Sunday, February 24, 2013

How to: fill in your brows (with powder)

 Hey everyone!
I recently did a blog post about how to pluck your eyebrows. I'll link it here if you want to read it! So this post will be all about filling them in. 

First you will need an angled brush. Mine is a mac 266, but you can use any one you would like, just make sure it's pretty dense and stiff so that it can recreate the look of "hairs". Then you'll need a brow powder. I am using "espresso" from Mac (I have a review of this shade that I'll link here), but any matte color that matches your natural brow hairs will do. Just a note, if you dye your hair or you need a reference, for blondes brow color should be 1-2 shades darker than your hair color and for brunettes/black hair your brow color should be 1-2 shades lighter than your hair. 

Then dip the angled brush in the powder and start filling in your brows. I fill in the "length" of my brow (everything except the tail) using short strokes going against the grain of the hair. I learned this trick from GossMakeupArtist on youtube because he says that if you go with the grain you're going to apply the shade to the hair and not the skin. How genius is that!
When you get to the "tail" of your brow, I go with the grain of the hair. I do this because I need to extend the tail a bit so I just follow my natural hairs and extend to the length I like. You can use brow gel (or a clear mascara) if you would like to, but I find that I don't need to use it with my brows.

Hope that helped you guys! Let me know what you use to fill in your brows in the comments below!

Products mentioned:
Mac 266 brush
Mac "espresso" eyeshadow

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