20 January 2016

Guide to Brow Make Up


Guide to - eyebrow make up - brows - eyebrow pencil - eyebrow powder - eyebrow pens - eyebrow liner - eyebrow pomades - eyebrow products - how to - which should I use


Whether you're into bold and natural or defined and arched there is no denying brows are still the in thing. I personally don't think there is one style to suit all. Its all about what you like and what suits you best. You can find out more about my personal brow views here.

No matter what style or shape you go for, brows make a big difference to our faces. So since we all tweezer and tweezer to get our ideal brow. the beauty market has become awash with every brow product you can imagine. It can become slightly overwhelming to decide what products you actually need and what they actually do. Today I'm going to be looking at the different types of brow filling products available and how they can help you get the brows of your dreams.

Eyebrow Pencils

The original brow product used to define your hairs and add a light colour to the hairs. Perfect for brow beginners as they are easiest to use, however not the greatest for those with over plucked hairs as it can be hard to get a natural hair look on the skin, unless the nibs are really thin. They come in a variety of shades from light blonde to black. Although even those with really dark hair should really stick to darkest brown. Black can look harsh and unnatural. Look for a easy to blend and slightly, not too hard or crumbly.

use small light strokes to fill in your brows and use a small brush or spoolie to disperse the product through the hairs.


Eyebrow Powders

Great for giving a natural softer look, although you need a steady hand and a thin small angle brush to create a hair like finish. Fabulous for creating a natural yet defined look. Chose a shade ever so slightly lighter than your own hair shades to stop a draw on look. They come in a variety of shades but always stick to matte shades, you can even use a matte eyeshadow if you find the right shade.

Use a small angled brush in small stroking motion to give the impression of hairs on any areas where hairs are sparse and lightly in the same motion over the rest of your brows.


Eyebrow Gels

Amazing for keeping brows in place. If you have natural fantastic brows and just want to stop them becoming unruly this is the product for you. Tinted gels are perfect for adding a extra hint of colour and giving them brows some extra definition. Use gels with added fibres to help add thickness to your hairs. I wouldn't recommend this for those of us wanting to create a new shape or for over plucked brows.

Most come with mascara wands style applicators remove excess then comb through your brows.


Eyebrow Pomades/Waxes

Without doubt my favourite way of filling in brows. there tends to be not as much colour variety as with pencils and powders but they are still relatively new to the market. The colour pay off is second to none as is their lasting time. Can be slightly hard to work with so I'd recommend some practice before trying this on a night out. A brilliant way to fill those sparse or bald areas.

These come in a little pots filled with the waxy formula. Use a small thin angled brush and wipe off any excess product as a little really does go a long way. Using a light hand draw along the bottom of your eyebrow then with a spoolie disperse the product through the brow. Then use light feathery strokes to fill in any areas with less hair. Try to focus the most defined and filled in area at the arch and tail to give a more flattering finish.


Eyebrow Pens/ Liners

Another slightly newer to the market product is Eyebrow pens and eyebrow liners. They are much like felt eyeliners they have thin and easy to work with nibs. They come in a range of finishes from quite sheer to really opaque so you can pick the pigmentation you desire. Always opt for the thinner nibs as these will give you the most natural hair like look. These tend to be really long lasting as well so great for lasting all day.

These are much like pencils but with a more workable liquid or gel formula. Perfect for creating thin hair like strokes, use like a pencil with a light hand a small strikes.


I really hope this helped you make sense of the different products you can use to fill in your eyebrows and which products might work best for you. If you're anything like me you will like to mix and match your brow products depending on how you want your brows to look each day. What products do you use to fill in your brows? Will you be trying out any new products after reading this post? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of love,
Laura x





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