Eyebrows are a huge part of my makeup routine and I really like to make sure that my brows are neat, groomed and pencilled in. Brows are so important to your makeup look as they help to frame your face and can really make or break your look if you don’t get them just right. As you’ll know if you read my blog regularly, I had my eyebrows cosmetically tattooed on back in 2013 and I still regard it as the best decision I could have made for my face. (You can read more about this here).
When I had my brows tattooed, I opted for a natural hairstroke brow which means the tattoo is so natural and fine that I have the option to wear a fresh ‘no makeup’ brow or use a pencil to add more definite and depth. In this post, I’m going to share one of my favourite ways to define my brows with you, and the best part is, you can achieve the same look with just one product!
So, my favourite method for getting a lovely, sharp defined brow is to use an eyebrow pencil. My current favourite is the No7 Beautiful Eyebrows Pencil in Brown which is available from Boots. I love this pencil as the tip is nice and firm but soft enough to create a brow that looks defined but not like you’ve just gone on in there with a sharpie and had a field day. The other great thing about this pencil is that it has a spoolie on the other end so you can comb out the brows and shape and soften as you go. The perfect two-in-one brow saviour!
Here are my tips on how to create the perfect brow with the No7 Perfect Eyebrows pencil:
- Make sure to wax, thread or tweeze any stray hairs that don’t fall into the shape you’d like for your brows
- If like me, your have fair brow hairs that you’d prefer to be darker and more defined, use a soft tint every few weeks
- Brush brows upwards and outwards with a spoolie to make sure all brow hairs are facing in the same direction and brows are neat and groomed ready for filling in
- Start on the underneath of the brows and fill in gently with pencil to your desired shape – keep the colour lighter to the inner corner of the brow for a more natural look and concentrate the colour on the outer tail of the brow
- Draw in the upper line of your brows and define your arch as needed
- Brush the colour through with a spoolie as you go to avoid harsh blocks of colour along the way
- Fill in the inside of the brow lines you have created using soft, feathery strokes to the depth you desire
What’s your favourite brow product?
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