Saturday, September 22, 2012

Quick brow PICTORIAL!

Ok Sooooo..I saw a pictorial of this eyebrow how-to floating around. I originally didn't think I could do it. But I've tried and revamped it to my liking. Don't know who the original was and I can't find a pic, but I'm sure yall have seen it floating around online. If yall know who the artist was, please let me know. I'd like to see more from them. But, anyway..the my rendition.

My brow how-to:

I started w/ clean face and shaped brows (Only a few hairs to pluck so I didn't Using Maybelline's Define-A-Brow in Dark Brown, shape the bottom of the brow using short strokes. Do the same to the top off the brows, but start back slightly a bit further than shown in the pic (I'll demonstrate later in a vid). I chose to exaggerate the peak of the brow for a semi-dramatic look. I filled in my brows with the pencil. (You can do the same with a brow powder or matte eyeshadow and a brush.)

Next, I applied ELF's Eyeshadow Primer to prep my eye for makeup from the lid to underneath the brow and spread with my finger quickly but gently, then allowed the primer to set. Seeing my brows were a bit thick for my liking, I carved them with Sheer Cover's Duo Concealer in Dark/Deep with my ELF Concealer Brush. The lighter color under the brow gives them a nice highlighted, freshly arched look. I carved the top of my brows with the deeper color of the duo. Don't forget to clean up the front as well as the ends of the brows. (If you mess up this part you can always go back to make corrections with your pencil or powder. When using a concealer, please make sure you use colors as close to your skin tone as possible. Usually concealers are no more than one to two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. So if you choose to highlight only go two to three shades lighter.)

Finally, I blended out the concealer with my fingers and proceeded to do my eye makeup. Blending out the concealer makes it much easier to work with. I usually lightly brush my foundation over that area because it already has some coverage and since it's close to my skin tone I don't have to work so hard.

The last pic is just showing the finished eye makeup. Not too shabby! :) Yes! I know I have some BIG OLE EYEBALLS! And I totally didn't fade out the front of my brows because for some reason the left one has a bald spot there..What on earth?! Oh well..let me get my Rogaine!

Let me know what you think. I hope to do a full eye pictorial soon! Thanks for your support!

PS: Sometimes when I practice on my brows and get them how I want them (before applying shadow, even concealer at times), I use the finished look  as a guideline for plucking. I can get a bit happy with the tweezers leading to over-arched brows. Not only do I end up with a great arch, this makes things easier when it comes to the next fill-in.  :)


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