One of the most important parts of my morning is making sure I have time to do my brows, #priorities. Brows are my favorite because they’re such an easy way to shape you face and define your eyes.
I’m a “certified makeup artist” and know a thing or two about brows from school. For everyone who asks me, I’m currently not practicing makeup or pursuing it as a career, I believe it’s more of a hobby rather than a full time thing for me. I really do enjoy makeup and making people feel beautiful, but there’s a lot more that I want to do right now! I learned a lot about makeup that I’d love to start incorporating more into my blog.
Anyways, brows can be tricky and I certainly didn’t master my own until recently. Here’s a few tips and tricks on how to improve your own!
- Unless you’re an expert, I’d recommend going to a brow specialist at least one time to get some tips on ways to shape, trim, and tweeze your brows that will best fit your face. Brows are so easy to fuck up so it’s nice to get a professionals help at first and see what works best for you.
- Your brows are not supposed to naturally be the exact same! Don’t freak yourself out in the mirror and start going crazy with your tweezer, because brows are sissies not twins.. and it’s ok if they’re slightly different.
- Take a brow pencil or thin makeup brush and place it going from the end of your eye to your brow. The tail should line up with the outer corner of your eye.
- The width of the space between your brows can determine how the size of your nose appears. The bigger the space, the bigger your nose will appear. It can also make your eyes look further apart, and just overall disrupt the proportions of your face.
- Use a pencil on your brows to create the illusion of hair. Use a light hand and small strokes for the most natural effect.
- Use a gel brow product for a more intense fill while shaping and setting the hair.
- Use a powder brow product to add thickness. You can even use an eyeshadow, just make sure it’s completely matte.
- If you have light hair, go 1-2 shades darker for your brows. If you have dark hair, go 1-2 shades lighter for your brows.
- Always fill in your brows with the hair’s natural growth direction. From the front to the tail of your brows, the hairs grow up, then sideways, then more downwards. So when you’re filling them in, start at the front and use upward motions, then more sideways towards the arch, then diagonally towards the tail.
- When you’re finished filling in your brows, outline the edges with concealer to clean up and define.
- Use a spool and brush your brows up before you fill them in to find any bare spots. Sometimes you don’t even need to fill in your entire brow, just the spots that need it.
- Use the spool after to blend out the product and shape.
- Instead of using brow gel to keep the hair in place, just use hair spray. It works just as well!
My favorite brow products:
Hope these little tips helped!