Friday, 27 January 2012

Eyebrows Penciling or Shading

Brow powders or powder eyeshadow:
Use shades that closely match the colour of your brow, choose a soft-textured matte powder and apply with a soft wedge brush or a thin liner brush. Begin application in the center of the brow and work outward toward the brow tip then back toward the beginning of the brow. Use short, light strokes between the brow hairs, and apply a bit more pressure (for stronger colour) when defining the underside of the brow. Use a spooly to soften the color and groom the brow. For unruly brows, a clear brow gel may be applied to keep hairs in place. Alternately, you may apply a bit of hairspray to the spooly, and comb this through the brow for hold and control. Using brow powders are recommended for those who have light eyebrows.

Eyebrow pencils: Are a standard way to fill in brows but many can produce a greasy, hard look or matte the brow hair, so make sure you use a pencil that has a smooth, light texture and soft, dry finish. If penciling doesn’t look absolutely natural, don’t do it. Using eyebrow pencils are for those who have thick and dark eyebrows but need help with filling in gaps. Follow the same application technique described under brow powders when using an eyebrow pencil. Keep in mind that most brow pencils deposit stronger colour than a powder, so take care to use a light touch. If you apply too much colour, soften the effect with a Q-Tip that has been dipped in makeup remover or run it through with a spooly. Do not apply eyebrow pencil too close to the inner brow (near the nose). Adding more than a bit of colour here tends to create a too-strong or angry-looking brow.

We personally love and highly recommend: Mac's brow tool in ultra-natural brown, Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo and Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil. Your eyebrow pencil colour must match your hair colour if you want a natural effect. 

1 comment:

  1. Great tips id like to try the mac pencil..


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