Monday, November 12, 2012

How To Define Your Eyebrows


It’s another Monday readers and with it comes another Manic Makeup Monday question from a TME reader. So Happy Monday my lovelies and let’s get to this Monday’s question!

Today’s Manic Makeup Monday question comes from Makeup Examiner reader Elspeth G. of Bat Yam, Israel. Elspeth asks: “How can I make my eyebrows look nice? What is the best way to [define] them?”

The Makeup Examiner picked this specific question because well-defined brows are very in at the moment and quite frankly; nicely groomed brows are ALWAYS in! Taking the time to learn how to groom your eyebrows and a little extra time integrating eyebrow definition into your makeup routine is time well spent. A nicely defined eyebrow frames your eyes, making your eyes look open, fresh and polished. Bottom line, a well-groomed eyebrow is the finishing touch to a perfect makeup routine.


Items Needed:
  • Tweezers
  • Eyebrow Comb
  • Flat-Tipped Eyebrow Brush
  • Eyebrow Pencil
  • Eyebrow Shadow
  • Clear Mascara
  • Brow Highlighter
First, you need to groom your brows. This is where a lot of women make big mistakes by over grooming their brows. And the sucky part of constantly plucking or waxing your brows is that you can permanently remove hair from that area. I recommend that you stick with the natural shape of your brow and remove stray hairs from below, above and in between your eyebrows.

Begin by brushing out your eyebrows with eyebrow comb or an old, clean toothbrush. Brush the hairs straight up and then brush them along the natural shape of your eyebrow arch. Remove any stray hairs with tweezers.

Next, grab your eyebrow pencil; you’ll want to get a pencil one shade lighter then your natural eyebrow hair color because your adding pigment and you can end up with very unnatural looking eyebrows. Lightly draw a line from the inside of your brow to mid-point, or for those with sparse brows to the end. Do not draw in your eyebrows in a single stroke. Use a light feather motion to achieve a natural look.

Then grab a flat tipped eyebrow brush and “fill in” your brow with eyebrow powder, which again, should be one shade lighter then your natural brow hair color and apply the eyebrow powder only to the hairs, not to the skin, using a light feathering motion. Using your eyebrow comb, gently remove any excess powder. Finally, to set your eyebrows, gently and sparingly applying clear mascara. To add even more definition to your eyebrows, apply highlighting powder to your brow bone.

Yes, it takes practice to achieve a natural, defined look. But be patient because this makeup lesson is one you’ll want to master! 

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