Full disclosure: this post terrifies me. Why? Because I’m terrified of my own eyebrows! When I was 16, my Russian eyebrow waxer used to call me “wild brows” and ever since then I have felt horribly insecure about them. So what was my solution? Ignore them. But, I took on this 12 day challenge for exactly this reason: to jump out of my comfort zone and teach myself something new! Did I figure out how to take my wild brows and turn them into Cara Delevigne-esque face accessories? Let’s find out.
The most important part of filling in your brows? Starting with your eyebrows in the golden ratio for your face. It’s talked about in depth in the video, but it’s about shaping your eyebrows into the perfect shape for your face before you even begin to fill anything in with product. It’s a genius concept that anyone can create because its’ based off your personal shape face. Okay, let’s get to the tutorial…
Products used: Borghese Brow Milano Brow Emphasizer, Borghese Linea Perfetta Brow Pencil, Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Brow Color, Japonesque Brow & Lash Comb, Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers, Japonesque Travel Angled Brow Definer
Practice makes perfect with this look, I can’t even count how many times I messed up and started over before I finally found a look I was happy with, and while I definitely don’t think this is perfect, it’s a great start that I’ll be building on.
- Take your spooley brush (other half of the Borghese pencil) and brush your eyebrows into the desired shape.
- Take the pencil and find your golden ratio. (Here’s a great video tutorial on how to get your perfect shape if you have absolutely no idea where to begin.) Take your tweezers and craft away, being careful NOT TO OVER PLUCK.
- Now that you have the right shape, take your pencil and lightly outline the shape of the brow using light upward strokes, both on top of the brow and underneath the brow. Once you get to the arch, carry the line downward.
- Take your spooley brush and brush the strokes in to blend those lines.
- Take the Japonesque Travel Angled Brow Definer and dip it into a brown eyeshadow (you can totally skip this step but I love it!) and using those same light strokes, fill in right in the front with the eyeshadow. Take your spooley brush and brush the strokes in to blend any lines.
- Take the Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Brow Color and using those same light strokes, fill in any empty spots- I like to use this right around my arch just to try to define them as much as I can.
- Take the Borghese Brow Milano Brow Emphasizer and and run your Japonesque Travel Angled Brow Definer into the wand, picking up just a little bit of the color. Apply this at an angle just on the bottom of the eyebrow, take your spooley and brush color upwards into the brow. This is a heavily pigmented product, if you apply it directly from the wand, you are going to end up with crazy eyebrows. Not just wild, but crazy.
- Take the spooley one last time, brush into place.
- Take the brow and lash comb and comb any strays into place. You can even spray a little bit of hairspray (yes, hairspray!) onto the comb and comb right onto the brows to keep them in place.
- Take a concealer and your concealer brush and just touch up around the area.
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