A lot of people comment on my eyebrows — and I don’t mean that in a ‘braggy’ way at all, but it’s true. I do get a lot of compliments on them, so I wanted to share the wealth + my
vast very little, and self-taught, knowledge about eyebrows.
In all honesty, though, I do pride myself on my brows. I truly do believe that eyebrows are the cornerstone of a person’s face; they frame the eyes, help you express yourself, and we’d just look REALLY weird without them.
I have a set of brow maintenance rules that I abide by in order to keep them tamed — because nobody likes unruly brows –and there are only TWO I believe should be followed at all times:
- Maintenance is key! — pluck any little random hairs daily to keep your brows looking clean between clean-up’s. If you have to tweeze out more than three-five stray hairs, it’s time to get them cleaned up.
- Don’t go tweezer-crazy! — less is more. Your natural brow shape is DESIGNED for your face, so use it!
WHAT I USE
ShadowSense is my FAVORITE product to use in my brows. It’s water-resistant, blends out SO nicely, looks natural AF + is also loaded with SenePlex complex (so your the skin under your brows is actually getting skincare benefits)! It’s super pigmented so a little bit will go a long way, and because it’s cream to powder — HELLO NO SHATTER IF YOU DROP IT!
There are four colors that (in my opinion) are perfect for brows: Moca Java, Garnet, Smoked Topaz + Onyx.
If you find that none of these are your color, SURPRISE!! — you can MIX COLORS TOGETHER!
For brunettes with a more red undertone, a little dab of Onyx will deepen Garnet into your ideal shade. If you’re blonde, but more on the strawberry side, a smidge of Garnet will slightly warm up Moca Java. The versatility of this product still astounds me to this day.
WHAT I DO
Like the title of this post states, there are FIVE STEPS I follow:
✔︎ use a spooli to comb them into their natural shape
✔︎ using an angle brush, outline the bottom of your brow
✔︎ using that same brush, outline the top of your brow
✔︎ fill in any remaining spots, making sure to define + outline the outer edge
✔︎ brush your spooli through to soften them for a more natural-looking finish
I’ve been doing this little routine for so long, I’ve pretty much gotten it down to a science. There’s minimal effort, and because I’m using the natural shape of my brows, there’s no second guessing or extra work involved in having to carve out a new shape (or alter the one you already have into something unnatural)!
If you’re still a little confused, watch this LIVE tutorial I filmed: