absolute joy….can’t wait for the next one 🙂

To see what else i did in London CLICK HERE

Which Bobbi Brown product is your favourite?

lucie makeup artist

 

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