Gone are the days where thin eyebrows are in. I remember in middle school the thinner the eyebrows the better (it makes me cringe to think about it). And while some of us may not be blessed with full brows, there are a few tools that can help us fake it till we make it!
I am the first to admit that my brow game is not quite where I would like it. Unfortunately, I over-tweezed in my teens and now I am trying my best to fill in what won’t grow back. It’s pretty amazing what a good brow pencil and powder can do for your brows. I honestly was skeptical, but after testing these products for a few weeks now, and I can say they are the best out there (at least for me anyway). I’ve tried several here and there, but when I saw Benefit’s new Brow Collection, I immediately did my research.
Here’s a few tips and tricks that have helped me achieve natural looking full brows:
WHAT YOU NEED
Precisely My Brow Pencil (I wear #2)
Goof Proof Brow Pencil (I wear #2)
Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel (I wear #1)
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder (I wear Pale Yellow)
Remember full brows is what we are going for here, but it is important to clean up any stray hairs. Be careful with this step! Only tweeze hairs that are clearly out of place.
After, brush eyebrow hair upwards with the brush side of the tweezers. This helps you see the natural shape of your brows and also lets you know where to fill in.
Use a thin pencil to draw tiny brow hairs. I gently apply color starting at the front of my brow and draw upward strokes to mimic brow hairs. I like this pencil because it is very thin and creates the look of real hair. You can continue to draw strokes down the rest of your eyebrow, however I like to use a thicker pencil for the end of my brow.
One thing to remember is your brows aren’t meant to look identical. You want them to obviously compliment each other, but don’t worry about making them look perfect. After all, you want them to look natural!
Next, I use Goof Proof Brow Pencil to fill the rest of my eyebrow. I love love this pencil. It goes on smooth and looks very natural. I like to use it to line the bottom of my brow and the sparse areas. Start by angling the brush from the outside of your nose, to the outer corner of your eye to find where your brows should ideally end. Try not to make the ends to dramatic!
I finish by using the brush side to blend the color and soften any harsh lines. This also preps the brows for using brow gel.
This Volumizing Brow Gel is pretty amazing. I actually received a sample in my Birchbox last month and quickly became obsessed. It not only tames the brows, but it also has small fibers to help give the appearance of thicker brows. Highly recommend this!
This final step (in my opinion) is what helps the brows look the most natural. I use a loose powder (very little) and lightly dust it over my brows. It helps set the brows and also makes the eyes look brighter.
A look at before and after filling in the brows:
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