I get questions about my brows a lot, so I thought I would be fun to share how I do what I do to get my brows lookin’ the way they do.
First things first, I start with a clean face. I do my eye brows before I put on any other makeup.
As you can see, I have pretty full brows without even having to fill them in. But I like my brows to be very defined, so let’s pump up the volume, shall we?
Step 1. Fill in brows with a eyebrow pencil.
The eyebrow pencil I use is Spiked from MAC. When I’m filling in my brows, I make sure to use short, light strokes. You don’t want your brows to look like caterpillars on your face :]
Below I show my eyebrows after they’ve been filled in with a pencil. As you can see they appear much more defined and the hairs appear much less sparse.
Filling in my brows
Brows completely filled in with my pencil
Step 2: Fill in eyebrows with an eyebrow powder.
Using an eyebrow powder after you fill in your brows with a pencil will help set the pencil so that the color will stay put all day. I use NYX’s Eyebrow Cake Powder in Dark Brown. Something important to remember is to never use black when filling in your brows, it’s way too harsh. I have very dark hair and I use brown.
When filling in with powder, you want to concentrate a majority of the color toward the tail end of your brow because that should be most defined. The front end of your brow should be lighter so it will appear more natural.
You’ll see in the picture below, once I’ve filled in my brows with a powder, all of the brow is completely filled, there are no gaps or sparse hairs, just what we’re going for.
Filling in brows with eyebrow powder
Eyebrows after they’ve been filled in/set with an eyebrow powder
NOTE: If you like your eyebrows to be defined, but very natural…stop here. I like a very defined, almost dramatic brow, so they following steps show you how to achieve that.
Step 3: Apply a concealer above and below your brow
When applying a concealer around your brow, you want to make sure you’re using a cream based concealer. Liquids don’t hold as well and tend to slip and slide a bit too much. You also want to make sure you’re using a concealer that is a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone.
Why pick a shade lighter than your skin tone? Your brow bone is naturally pronounced, that means, it will be highlighted since it pops out. Think about your cheeks or the bridge of your nose, we highlight those because they are pronounced on our face. Same principle.
Let take a look at what this will look like?
Apply concealer underneath my brow
Eyebrows after concealer has been applied above and below each one
At this point, you probably think I look a bit crazy, but can you see how the brows look very defined and crisp. Almost like they’re freshly waxed (and I have waxed my brows in years)!
What we need to do now is blend the concealer in with our finger so that the edges aren’t so harsh. Make sure to not get too close to the line you created directly next to your brow so you don’t lose the crisp edge.
Brows after concealer has been blended
As you can see, the concealer doesn’t look as crazy. You can still see it’s a bit brighter around the brow, but as I mentioned above, that’s okay because should be highlighted since they are pronounced.
Step 4: Apply foundation and blend concealer around brows
This is the last step. You just need to apply your foundation as usual and just blend it in to the concealer around your brows and you’ll get a more natural look.
Here are my finished brows:
So that’s it! That’s what I do to my brows on a daily basis. Lemme know what you guys think!