Here’s how I fill in my eyebrows. I always use my absolute favorite eyebrow product: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette, which I have reviewed in full and swatched here. I love the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo because it lasts all day, comes in a variety of natural shades, and has two colors (you’ll see below how I use both). Although it’s pricey – $22 – I’ve been using it almost every day for over six months, and I’ve just started to see a dip.
If you don’t want to shell out $22 for the Anastasia, I also like Wet n Wild’s Brow kit (swatched here) – the texture is nice, and the darker shade especially is a great, natural looking color – if, of course, you have dark eyebrows.
Here is my eyebrow without any product – I tweeze, and trim the center/top.
First, I take the lighter shade of the Brow Powder duo on to my eyebrow brush (I’m using Sephora’s brow brush; I trimmed a bit off the side to make the head smaller), and then, starting in the center of the brow, I apply it to the inner half of my eyebrow, using short, light strokes. I like to start in the center because then I don’t end up with a harsh inner edge.
Next, I pick up the darker color on the brush, and again starting in the center, and again using short, light strokes, I apply to the outer half of my brow.
End result is as follows:
Because I was concentrating on doing this to take pictures, I applied perhaps a touch more heavily than normally. If you apply more heavily than you intend to, or if you end up with a harsher inner edge than you like, you can use your normal eyebrow brush to continue to go over the eyebrow to blend it out, or you can use a clean spoolie to blend it out.
I don’t use a brow gel or wax; I find that it’s not necessary, as my eyebrows aren’t particularly unruly. Just brushing on the eyebrow powder is enough to smooth them out, and they tend to stay in place all day.
And remember: eyebrows are sisters, not twins! When shaping your eyebrows, it’s usually impossible to make them look identical. I am much happier with my eyebrows now that I’ve accepted their asymmetry; I try to keep them the same thickness, but I don’t worry about the fact that one is slightly more arched than the other!
What do you use on your brows?
This post is from Project Swatch. All rights reserved.