13, 04, 2016

Eyebrow Essentials

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Eyebrows are absolute essentials now a days. When I look back at pictures of me from high school, I wonder how I ever got away with not doing my brows and proceed to cringe for a good minute.

Brows frame our face, so it’s absolutely vital to master the art of filling in brows! It’s definitely not something that you learn over night, and it takes a lot of practice and trial and error to figure out the right shape for you. There are lots of online videos to show you the proper ways to fill in and shape your brows to your liking, but I’d like to share with you my essentials in my eyebrow routine! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo Powder in Ebony

Anastasia is well known for their eyebrow products because they really work! They’re definitely worth the splurge. I’ve had this powder for nearly two years now, and I haven’t even hit pan. The brow powders have great color selections so you’ll definitely find a match for your hair color. I’d recommend this powder to people with oily skin. I have dry skin, and I find that the powder doesn’t apply onto my skin well or stay on long unless I wear foundation or a primer underneath. But when I do, it’s perfect!

Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer

A primer is by no means essential to an eyebrow routine. But like I said, I do have dry skin, and there are definitely days that I don’t feel like wearing foundation. Applying a little bit of primer around my eyebrows helps the brow powder apply more naturally and stay on so much longer!

ELF Clear Brow & Lash Mascara

This brow mascara is definitely a holy grail item for me. I’ve use the Maybelline Great Lash Brow Gel in the past and found it didn’t really hold my brow hairs in place. But this lash mascara really sets my hairs and powder perfectly! At $2 a tube, it’s a steal!

ELF Eyelash and Brow Wand

A brow wand/spoolie is definitely a must so that you can groom your hairs before applying any product. A spoolie also helps to blend any product more evenly to give you natural looking brows. Most eyebrow pencils come with spoolies on the other end, but ELF’s spoolies are great and they’re only $1!

ELF Small Angled Brush

A small angled brush is absolutely necessary to apply powders or gels to your eyebrows. They give precision and create fine lines to create fake hairs. I do not recommend this brush because it’s much thicker than a normal small angled brush. I had this brush in my collection already though, and didn’t want to spend more money on a new brush. It ended up taking me 2 years to master using this brush for my brows, but I managed. Having a thicker brush makes it hard to create the sharp tail most desire. I’d recommend finding a brush that is dense but can create fine lines.

Q-Tips

What’s makeup without Q-Tips! I use Q-tips all the time to fix little mistakes on my brows. Especially since I use a thicker brush to apply powder, I heavily rely on Q-Tips to help clean up the tail of my eyebrows.

Hopefully some of the products I use might interest you! What do you use for your eyebrows?




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