An easy thing to forget when doing your make-up is your brows. They are, however, important as they frame your face and can easily take 10 years off you when done in the right way.
Personally, I’ve always had extremely thin brows, so I know first-hand how much it can affect your face and overall make-up. I find that people often shy away from filling in their brows simply because they don’t know how, so here, I’m going to give you a quick run through to show just how easy it is!
What you’ll need:
- Brow Powder - When picking the shade, choose a colour that is very close to your hair colour.
- Angled Brush - Make-up Forever’s 262 Brush is my favourite. It’s really fine so you can be extremely precise with it.
- Brow Pencil - Try Guerlain’s ‘The Brow Pencil’. It is a dual ended product which has the pencil on one end and a brush on the other. Use the brush to blend the product in and tame unruly hairs.
- Highlighter - Benefits ‘High-Brow’ is ideal. You just draw the product straight on and blend slightly with your finger. Super easy!
- Brow Gel/Wax (optional) - Not everyone needs this step. It is only really needed for those who have long and/or thick eyebrows. Try the NARS Clear Brow Gel. It smooth’s hairs into place and keeps them there without any need for extra colour.
What to do:
Step 1 - Using the angled brush, dip in a small amount of brow powder and mark the shape
of the brow.
• Align your brush vertically with the outer corner of the nose. Where the brush meets the brow is where the brow should start.
• Keep the brush in the same position at the base of the nose, move the top so it crosses your pupil. This is where your brow should arch (be the highest).
• The end of the brow should be when the brush is in line with the outer corner of the eye.
Step 2 - Fill in the shape of the brow using the powder and the angled brush.
Step 3 - Define the brow using the brow pencil and use the brush to blend the colour. Apply in small ‘hair strokes’ to keep it natural.
Step 4 - Highlight the brow bone by taking the pencil directly along the bottom of your brows (where the colour stops).
Step 5 - Set the brows with a clear gel or wax if needed.
Tips and tricks:
- Be careful of harsh lines. Add a little bit of product at a time and build it up.
- If you go over-board, use a Q-tip to remove the mistake and dab a bit of concealer to re-blend with your base.
- You can use stencils to perfect step 2. Stencils are widely available in stores like Sephora.
- Keep the beginning of your brows slightly lighter that the rest for an airbrushed look.
With thanks to Hannah Lisa, Celebrity Make-Up artist. Visit www.hannahlisamakeup.com.