Makeup basics: Brows

Makeup basics

This post is a part of my ‘Makeup Basics’ series. In these posts I go over the basic makeup steps for beginners. I’m gonna teach you how to choose the right products and how to use them. You will learn the essential things of makeup and get beauty tips.

Brows are a very important part of the makeup. Good brows lift your eyes and do wonders for your whole look.

Before you start with the makeup, you should shape your brows. I recommend a professional to do that. That way you get the best possible shape for your brows. I personally like to do that – I let my beautician-friend pluck my brows for me, because she can look at them with a fresh pair of eyes. If I start to pluck them myself,  I easily pluck too much. You know? Anyway, brows are easier to do if you have a nice shape for them first. That way it’s easier to see where the brow colour should go.

There are different shapes for brows, but maybe this is the classic one.

brows

Brow products also come in many forms. There are powders, gels, pens and waxes. For a beginner I would recommend a powder or a pen, just because they are quite easy to work with and they give you a natural finish. But as always, it’s up to you what formula you want to use.

When you are choosing the right colour for your brows, you should check your hair colour. Is it dark or light? Is it warm or cool? For my cool-toned blonde hair a slightly grey taupe colour is the best. You can get the colour to look more cool and intense, if you first primer your eyebrows with a light layer of powder.

When applying product to your brows, I recommend starting small. Take just a tiny bit of product and apply it on your brows. If you’re using a pencil, make small strokes – don’t try and create the brow with one swipe.

I have a short video tutorial for this too – in the video I show you how to do your brows with Zuii Organic’s brow product.

eyebrow tutorial

Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer in Taupe
This is bomb. I couldn’t live without this! The product comes in an angled shape, so it’s easy to apply. The formula also keeps the brows in place. This is simply the best brow product in the world.

Guerlain Eyebrow Pen in Blonde
This is a classic brow pen. This gives a really natural look. I use this if I’m in a hurry. The shade is slightly warm.

NYX Tame&Frame in Blonde
A dupe for Anastasia. Great product and you get a nice brow with this. I would say the colour is either neutral or slightly cool.

Stagecolour Eyebrow Powders
 I bought these from work some time ago, so I don’t know the shade.

Ecotools Angled Eyeliner Brush
This is my favourite brow brush. Does the job.

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