March 14, 2013

How I fill in my eyebrows - requested

Lately I've had a lot of nice comments about my eyebrows which I find ironic as my brows are my least favourite part of my face - actually no, my nose is my least favourite part as I've broken it in a childhood fall, but brows come a close 2nd in terms of things-I'd-like-to-change-about-my-face. But none the less, thank you everyone for making me feel good about my eyebrows. The thing that's different lately is I've been using both a pencil and a powder to fill them in and here's how I do it.

This post is purely about how I fill in my eyebrows, and not how I shape them. I normally just shape them myself with tweezers trying to stick to the golden ratio rule. Anyway, moving to how I fill them in.

First, lets look at the obligatory before and after image shall we?

How horrific are my natural brows, right? I have patchy brows which means using just a powder will not give me a precise line, so I draw my desired shape then go over it with powder eyeshadow to make it look natural.



How I fill in my brows

That's it! As an optional step you can apply clear brow gel to seal the look in place and reduce the brow makeup from rubbing off. I don't generally apply brow gel unless it's a very hot day and I don't want to sweat off my brows!


The finished look



Products used
  • Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Black/Brown - I have been using this for years and I hope they don't discontinue it. I love it because it's not too creamy. The slightly dry texture makes it easy to draw a precise line and the handy brush on the lid is actually quite useful to comb unruly lashes back into place. 
  • Matte brown eyeshadow - I mainly use Inglot eyeshadow in #363 but any matte cool brown shadow will do as long as it's good quality and doesn't have fallout.
  • Small brush - There are some good eyebrow brushes out there, but the one I use is actually a lip brush. It's got stiff bristles and the shape makes it easy for me to draw on my brows. 

I hope you found this mini tutorial useful, and once again if there's a tutorial you'd like me to do just let me know!


25 comments :

  1. Wow loved the difference. Thanx for the tutorial :)

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  2. They look so natural, love it! xx

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  3. You sure do make them good:) and your not even using the angled eye brow brush. Thanks for sharing. xx

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    1. I can't really work with the angled eye brow brush, the straight brush works better for me :)

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  4. This is such a great tutorial! x

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  5. Great tutorial your brows look great!

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  6. Your brows look gorgeous Lilit! Never tried a brow gel before but am interested in getting one. I do find that my eye brow powder fades off through the day.

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  7. I also use a pencil and powder because I like it more and it sets better! Great after pictures (:

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  8. wow i use the same tools:) Rimmel brow pencil is great to fill the gaps.thanks for sharing xx

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  9. I do mine exactly the same way, I even use the same pencil xx

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    1. It's a great pencil isn't it? I hope they never discontinue it! xx

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  10. The end result is amazing!! It's crazy how much filling in your eyebrows can change a look! Love it, great tutorial!

    xoxo Mandy

    sparkleonyourvanity.blogspot.com

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    1. I know right? Brows make such a big difference to a look. If only my natural brows would get thicker so I didnt have to fake it!

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  11. Great tutorial! It really frames your face perfectly when you fill them in!

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    1. Eyebrows are so important, I just wish mine were better naturally. But oh well, I'll just fake it :)

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  12. Well explained! Like the idea of framing the brows with a pen first. Will try it out for sure. Thanks!
    Catherine xo
    www.pearlsandcaramel.com

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    1. Thank you, the pencil makes it much easier to fill in later.

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  13. I never would've thought that your natural brows were like that because your brows always look so good! Thanks for the tips, I'm going to give this a try!

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    1. Yep I've got pretty bad brows so I fake it! LOL

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  14. Lilit, I'd never ever in my life thought that THOSE eyebrows are not just your eyebrows. Hmmm... What I'm trying to say is that I saw you so many times and didn't even noticed the makeup. It's a compliment to your skills and.. eyebrows!

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    1. Thanks babe, over the years I've jut become good at faking it! My natural brows were always sparse, so I had to learn to camouflage the patchiness!

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