To know me is to know how I am OBSESSED with eyebrows. Ugh. I’m weird. I think the eyebrow is what makes the face. It gives your face expression and character. It can also give your face a death sentence if you go tweezer happy and over pluck your brows like last nights chicken dinner. It pains me when I see a woman with horrible brows – and I must admit I secretly am judging you and your sanity. Now I really don’t think that my brows are perfection nor the cure for cancer or anything but I do what I think is best for my face. I am not a makeup artist by any means BUT when I get compliments on my brows by many makeup artists or people, it makes me believe that I must be doing something right! Or perhaps there are just many friendly people out there? Ill never know…*in the distance a violin is being played*. That being said I thought I would share a few of the things I do to achieve my brow look. Its a combination of things I learned from watching many makeup artist on youtube particularly Loreleicakes. She is awesome! This look is for a thicker brow which is what I love. I never got into the whole shave your brow off craze then draw it on with a fine tipped sharpie. Sorry (not sorry).
What you need:
Brow Brush (angular)
Brown Pencil (I used Rimmel’s Dark Brown Brow Pencil)
Brow Powder (Mac has some great ones but the one used is Lize Watiers eyeshadow in chocolate)
Concealer (I used MACs studio finish in NC 45)
Conceiler Brush (small size)
An Old Toothbrush (Or brow brush, I’m frugal)
An Angular Foundation Brush
So here are my brows sans (without for those who don’t speak french) makeup.
Pretty thin and sparse eh? ( who’s Canadian now!) At this stage I take my old toothbrush and brush my brows back so they are all laying in the right direction. Next I take my sharpened Rimmel brow pencil and “draw” the shape of the brow that I want. I like a thicker brow so I draw slightly past my actual eyebrow with thin brush like strokes, trace your eyebrow.
So that it looks like so:
Kinda reminds me of leggos if I had to be honest. Moving on. Next I take my angular brow brush and fill in my brows with the Liz Watier powder, or whatever powder you may use. Please do ignore my chipped nail polish, cause this is a post about brows not immaculate nails. I fill them in pretty lightly you are not trying to look like Hitler here you are just trying to fill them in lightly. Many a days I would see some beautiful Iranian or Indian women with the most beautiful full and thick dark brows I’m almost drooling. Sigh but alas I was blessed with these thin babies, what the lord don’t giveth I shall filleth (cool I just made up my own word!).
They end up looking like this:
Looks harsh I know but you will blend in the powder and you will beautiful, promise . Next I take my old toothbrush and brush the powder backwards (first) then the front (second) and blend it out slightly so that the front doesn’t look so “created”. The next step is called carving. This is where you you bring out your brows using concealer! Take your concealer brush and dab a little concealer and trace the outside of your brows making sure not to remove the pencil marks that you did or remove any of the powdered area.
Boy do I look tired, I probably should have oh…I dont know cared about what I look like before I did this? Meh take it or leave it. Also please note that tiny fleshy nub on the left is ACTUALLY my ear. I have such tiny ears (yes I can hear quite well actually). Hated them all my life, still do but what can you do about it? Besides maybe see if I can get into the Guinness Book of World Records and then FINALLY I will be remembered for SOMETHING! But I digress.
Next you take your angular foundation brush and slowly blend the telltale makes of the concealer. I also read doing this gives your face an instant facelift! (BONUUUUSSS). Make sure to also blend the area in the front as well, and don’t blend to hard or you will ruin all your hard work.
My hair is really looking a hot mess today LOL. Don’t mind me.
My bathroom has terrible lighting. I must say that while this does look like it takes years to do? With practice this actually only takes a few minutes (minutes I know!).
And then voila!
Big diff eh? (there I go again, I assure you not all Canadians say eh, maybe just the cool one though ). My first (and probably ONLY, although I can’t promise here) makeup blog. Please remember I am NOT a makeup artist, and this is just intended to be useful. May peace and beautiful brows be with you.