What a Difference a Brow Can Make -
Makeup artistry was my first love and how I got introduced to the fashion industry. I have been a makeup artist for 8 years and thought it was time to do a little post on a tip I find extremely helpful for everyday makeup application.
Did you know that filling in your eyebrows is key in making your eyes pop? Even for my natural-makeup girls. It is just as important as mascara...
Here are my brows with one side completed. See a difference?
My right eye looks more lifted and more defined than my left. Filling in your eyebrows is an easy optical illusion that quickly gives you an instant eye lift ;) It also frames the eye the same way you would frame art. You look at the art being showcased, not the frame, this is exactly how filling in your eyebrows helps to draw attention to your beautiful eye.
In my years working as a makeup artist, this is one of first things I do when applying makeup. Doing this helps me to define the shape of the eye and gives me an outline to work off of.
Pencils are great, but as of late I have preferred working with a powder, like a matte eye shadow and applying with a brush for a more natural finish. A lot of brands now have eyebrow kits that include the brow powder to fill in, wax to hold your brows in place, and brushes for application. Here is Jane Iredale's Blond Brow Kit and her Brunette Brow Kit. I LOVE these. I am going to start using these once I run out of my MAC shadow.
Here are the tools I am currently using...
How to fill them in...
Apply the powder to your brush and tap off the extra. I like to start underneath on the inside of my brow, some people like to start in the middle of the brow. Either way is fine, whatever works for you.
Next blend the top and bottom together just by using your brush and sweeping through your brow
(do not add more powder unless necessary). No pic for this step.
Here is the final step, I like a nice sharp finish to the inside of my brows instead of a rounded one. This is just my personal preference. I take my brush with a little powder in it and "stamp" vertically, on the inside of my brow.
Here are my brows again with only one done...
Here they are both filled in...
My brows take me about 60 seconds to complete both sides. As you can see, I have one brow that sits higher than the other, which is completely normal. Like I always say, "Brows are sisters, not twins" ;) I could spend more time evening them out, but I like this little quirk about my brows. Filling them is does help make it less noticeable though...
As a makeup artist, I would say the most important things to do for looking refreshed are (1.)filling in your eyebrows, (2.)wearing mascara, (3.)powder/foundation, and (4.)blush. If you need to make it out the door fast, this routine should only take you 5 minutes (with practice) and it is WAY worth it!
This is my first post on makeup! I hope it was helpful and gave you something new to try. Cheers to the beginning of the week! Thank you so much for reading.
P.S. Would you like to see more posts in the future on makeup tips? I would LOVE your feedback! XOXO