Monday, 17 February 2014

The Brow Edit

Currently under going some serious eyebrow maintenance,
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Eyebrows. Just what would we be without them? We're a nation obsessed, and rightly so; your brows frame your eyes and are the most identifiable feature on your face. In fact, you probably wouldn't catch me anywhere without having my eyebrow game going on, so heres how I do it:

1. I get my eyebrows waxed every 3-4 weeks to keep them in tip-top shape, but you can maintain them yourself, however I personally recommend getting them professionally shaped once. Here's a useful tutorial if you would like to maintain them yourself.

2. Each morning I fill them in as part of my everyday make-up. Seeing as though I'm lazy as anything at 7 in the morning, doing my eyebrows takes no longer than 3-5 minutes - max. Or you could look into having them tinted. I use Benefit Brow Zings (review here), a Real Techniques spooly brush, a MAC 266 brush, a Ecotools angled eyeliner brush and a cheap clear mascara. Some people like to use eyebrow pencils, but I find they leave brows looking far less natural than using a powder.

I start by brushing my eyebrow hairs down with the spooly brush - this helps for when you outline your brows to find their natural shape. As you can see, I have a small bald patch from a scar on my eyebrow on the right, so I find filling them in makes this less obvious.

Using my Ecotools angled eyeliner brush, I use the wax pigment in my Brow Zings palette and outline the shape of my eyebrows. I start at the very highest point of my brow, and then work inwards from the start of my eyebrow.

Using my MAC 266 brush, I use the brown powder in the palette and use short strokes (to mimic eyebrow hairs) to fill in brows. Again I start at the highest point of my brow, and then work in from the start making sure to follow the direction of the hairs.

Taking the spooly brush again, I brush out any harsh lines and loose powder.

I then take my clear mascara (muuuch cheaper than brow gel) to brush through and set brows.

And thats how I fill in and look after my brows!

Always remember, eyebrows are sisters not twins and do not need to be identical - trust me, trying to get them exactly the same will be the death of you.

K xo

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