Eyebrows speak louder than words!!
I never leave home without doing my eyebrows except it’s an emergency. The brows frame the face so it is of utmost importance to get them groomed right because they can transform the face dramatically in a good or bad way.
I was tempted to put up some pictures of bad eyebrows that have been circulating on social media for quite a while but I decided not to for fear of being sued, lol.
I must say sincerely, eyebrow grooming can be a tough nut to crack but with constant practice and persistence it will become a walk in the park.
I have always been particular about eyebrows since high school, I think that’s how I discovered my passion for beauty and makeup.Recently my childhood friend Marvey reminded me how I always observed people’s eyebrows way back in high school and talked to her about how they can be groomed properly but she was so so not interested, lol.
Anyway back to the topic of the day. I will be sharing with you the tools needed for eyebrow grooming and step by step tips on how to get that perfect brow shape. I will also take it a bit further by showing further steps used to achieve a bold defined eyebrow look when you want to step up your makeup for occasions, parties and nights out.
For Basic eyebrow grooming you need the following tools
1. Spoolie brush or mascara wand .
3. Eyebrow pencil
4. Manicure scissors
For intense defined brows you will need to add the following tools
6. Brow gel/ Brow Genius
7. Eyeliner brush
8. Concealer (one shade lighter than your skin tone).
First you need to determine where your eyebrows should begin, where it should arch and where it should end. The pictures below provide a description of this.
To get started,use the spoolie brush, brush brow hair backwards so they all lay flat.
Next, sharpen your pencil using a sharpener so it looks like this.
A blunt and tired pencil is a NO NO it will get your brows no were. It won’t let your brows be great, lol.
Using your sharpened pencil, start underneath the point were your brows are meant to start as shown in the image above, draw a line continuously taking note of your iris so you do not miss your arch. As soon as you get to the arch start descending until you reach the point were the brows should stop.
Repeat the same process on top of the brows until the line above joins the one
below. Now your brows are half complete.
You will notice the brows between the two lines look quite sparse so you need to fill it in with the pencil until you are satisfied with the way it looks.
Now we need to remove stray hairs from the bottom and top of the brows so it looks completely clean.
Use a spoolie brush to brush brow hair upwards. The hair that shows up above your pencil line should be trimmed off using the manicure scissors.
Also, all stray hair beneath the pencil line should be tweezed off.
After this your brows will look more defined and you should have the perfect shape you desire.
For a more defined look, simply repeat the process of filling the brows using a brow gel. A brow gel lasts much longer and most times has a stronger pigment than pencils. I used the BM PRO brow gel (Audrey) which comes with its own brow brush and I must say this product is simply amazing.
It makes my brows look great all the time. Another popular Brow gel created by a brow genius Anastasia Beverly hills is the ABH brow pomade.
It is a fantastic product as well but I think BM PRO brow gel gives the same effect if not even better and it’s much cheaper. So let’s support an African brand!
After filling your brows use an eyeliner brush and a concealer to line underneath and above your brows.
Use a concealer one shade lighter than your skin because the idea is to highlight your brows and make it stand out.
Blend concealer properly till it blends out with your skin.
Apply the rest of your makeup and you are good to go!
Congratulations eyebrow genius!!!
Sleek eyebrow pencil purchased at Nakumatt Nairobi @500ksh
Bmpro brow genius purchased at BM PRO store Lagos @ N2,500
Anastasia Beverly hills brow pomade purchased at www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com @
Brushes, sharpener, tweezers purchased at www.elf.com @ $2 each
Concealer purchased at super duper cosmetics green house mall Nairobi.
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