A video on how I personally groom and fill my eyebrows, as I generally wiz through the brows in my tutorials. I employ a slightly different shape and shade depending on the brow, but this might be helpful to those who like a full and natural brow.
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Eyebrow Smackdown (quick reviews on some brow products I’ve used)
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Hello, everyone. Welcome back. Today, I'm doing a video on how I personally groom and fill in my eyebrows. Now I approach everyone's eyebrows a little bit differently. There is no one technique or one size fits all but at the very least you might get some ideas. I'm going to voiceover the grooming portion of this video to minimize the possibility of me taking a tweezer to my eyeball. So I groom my brows myself. I really take my time. I start with a lot of combing and brushing to understand what's going on.
I then trim my brows – not much, just a few millimeters because my actual brow hairs can get really long. I like to do the trimming first before I do anything else because it immediately makes my brows look less unruly. So I don't need to tweeze quite as much and that's the aim of my game – avoid tweezing where possible. I do a little tweezing though as you can now see, just the stray hairs underneath the arch really. I'm using a pair of Tweezerman Tweezers and these are a little bit pricy for something so basic like tweezers. But trust me, there is absolutely a difference and they are absolutely worth it.
Finally, I use a brow razor to catch any fine or blonde hairs. Now, normally waxing or threading would address this but I can't seem to do either. I break out in quite a strange rash. So if you have delicate skin like mine and you can't tolerate waxing or threading, brow razors are really good option. My favorite brow razor is by Make Up Store. I think it seems really sturdy and well made and it doesn't drag on the skin but what I will say about brow razors is it's very easy to make mistakes. So I wouldn't recommend actually shaping your brows with them, but they're good for quick clean ups. I also take that razor between my brows really carefully. And that's pretty much all I do for grooming.
Okay, so now my brows are groomed. I've put a little bit of concealer just under the arch. I wouldn't normally do that but my brows look really red and really angry so just to conceal that a bit. Now today to fill in my brows, I'm going to be using the SUQQU Brow Pen. I love this product because it creates most realistic illusion of brow hairs that I've encountered in any brow product. Now whether I'm using pen or pencil or powder, the motions, the technique and the shade are identical.
Okay, let's quickly talk about shade. The shade that I'm using today is moss green. But don't be alarmed. It's not actually green, it's more of an ashy gray. I just prefer ashy brow colors on myself. Naturally, I have quite ashy brunette hair and I think it's the worst thing when you step out in to the sunlight and your brows turn a funny shade of orange which can happen if you're using quite a warm brow color.
That being said, make up is 99% preference and you just choose whatever you feel is most harmonious to your coloring. Another thing to keep in mind is your natural brow shape and what you like your brows to be. So for example, my brows are naturally quite short and they have a very steep downward angle to my tail, I always say try to keep as close to your natural brow shape as you can but minor alterations can be made. So with me, I actually tried to flatten out my brow and I do that by starting at the arch and extending this area here. And I'm just using really feather light strokes in the direction that my hair grows. Now what you'll see a lot of on YouTube is the technique where you line the perimeter of your brows and then fill it in. I think that that looks awesome on some people but I think on me, it seems to overwhelm my features. I have quite small features. So do whatever you feel is best but this gives more of a soft kind of effect. Lots of little fine feather like strokes.
So instead of coming down at the angle at which my brow actually comes, I'm going to push all these hairs up and see how far I can extend that tail outwards. I think it's really important to every few minutes just step back and look at your eyebrows from a distance just to make sure that you don't go overboard. So I always want my tail to be a little bit longer than it is so I lightly extend.
So when you're filling in your brows, some people like to brush them upward, some downwards, it really comes down again to personal preference. What I do is I actually push the hairs of the body sideways and then the tail I push outwards. And again this is because I'm trying to create the illusion of a more flatter brow so I straighten the body and flick the tail out. Okay, so at this point, I have filled in the other half of my brow. I've made the tail a little bit crisper and I've flattened it a little bit. Now normally, I wouldn't fill in this portion of my brow in a half. I was lucky enough that when I grew back my eyebrows that all came back pretty thick and I don't have any serious bald sports.
So generally I just leave it be. But if I want to get really technical, then I would take a bit of brow powder and just brush that through very lightly. I find that brow pens don't fare very well in the innermost portion of the brow because they just look a little bit blocky. Okay, so I'm pretty happy with how that's looking right now. To set my brows today, I'm going to be using some hair spray and a clean spooly. I like using hair spray because it's very lightweight and it doesn't make the brows look loaded with products, but it still does a great job at keeping them in place throughout the day.
Okay, so I've gone ahead and I've filled in my other eyebrow in much the same way. The last topic that I wanted to cover is brow asymmetry. So nobody's brows are exactly identical. For example, I know that my left eyebrow is slightly lower than my right and it's even more angular. My philosophy on this is get your brows looking their best individually. Getting them to look identical I think is a bit of an impossible feat especially because they're likely positioned on your head differently. Nobody really notices but if you'd like make a few minor alternations, you can. What I do with my left eyebrow is I add a few extra strokes just on the arch to make it appear a little bit higher and a little bit more level with my other brow. But normally I would say just get them looking their best individually because nobody really notices.
So that pretty much completes my brow routine. Today, I've gone for sort of a polish brow but my brows do change depending on the look that I'm trying to achieve, my mood of the day, even the season but essentially the technique stays the same. If you have any questions about brows in general, then you can either leave them in the comment section below or hit me up on any of my social media. I love to chat to you guys. I hope you'll have a wonderful day and I'll see you very soon. B-bye.
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