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2/27/2012

Brows! Tools and Tips

             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. 

Tools:
1. A pair of Tweezers (mine are from Avon)
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)




How-To:
  • 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,
Xx-Anel

17 comments:

  1. Your brows are soo beautiful! Coquette looks like the perfect shade for brows, I also like Copperplate though it's a bit warmer

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    1. Thank you Victoria! I would have never thought of using coquette on my brows until I read on makeupalley how it is one the best brow shadow powders. Oh copperplate is still on my wishlist! :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips, Anel :) I love filling in my brows with Wet n' Wild's Ultimate Brow Kit in Ash Brown. I prefer powders over pencils because, every time I try to fill in my brows with a pencil, they just don't look right. I am sure that I am probably applying it incorrectly. In any case, powders are much easier for me to use. Quick, and fool proof! I am really intrigued with Milani's Brow Fix. I may try that after I run out of the Wet n' Wild brow kit *_*

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    1. Thank you Alina for reading the post :) I agree with you in that powders are so much easier to use and can easily be fixed if too much was applied. I have tried using pencils but end up looking too harsh. They are good when doing a bolder look. Milani brow kit is really good. I love how two color powders are included, the highlighter being a extra bonus. :)

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  3. nice post hun :)i have those same scissors, i love them xx
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    1. Thanks girl for checking it out :) Love these scissors! :)

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  4. great post!
    I love the tips you gave :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the award! :)) I Appreciate the support :)

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  6. great tips!! i have gotten asked about my brows as well, i may just have to direct everyone to this post because you did such a good job and yes your eyebrows are perfect :) and thank you so much for your sweet comment :)

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    1. Thanks Jess! I appreciate the lovely comment! And feel free to share this post to anyone :)

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  7. Hey Doll!
    Just wanted to let you know that I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award! Btw: great tips=)
    Hugs<3

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the support and you mentioning Blush Tree in your blog :))

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  8. hey anel, yes i did wear falsies, it's a 'Glam Eyes" brand (not sure if you've heard of it?) but i actually threw out the packaging and i honestly dont remember what it's called. Sorry hun.

    Rina xx

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    1. Oh thank you for getting back at me. I love the lashes on you. I have not heard of the brand but something similar may be easy to find. :)

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  9. That Milani Brow kit looks amazing! Great post :)

    xoxo,
    Jen

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