• left eye is natural, right is using the ABH Brow Wiz •
I’ve been getting a lot of questions around brows (how to fill them in, favorite products, etc) and decided to dedicate a post to them! Because let’s get real, brows are the v important. I have pretty thick and dark brows to begin with, so I never thought I would need to fill them in and then I got a brow pencil. HELLO! Filling in and defining them makes such a difference for my entire makeup look. I definitely recommend everyone with brows to work a brow pencil/gel into their makeup routine. It’s such a simple step to finishing your makeup.
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:: favorite products ::
I’m currently using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (wearing above!). The brow wiz creates a really natural looking brow (it doesn’t look like you filled them in) and it’s also very easy to apply and take off in case you messed up. I’ve been experimenting with all different types of brow products and this has to be my favorite so far. The pencil is less than $20 and lasts a few months. As for shades, always get one shade darker if you are blonde and one shade lighter if you are a brunette. I get the shade “Ebony” and it works perfectly!
When I first started out, I tried a number of different eyebrow pencils from Target and a few of them really killed for being under $10! I’m linking a few of my drugstore and high-end favorites, but I would definitely say test out the brow wiz if you can afford it! L’Oreal is my favorite, their ‘Brow Stylist Definer‘ is the best affordable choice.
If you want to try your hand at a dipbrow, I just received this palette that is a dipbrow to powder. I love the different shades, which is perfect if you can’t find the right shade for your brow. The classic dipbrow would be this little guy from Anastasia Beverly Hills (obvi), which is my favorite. If you want an affordable, yet trustworthy dipbrow, I love love love this one from L’Oreal.
:: how to apply ::
Keep your eyebrows looking natural by doing light, small strokes. Define your eyebrow first, then fill in! Like I said above, if you are blonde grab one shade darker. If you’re a brownie, go for one shade darker. I like to go into Sephora and see what shade would work, but since I’ve already found the right shade I don’t need to anymore! My brows are not the same shape, rarely are brows exactly the same (sisters, not twins), keep that in mind.
Define your brows by shaping your entire brow. Try to be as accurate as you can, since you don’t want your brow to be different shapes. If you have thinner brows, you can make them larger than your shape. Since I have thick brows, I don’t need to do this.
Fill in your brows using the same brow pencil. Make sure to use small strokes, for a natural finish. I start at my arch, and go all the way down to the end of my brow. I never fill in the section before my arch (closet to my nose), since I think it looks to thick.
Using a spoolie, brush your hairs up to blend in the product to finish the look!
:: tips ::
Use small strokes when filling in your brows. Start using small, and then go longer if you want a more dramatic effect.
Stand a foot or two away from the mirror to get perspective on your whole look. You don’t want your brows to be too big or small!