One of the most requested tutorials is one for eye brows, so how better to show you how to do it than do it in a video?I am fussy about doing my own, and it is one thing that is always part of my daily beauty routine. See, mine never grew back properly after losing them twice with 2 rounds of chemo therapy. Throw in Menopause and I am left with only a few strands.
I was introduced about 12months ago to Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade and I have to admit, I had a little bit of trouble getting used to the product. The trick is to use the tiniest little bit on the brush and layer rather than trying to do it in one hit. I love it now. It is smudge and waterproof and I can make my eyebrows look natural or bold, whatever I feel like.
The brush is important too. I am up to my second Anastasia Beverly Hills double sided brush. The first one’s spooley (the mascara type brush) fell out after 8 months, and the hairs on the fine slanted edge have separated a little. I now use it to apply the concealer around the brow to tidy the edges. I have tried many different brushes since this first one, but nothing compares to the stiffness and fine edge of the Anastasia Beverly Hills one.
You will see that I use the slanted edge in a couple of different ways:
- the sharp edge can create fine brush strokes to recreate hair.
- using the slanted edge to create outline and then pushing it up and down to fill in the brow
- using softer pressure on the inner corners of the brows and that way having a more gradient look to the brow, soft colour going in to stronger on the tail.
The look is a preference, I like defined brows. I would even take them stronger for a night out. Enjoy the video – there are no filters, no covering up and just a warning extreme close ups coming up! Oh and if swearing offends you, turn the sound down. If it doesn’t bother you, enjoy this great tune by Flume. Step by step instructions below the video.
- ^Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown – shop it HERE
- ^Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush no 7 – shop it HERE
- Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer SC-5 shop it HERE
Step by step instructions:
- Apply eyebrows AFTER foundation
- Brush brows down with the spooled end
- Take a small amount of Dipbrow on the brush and wipe on the back of the hand to ensure the brush is evenly covered with no blobs. I use the back of the hand as a palette and dip my brush in there to add a little more. What I have used here is enough for one eyebrow
- Use the slanted edge and start from about 1/4 way in and outline the eyebrow. I like to define the lower line more than the upper line.
- To fill in place the slanted edge on the lower outline and push up to fill in the brow.
- Do the same from the upper outline: place slant on outline and drag down
- Only when there is hardly anything left on the brush I start to fill in the start of the brow with very little pressure. I like to leave the inner corners soft so it doesn’t appear to be too “boxy”
- Brush with spooley to even out the pomade.
- When the brows are filled in, I like to define the lower line a little more and darken the tails. Check your work and fill in any gaps.
- Brush over with spooley, concentrating on the inner corner of the brow to soften the edges.
- With a clean brush I use my concealer and clean up the edges, blending after with a soft fluffy brush.
There are some other brands that are excellent that do a great job. Ardell Brow Pomade is another FANTASTIC product, which I have tried out. Unfortunately the colour wasn’t right for me (I had the medium brown where I probably should have had the Dark Brown) but the texture and staying power is just as good as the ABH. The price is very attractive, AND it comes with its own brush! Buy it HERE
The other one I have heard great reports about, but haven’t tried myself is the CHI CHI Brow Pomade. Buy it HERE
Instead of my concealer I sometimes use the ^Pro Pencil by Anastasia Beverly Hills, it makes cleaning up those edges a breeze! Buy it HERE
This is just one method of doing eyebrows, of course there are other products. There are pencils, powders, waxes and felt tips. I think I have them all, and use them on different occasions. I have done a very early review on the Ardell Brow Defining Kit (still love this!) and also the Benefit Gimme Brow (still a favourite!)
What is your favourite product/method for your eyebrows?
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Til next time,