Beautifully shaped eyebrows are just as important as the make-up technique you worked so hard to master. My personal preference is to start with my eyebrows first. I will use a brow pencil and concealer as the technique in this tutorial. This version is universal and you can perform it on any brow shape or thickness. Don’t worry about not having a freshly waxed (or in my case threaded) brow.
Items I Used:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brunette/Dark Brown Perfect Brow Pencil/Brush Duo (Retail $22)
- MAC Cosmetics NW40 Select Cover-Up Concealer (Retail $17 )
- MAC Cosmetics #263 Small Angled Brush (Retail $18) Note: I use this brush to shape my brow with concealer.
- [Optional] Anastasia Beverly Hills Espresso Tinted Brow Gel (Retail $21 ) Note: I use this to set my brows.
- [Optional] MAC Cosmetics #208 Angled Brow Brush (Retail $19.50) Note: I use this brush to fill my brow when I opt to use powder (instead of filling my brows with a pencil).
- [Optional] MAC Cosmetics #226 Duo Fibre Blending Brush (Retail: $30) Note: I use this brush to blend in the concealer.
- [Optional] Milani Medium Brow Fix Kit (Retail $6) Note: I use this kit when filling my brow with powder instead of the pencil.
Start by using your pencil to draw your desired under arch from the inner-brow toward the outer-brow (Reference Diagram: Point B to Point E).
Use your brow pencil to create your upper arch with your desired thickness. Again, start from the inner-brow toward the outer-brow (Reference Diagram: Point B to Point E).
Fill-in your brow using your pencil. You can also use brow powder and an angled brush. (Tip: Try not to be heavy-handed or the result will be drastically dark eyebrows)
Use your eyebrow brush to blend and smooth-out harsh pencil/powder lines.
Pay special attention to the inner-brow. Buff and blend to smooth-out harsh pencil/powder lines.
Dab a little concealer onto your angled brow brush. Shape your under arch by drawing a line with the angled brow brush. This technique is very important for thicker brows or unruly hairs.
In a downward motion smooth and blend the concealer. (Tip: An angled blending brush works perfect as a second step. Blend in a right to left, left to right motion in the shape of your brow.)
Complete the same steps to your upper arch.
Be sure to blend the concealer into your skin. I like to finish with a brow gel because it keeps the hairs in place. Here is the pre-foundation & eye shadow look:
Remember, you control the thickness and the arch. Practice until you find your perfect brow.