Beauty

How to: Natural Eyebrows

July 13, 2015
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Let’s talk about eyebrows! Now let me just preface this post by saying I’m no expert at doing eyebrows. It’s taken me a really long time to get an eyebrow routine down that I love. Doing my eyebrows is one of my favorite parts of getting ready – it’s the first thing I do and I feel like it sets the tone for the rest of the day. I’m such a firm believer that eyebrows frame the rest of your face so why not accentuate them 😉

The inspiration for this post is actually from my sweet best friend Christina. On Friday morning, she texted me and told me what a great idea it would be to share my eyebrow routine. And so I did just that! Today I’m going to share with you how I do my eyebrows everyday while still keeping them looking natural.

I started filling in my eyebrows during my last year in college. I made the rookie mistake that many do when they first start doing their eyebrows: I overfilled them like crazy. If you’ve been my friend for a while, you’ll remember this pic. Hehe, as you can see my eyebrows were waaay too dark and they really overwhelmed the rest of my face. I eventually realized that having sharpie like eyebrows did not suit my face and opted to go for a more natural look.

When I started doing this post I wanted to do a pic-torial of sorts, but found that it was too difficult to get my points across. So… I filmed my first video  (yay!) to show you exactly what I do every morning to fill in my brows.

The video is pretty self-explanatory but here are the steps listed out and the products I used:

[STEPS]

1. Tweeze those brows!

2. Start by filling in the underline of your eyebrow. (This is the only part of my routine where I use a heavy hand as I want this line to be the darkest). From there, I just work my way through the rest of my brow with small brushstrokes.

3. After I’ve finished filling in my brow, I go back in and focus on the inner part by “squaring” it off. I just blend and fade the inner part into the rest of my brow.

4. I do a final run through to make sure that I haven’t missed any areas then fill in accordingly.

5. Brow Gel! I didn’t incorporate brow gel into my routine until a couple years. But let me tell ya, it’s a serious game changer! It keeps my unruly brow hairs in place all day 🙂

[PRODUCTS USED]

Tweezerman Tweezers – I alternate between these and my trusty Revlon ones. Both work really well!

MAC Paint Pot in “Quite Natural”-When I first started filling in my brows, I used NYX brow powder. Once I made the transition to a gel like formula, it made it so much easier to control how I was filling in my brows. Quite Natural is a light to medium brown. They say that if you have light hair (blondes and light brunettes) you should choose a brow powder or gel that is two shades darker than your hair color. If you have dark hair (dark brunettes and black hair), you should choose a brow product that is two shades lighter than your hair color. Quite natural works really well for my hair color and I’m really content with it.

EcoTools Angled Eyeliner Brush-I’ve used this brush for as long as I can remember. Totally recommend it and it’s only $6!

Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara-I’ve been using this for a while and I’m really loving it! It does what it’s supposed to do and it’s $6 as well.

So there you have it – my eyebrow routine! Hope you guys enjoyed this post about how to get natural eyebrows. And just remember, “eyebrows are sisters, not twins.” Don’t stress out if they don’t look identical 🙂 Have a fabulous Monday! ♥

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