Brow 101 | Brows 2 Ways!
It’s truly the age of brows! How different I look when I go from sparse to fuller brows with the flick of a pencil! Back in the day, brows didn’t exist on my face and if you’re a gal in your 30’s then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about! Here, I’ll show you two methods of filling your brows – simply pick what suits you, alter the shade to your brow colour and fill in to create the enhanced look you desire!
Brow 1 | Fill your brows with wax and pencil!
You can use the wax mixed with shadow to enhance the shape and colour – the wax is first and foremost used to set the brow and keep that shape you want. Brush your brows up and over to your temples to get the shape correct, then start to fill in using a sharpened pencil concentrating more to the outer tips of the brows, feathering upward as you move in toward the larger part of your brow nearing your nose.
♥ Kerry Loves ♥
♥ MAC Brow Pencil in STUD – €18.50 Brown Thomas
You can achieve a beautiful feathered natural brow, in any shade with these fab pencils from MAC.
♥ Wax Pencil from Sigma – see below info on the Sigma Brow Kit
♥ MAC Brow Finisher is alternative – €18.50 Brown Thomas
Brow 2 | Fill your brows with gel and shadow!
Using a clear gel/mascara on your brows will finish and set your brows in place all day – fabulous for unruly brows! However, here’s my little pro-tip…use it before and complete one brow at a time in full.
Apply to one, and when still wet, taking your brow angle brush and shadow, and begin to feather in the gaps. I tend to work on my outer brow first and the mix of shadow darkens in the wet gel giving fabulous definition. Then feather the remainder of the shadow on your brush, (or a lighter shadow) inward towards your nose for a softer natural brow.
♥ Kerry Loves ♥
♥ Wet n’ Wild – Brow Gel – €3.99 cheap and cheerful! Available in Pharmacies Nationwide and Penneys and Dunnes Stores!
♥ Sigma Brow Expert Kit – available in various shades for all brow colours – $49.00
I bought this kit on a trip to NY last Spring – it’s lasted me ages! It has a wax pencil, brow duo shadow, duo highlighter, plus trimming scissors and a fab set of tweezers! I LOVE this set! Items can be bought separately so check out their website!
Please Note: they ship to Ireland – beware of additional customs charges. Most other brands such as Rimmel, Maybelline etc all have their own version of the brow sets, so have a hunt around and see what suits your preference!
Use a slightly darker shade (pencil/powder) on fair brows | Use a slightly lighter shade on dark haired brows (minimises a heavy over powering brow line)
PS – if you have an eye shadow in a colour/colours that suit, it’s the SAME THING as brow shadow – no need to purchase if you already have an eye shadow in a tone that will fill your brows!