Your eyebrows frame your face, and therefore they are important. They work with the shape of your face, so ensure that whoever is grooming them know which eyebrow shape corresponds with your facial structure.
For reference, I’m a C7 in L’Oreal’s True Match Foundation, a 320 in Maybelline’s FitMe, a NC45 in MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid, Tobacco in Becca’s Complexion Creme, 173 in Makeup Forever HD’s liquid foundation, and 168 in MUFE’s Pro Finish.
Want a little touch up? To look like you naturally have full eyebrows and that you just wake up like that every morning?
Try using a matte brown eyeshadow, if you’re about the same skin tone as me based on the reference above, L’Oreal HIP Shadow Duo in Shady is perfect; use the darker brown shade with an angled shader brush.
Want to look like a makeup artist just did your brows? And like you really take your brows seriously?
Try the Anastasia Beverly HIlls Dipbrow, it comes in a variety of shades (no I’m serious, from people that consider themselves ‘pale’, to people of a darker skin tone and everyone in between). I got a sample a few months ago, and it is still going strong! This is because you really only need a tiny bit. When using Dipbrow, its better if you start with a little first and then build it up to your desired intensity; it dries quickly and it would be hard to fix it if you use too much.
Want a quickie? Just something in the morning before you go to school/work?
Try MAC’s retractable brow pencils, or Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. The MAC eyebrow pencils are nice and soft, but not too soft; they glide on smoothly and are quick and easy to use. Maybelline’s Define A Brow is an affordable alternative to MAC’s eyebrow pencils, they are just as soft and as pigmented; bonus: it comes with a little comb at the other end.
Talk About Tools:
- If you’re using a brow pomade, such as Dipbrow or any other brow product that’s on the creamy side, apply it with an angled shader brush (Revlon makes a good one), or any other angled shader brush.
- Same thing goes for using a matte brown eyeshadow, apply it using an angled shader brush.
- When using an eyebrow pencil, all you really need to remember is to use a light hand and build up intensity, if you want to.
Lastly, when cleaning up your brows with your concealer, don’t use too much product; you’ll be wasting your product and have ‘halo brows’…I see no benefits to either of those. Simply put a little concealer on the back of your hand, if you’re using MAC’s Pro Longwear concealer you only need one pump. And then go ahead and clean up using your concealer brush. Still don’t like how that looks? Just dab the concealer in lightly with your hand.
(Okay, I swear I’m bringing this to a close now)
Always remember to use a spoolie before and after; brush your brows into place before applying your eyebrow product. Then brush them again after applying to make the product blend in better.