So I’ve been sort of putting off writing about this topic for a while, mainly because I had never felt like I had truly mastered my brow game. Some days they would look amazing while other days I would get strange looks from my husband asking me why I’m so angry! Lol. But never-the-less I feel like over the last 6 months my brows and I have finally come to a happy place in our relationship – so I thought I would share with you a few little tips and trick I’ve learnt along the way.
I always start with the simple step of brushing my brows into place. If you have brows like mine that like to lay flat its best to use some brow gel or a little bit of soap (I use the clear Pears soap) on a spooly (the clean mascara wand thingy). This keeps them up and in place all day long.
Now that your brows are up and in place you can see where they actually need filling in. My brows are sparse at the tail end and my arch is quite high. With a brow pencil, I use small little hair-like strokes to fill in volume at the bottom of my brow, and then to extend the brow to where it should finish. (see diagram)
When choosing a brow product, whether it’s a pencil or powder, make sure that the colour you have chosen works best for your hair colour and your complexion. I am naturally quite dark (dark brown hair, brown eyes and medium complexion), so I use ‘medium brown’ in most brow products because I don’t want my brows to be as dark as my hair. If you are fair, however, you will want a brow colour that is darker than your hair colour, but it should also match up with the undertone of your hair (ashy, warm or cool).
When teaching about brows I always say that there is no such thing as the perfect brow shape. Normally it’s best to work with what you’re given. If you look at the ‘beautiful’ movie stars and models we all admire, there is not one particular look that all leading makeup artists are giving their clients. They are all quite unique and that’s what actually makes them beautiful. For me I try to emulate a natural look, I am not after blocky brows, but brows that are naturally full and could be mistaken for my natural, well-kept brows (fake it ’til you make it).
If you’re not sure, there are some amazing brow technicians on the Gold Coast that will shape and tint your brows so that you don’t even have to worry about them. And as I always say, makeup is there to make us feel beautiful, so if it makes you feel beautiful you’re doing it 100% right.
Happy Painting Dolls xoxo
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