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Welcome back to day four of the makeup kit building series. This has been a fun journey and I’m stoked with all of the eyes that have read this and found it helpful!
In the last 3 days we have covered 3 different areas of a makeup kit that are crucial to have. I have linked the different posts below so feel free to skip around.
Of course, you don’t need everything that we talked about and I 100% recommend you do what makes you feel best. Makeup is all about bringing out your most confident self.
Today we’re jumping into eyebrows, aka the frames of ya face! This is a get down how you live topic and again please do what you feel best in.
I want to make it clear that I’m not trying to push anyone one way or another but more of aiming to give you information for you to take and apply to your routine.
Now you’re probably thinking eyebrows please so i’m going to get to it!
What products can you use?
Since eyebrows have become so popular its only normal to have a ton of products to cater to eyebrows. There are four main types of products out there. Pencil, Powder, Pomade and Gel.
What is it used for: With pencils think of refining and filling. The goal of adding to the eyebrow is to fill in sparse areas or like in my case gain length.
Pencils are going to offer you more of a hair like look no matter what shape of eyebrow you have.
After Trying powders, and gels the pencil is a must have in your beauty collection. You can control the intensity more easily with a pencil depending on how its applied.
How To Apply
When applying eyebrows with a pencil keep precision in mind. You want to keep a light hand and not push down so hard. Follow the shape of your current eyebrow shape and use light strokes.
I always shape out the bottom of the eyebrow first and use that as a guide. Try to get a pencil with the brush at the end so you can comb the product through your brow after you’ve applied it.
What to use it for: I like to think of the powder as more of a filler. When applied it gives the brows a more full, and defined look.
I have tried to use just a powder and when I did it that way my eyebrows would be gone by the end of the day, thanks to my oily skin. This can be avoided if you apply a eyebrow gel on top, ELF has a great one that wont break the bank.
How to Apply
With powder you will need two things to get a natural look. The right brush and the right color of powder.
The brush you should use should be stiff and dense so you can apply the powder in a more structured way. Here’s what I’m talking about if you look at the hair part of the brush its dense and at an angle, winner : )
Like the pencil, you want to be light handed with it. Start at the bottom sweep the powder over your eyebrow until you have reached the shape you desire.
*Don’t be intimidated when it comes to the powder and don’t overlook it. Powder products are the easiest to work with. You can control the amount you put on, and fixing mistakes is super easy and wont ruin the rest of your makeup.
What is it used for: Holding the hairs in place. Think of this one as the gel or hairspray for your brows. For those that has thick brows this will help keep your hairs in place for more of a clean look.
I use this after I applied my powder to keep everything in place. There is both clear and tinted gels, if you go the tinted route it will give the same affect as a powder. The tinted can be thought of as a powder and gel combined. It looks like mascara for the brows and will save flimsy brows.
How to Apply
This is pretty simple and you cant go wrong with a gel. I like to comb the front of my eyebrows up and the tail of the brow to give a more finished look. All you have to do it comb your existing hairs with the gel and you’re done.
What is it used for: More definition somewhat like a gel. Some difference here are pomades are not as firming but will give a more in depth texture and a little bit of hold.
This is the go to for many and can be easy to apply. This is one that I would definitely recommend a light handed application. It is super easy to get carried away with a pomade. I stay away from this product its to dark for the look I go for.
How to Apply
You will need a brush for this as well. Same as the powder brush you want a defined brush. A little goes a long way and you can always build up if you’d like more definition.
I personally love eyebrows and have come a long way personally. There is one video that changed my eyebrow game for the best and what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share?
This video by denitslava is life changing and to make things even better she recently updated this tutorial.
Let me know what you think, did this help you at all and have you checked out the second version of the video above?
Thank you for hanging with me and I look forward to seeing what everyone thought!