In this tutorial, I will be addressing how to avoid some of the dreaded eyebrow “no-no’s”, how to outline the correct shape for your face, how to make them look fuller and natural, and how I achieve my perfect brow. This “how to” is my more intricate and detailed brow routine. It takes me about five minutes. You can skip some of these steps if you are in a hurry. But if you want that perfect, flawless but still natural brow then keep reading and watch the video. The video is really necessary to see exactly how I achieve my brows.
Products you will need are:
- Two eyebrow pencil shades, one your natural brow color and one a shade or two lighter
- A clean spooly brush or mascara wand
- Brow scissors
- Good tweezers
- Concealer or brow highlighting pencil
- Concealer brush
- Eyebrow gel or eyebrow mascara
- You need to outline the correct brow shape for your face. Grab a pencil or makeup brush. A). The beginning of the brow should start when you line up the pencil with the edge of your nose to the inner corner of your eye. B). Look directly in the mirror. Line up the pencil with the edge of your nose and your pupil. That is where the highest point of the arch should be. C). Now, line up the pencil with the edge of your nose and the outer corner of your eye. That is where your brow should end.
- Draw dots, with your brow pencil, on all of those points, to help guide you. Do this step until you don't need the guides anymore.
- Tweeze all of the hairs outside of this guide. Brush your brow hairs up and trim any hairs that fall outside of the guide. This step is tricky, so you can skip this step if you want.
- Now that you have your guide, with your darker pencil, very lightly draw a line on the bottom of the brow. Start at the front and glide the pencil to the arch. Do the San on the top.
- Lightly draw to the arch and follow down until you reach the outer corner dot.
- Once the outline is on and finished, lightly draw hair strokes to fill in the brow. Do this with the lighter pencil in the front of the brow and the darker pencil toward the end of the brow.
- Once the brow is filled in to your liking, lightly grab the clean spooly and brush the brows up. This blends and softens the brows to make them appear more natural.
- Grab the brow gel. And brush into the brows in upward strokes.
- Now that your brows are shaped and looking fabulous, you want to clean up the area around it so they look clean. So, get your concealer and brush and apply a small amount to your brush and outline the area round your brows and blend, blend, blend.
Now you have the most beautiful, perfect eyebrows that everyone is going to be envious of. Get ready to be asked all day who does your brows! Again, this is very detailed and the more you do this the easier it gets. After you do this a few times, you won't need the guides. Also, if you are still having a difficult time getting the right shape you can buy stencils that will give you the perfect, fool-proof shape.
Some extra tips to give you flawless brows are:
- Never fill in your brows like you're coloring on paper. You want the skin to show through a little, like natural full brows do.
- The beginning of the brow usually has less hair than the end, so have a lighter hand when filling in the front of the brow.
- Choose an eyebrow pencil shade that is on the cooler or taupe side.
- You can use a powder instead of a pencil, just make sure you have a dense, tight and angled brow brush.