Lately I’ve had a lot of nice comments about my eyebrows which I find ironic as my brows are my least favourite part of my face – actually no, my nose is my least favourite part as I’ve broken it in a childhood fall, but brows come a close 2nd in terms of things-I’d-like-to-change-about-my-face. But none the less, thank you everyone for making me feel good about my eyebrows. The thing that’s different lately is I’ve been using both a pencil and a powder to fill them in and here’s how I do it.
This post is purely about how I fill in my eyebrows, and not how I shape them. I normally just shape them myself with tweezers trying to stick to the golden ratio rule. Anyway, moving to how I fill them in.
First, lets look at the obligatory before and after image shall we?
How horrific are my natural brows, right? I have patchy brows which means using just a powder will not give me a precise line, so I draw my desired shape then go over it with powder eyeshadow to make it look natural.
How I fill in my brows
That’s it! As an optional step you can apply clear brow gel to seal the look in place and reduce the brow makeup from rubbing off. I don’t generally apply brow gel unless it’s a very hot day and I don’t want to sweat off my brows!
The finished look
- Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Black/Brown – I have been using this for years and I hope they don’t discontinue it. I love it because it’s not too creamy. The slightly dry texture makes it easy to draw a precise line and the handy brush on the lid is actually quite useful to comb unruly lashes back into place.
- Matte brown eyeshadow – I mainly use Inglot eyeshadow in #363 but any matte cool brown shadow will do as long as it’s good quality and doesn’t have fallout.
- Small brush – There are some good eyebrow brushes out there, but the one I use is actually a lip brush. It’s got stiff bristles and the shape makes it easy for me to draw on my brows.
I hope you found this mini tutorial useful, and once again if there’s a tutorial you’d like me to do just let me know!