Tuesday, August 28, 2012

'How To" Tuesday

Hey everyone it's "how to" Tuesday... Hope everyone is having a good week so far. :) This week I am doing a how to change the look of your face just by filling in your eyebrows. When you are going to fill in your eyebrows there are alot of choices. Here are a few that I own.
for this "how to" though I used my old faithful

I just purchased the Anastasia Kit this past weekend so I will be doing a full review on it soon. I have been filling my brow in FOREVER now because they are super thin. I used to use a very light brown kohl pencil until I went to my first MAC counter. I still remember that day, makeup life as I knew it was over lol. I have been primarily using MAC corduroy and the #263 brush for about 12 years. I have switched it up a few times though, sometimes I get in a brow rut! I'm kinda in one now that's why I purchased the Anastasia Kit.
Now, even if you are blessed with perfect eyebrows I still believe that filling them in lightly will help. I don't think that I have ever done a client and not filled in their brows (slightly)
The Urban Decay Brow Box is good too, I have neglected it because I always end up going back to my old faithful. I really want to love the lingering.  I do love it on alot of my clients but I'm not crazy about it on me (yet).
Here are some before and after pictures so you can see the difference.
Now like I said I am in sort of a brow rut so I will post more pics after I try the Anastasia kit.
Your eyebrows are important, they are really a frame for your face. They can both brighten / lighten your face when done correctly.
to accomplish this how to you will need a MAC #263 brush or any similar small angle brush and I just used the MAC eyeshadow in corduroy. You can get a color similar to your hair. Since I have had pretty much every hair color under the sun, I have found that the corduroy is very versatile. I can use it when my hair is dark, red, brown and blonde with no problem.
When I fill in my eyebrows I always start at the natural arch.
 First dip your brush into the powder.  The reason I start at the arch is because it will give you a better idea of how to need to shape the front.
Next you want to start feathering in the middle don't pack it or it will look crazy.
Lastly you move to the front .
This is wear it can get kind of tricky! You want to shape the front however you are comfortable with. You can follow just where the hairs are.  You could also take it out further and shape it upward like a natural brow would look. Then you can take a clean mascara wand or a brow brush to comb through. If your hairs are unruly you could use a brow gel or clear mascara to tame them. That is it you are done! You could now apply your regular eye makeup and remember to add a eyebrow highlight color to make them really pop!

What do you think? Is this something you already do? What eyebrow products do you use? What how to do you want to see next week?

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