The one, single feature on your face that LIT-ER-AL-LY has the ability to make or break your entire vibe, is your eyebrows. In my opinion they are one of the absolute hardest makeup aspects to master, so imma be honest, I’m like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ when it comes to my brows. Too often I see brows that are stuff of nightmares. My favorite is this Buzzfeed about eyebrows that are so bad they are literally works of art. As usual, my main piece of advice for doing ANY of your makeup, but especially brows, is that LESS IS MORE if you have zero idea what you’re doing. It always takes time and many, many applications to master any kind of makeup, but especially the brows. Time and practice will let you work up to a more dramatic look or a more artistic look, so don’t feel defeated if you feel like you’re back in kindergarten with your colored pencils but this time you’re messin shit up on your face instead on paper. Been there, done that, you are NOT alone.
So, Ariel, now that you’re done criticizing me for my brows, what now?? || I’m here to tell you that there is a solution for those of us who suck at doing our brows. It’s brow powder, and thank you Jesus for it. When I think “brows” i used to think gel pots and scary looking brushes and literally having to paint my brows on. Then I actually started doing my brows and paying attention to what kind of products are out there. Cue brow powder. I use, you guessed it, NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Blonde, which is hella easy to apply. I don’t use the gooey glue crap that comes with it, cause gross. But I literally just follow my eyebrow hairs to fill it in using my Real Techniques Brow Brush, with a little bit of a lighter touch the closer I get to my nose, creating more of an ombre look, lighter to darker going out towards your temples. This is the look I usually attempt to go for, but I normally fail miserably and end up with just one solid shade throughout. I start with the lighter shade, and add some of the darker on top of the light if I want a lil’ bit of drama in my life. Sidenote: for upkeep, the newest trend is microblading which you can see here. My wife and I are both dying to get this done, but you know, we’re poor and it costs a shit ton of money.
Ariel, I’m a brow pro, give me something more advanced || Disclaimer: I am NOT advanced at my eyebrows, and so my recommendation of the following is purely based off of how bangin my wife looks using this product. Ana-Leigh IS an eye-brow sauvant, like her brows are off the freakin wall amazing. She gets I don’t even know how many compliments in a single hour on her brows. So, what does she use? She uses Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil to outline the shape that she’s goin for, and then fills in with Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade with a standard brow brush. It’s freakin ridiculous how good they look when she’s done. To be fair, she works super hard at her brows and spends a decent amount of time on them, and I straight up don’t have the patience or the balls to do her process. One of my favorite quotes from her is “Your brows are sisters, not twins”, whenever I’m stressin about my brows not being even. So, if you choose the artistic route, like Ana-Leigh, just remember that they don’t have to be mirror images of themselves, and PLEASE, for the Love of God, don’t get too crazy from your original brow shape, keep it with the natural shape of your brows.
So, as I said, I’m no master at my brows, but there you have it. You can bet my main suggestion is easy as pie to use, so it’s a safe bet you would have an easy time with it too.
What products do you use for your brows? Drop us a line, suggestion, or fun new product that you’re using!