I have gotten a few questions and comments on my brows on what it is I do to shape them and care for them. I used to not like my brows but I am sure we have all been there. Eyebrows really do have a journey. I have over-tweezed them before which made me realize my dislike of thin eyebrows on my face. Also I've gotten my brows threaded a couple times. Although the concept is interesting, I always walked out with a different shape. So learning to care for them myself was my last option. A few years ago a pair of tweezers was my only tool. Now a couple more steps are done and a few more tools are used. I trim and fill in my brows with a powder. Trimming your brows makes such a huge difference because it gets rid of the long hairs sticking out, giving a cleaner look. Because I am currently happy with the shape of my brows I tweeze more often (probably every couple of days). I find it helps my brows maintain that shape. Of course if you want to change the shape of your brows, the most appropriate thing will be to leave them alone and grow them out.
2. Brow trimming scissors
3. Spoolie (mine is from Sonia Kashuk)
4. Angle brush (MAC 266)
5. Brow powder (it does not need to be a powder specifically for brows)
- I begin by tweezing the small hairs on the brow bone and around the brow
- Then using my spoolie and the trimming scissors I comb the hairs upwards and trim
- Once I am done trimming I take my 266 brush and the powder and fill in my brows following the direction of the hairs
Tips on Finding the right powder/pencil/pen for your brows:
- Play with different textures: Playing and testing out different textures such as powders, pencils or pens will allow you to see what compliments your brows best.
- If you are going for a natural, everyday brow look- powders are great because they give a subtle, softer look. Pens and pencils can help give a more define look.
- Mixing a powder with a pencil is also a great idea for getting the right shape.
MAC Coquette, Urban Decay Buck, Milani Brow Kit-Brow 1 and Brow 2
****Currently my new favorite powder for brows is MAC Coquette eyeshadow. The shade is a "muted-greyish taupe" with a satin finish. There is no red, so the color is not warm. I think this shade may work on a variety of skin tones. I am wearing Coquette on my brows on the last few posts.
I hope you found this post helpful in some way :)
Thanks for reading,