Brow tutorial using powder and pencil

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Well groomed and done eyebrows give you a face lift. Brows are a crucial part of our face and they can determine our whole look. Badly done brows make you look tired, sad and even angry. A well done brow can help lift up your eyes. Actually, if you have hooded eyes, they are as important as your eyeshadow.

I like a traditional brow style that looks natural and doesn’t stand out too much from my face. I’m looking for that lifting effect.

brow makeup tutorial

How to get the perfect brow shape?

When it comes to brow makeup, there are many different preferences and styles. Some like their brows round, some straight and others like a traditional shape.

The shape that I went for is quite classic and universally flattering. Though you can always make the arch more defined and dramatic – or make it rounder.

These three photos show you where your brow should start, where the arch and the highest point should be, and where your brows should end.
These rules are not written in stone, but they give you a good idea of where to start. Most brows have a shape similar to this naturally. I always want to encourage everyone to work with what they have. Usually following your natural shape is the easiest and most flattering way to go.

What brow color to choose?

It’s up to you how dark, warm or cool you want your brows to be. For most people, a cool shade works best. Choosing a shade similar to your hair usually works nicely. But as always, makeup is not about rules, rather than doing what feels good to you.

Here I did a warm brow, though usually I go for neutral or cool. I also made them a bit darker than usual. A cooler shade would have looked more natural. Lately I’ve just liked a warm look and the powder I used happened to be warm.

Important note: your brows don’t have to be symmetrical!

Your face is not symmetrical and your brows don’t have to be either. They are cousins, at best. Just do your best at comparing your brows and make them somewhat similar, but don’t obsess about it.


How to do your brows using powder and pencil

how to do brow makeup using powder and pencil

Here are all the steps for my brows. It might seem a lot, but it’s because I do my brows in steps, adding more depth to them as I go, rather than going all in with a dark color in one swipe.

  1. I first brush my brows.
  2. Then I go over the bottom line of my brow all the way to the arch. I recommend using a small dense brow brush for this, so you get a clean line.
  3. Then I make the arch from above and create the tail of my brow.
  4. Now that I have the frame for my brow, I fill it in. When I do that, I follow the natural direction in which my brow hairs grow. That means going up in the beginning of the brow and then turning my brush to the side as I move to the tail.
  5. Then I brush through the brow and as you can see, this really blends the powder to my skin and brow hairs, making it super natural and soft. You could totally leave your brows like this for a very soft look! And sometimes I do leave it like this, but most of the time I add in a bit more definition with another product.
  6. I then bring in some more definition to the brow with a brow pencil. I create brow hair strokes and deepen the color of my brow. I also make the bottom line of my brow more defined – and my tail too.
  7. Finally, I brush through the brow one more time. All done!

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And here is a simplified version, where I took out some of the steps, like brushing through the brow. Here you can see better how I gradually deepen the color and fill it in.

Products used:
*Lily Lolo EyeBrow Duo Medium
Great pigment and easy to blend. I also like the wax in this duo – it keeps my brow hairs in place for when I want more of that brow lift effect! Different shades available.

*Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow Pencil, Dark Brown
Different shades available. Very affordable and great brow product. Has a brush on the other end of the pencil! The shade is neutral or just slightly warm.

Other similar products that I like:

*Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde
Similar to Holika Holika pen, but this is possibly slightly thinner. The shade ash blonde is perfect for blondes or for a natural light brow. Different shades available.

mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, Blond
Powder with fibres. I buy this from my beauty therapist, kosmetologianu. Unfortunately this is hard to find online and it’s only sold in some salons (I guess), but I love this product! Different shades available.

Very light and natural brow. Used Jane Iredale’s Ash Blonde pencil.


P.S. There’s a makeup tutorial coming on this warm look soon!

6 x the perfect orange red lipstick

Best orange red lipsticks with warm undertone



Orange lipsticks have a special place in my heart. They suit my colors really well and compliment the blue in my eyes. Since my undertone is warm, orange lipsticks don’t stand out as much as cool reds on me. Then again, cool red lipsticks compliment my skin, because they create a contrast between my warm skin and the cool red. The same applies the other way around, so if you’re cool, a warm orange can look amazing on you. I actually played with cool and warm colors in the photo above by pairing my warm makeup with cool blue shirt.


I shared my favorite red lipsticks a while back, but I wanted to dedicate another post to orange-red lipsticks. Here are all the best warm orange lipsticks that I love!

the perfect orange lipsticks

The best orange red lipsticks

Most of these are organic and three are actually from my favorite natural brand, Zuii Organic. I received them in pr. The Kjaer Weis lipstick is also organic and refillable, making it very eco-friendly.

the best orange red lipsticks


Zuii Organic Lux Paris

Zuii Organic Lux Paris

Zuii Organic Lux, Paris

Such a beautiful deep orange shade with a hint of red. It actually does remind me of Paris, because on my first trip to the city I wore orange lips. Zuii’s Lux range lipsticks are slightly more luxurious compared to the normal lipstick packaging. Satin finish.

Shop Zuii Organic Lux Lipstick, Paris $35

Zuii Organic Siren Lipstick Best Orange

Zuii Organic Siren Lipstick

Zuii Organic, Siren

Another gorgeous color – this is more orange compared to Paris. Very suitable for every day wear. I’ve actually worn this a lot lately. All Zuii’s lipsticks are super comfortable to wear, since they contain natural oils and waxes that keep your lips moisturized. Satin finish.

Shop Zuii Organic Flora Lipstick, Siren $31,50

Zuii Organic Lux Coral Red Lipstick

Zuii Organic Lux Coral Red

Zuii Organic Lux, Coral Red

Beautiful coral red, as the name suggests. This is a warm option for Zuii’s classic red, which is cool. Beautiful color. Satin finish.

Shop Zuii Organic Lux Lipstick, Coral Red $35

Here is one more comparison of the three Zuii shades. Even though there are similarities, the shades are quite different from each other.


Kjaer Weis Amour Rouge Best Orange Lipsticks

Kjaer Weis Amour Rouge Best Orange Red Lipsticks

luxury organic spring makeup

Kjaer Weis, Amour Rouge 

Refillable. Very long lasting matte lipstick with intense orange red color. Really adore this. Check out my post about other Kjaer Weis products!

Shop *Kjaer Weis Lipstick, Amour Rouge $56 (the refill is only $36)

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain Crazy Tangerine

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, 2 

YSL’s Orange Tangerine looks very orange when first applied, but it then dries out a bit more red. I like YSL’s Tatouage Matte Stain’s consistency, because they’re super lightweight, yet pigmented and long lasting.

Shop *YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, Crazy Tangerine $37

Rimmel Provocalips Kiss Me You Fool

Rimmel Kiss Me You Fool

Rimmel Provocalips, Kiss Me You Fool

The only kiss proof lipstick on this list. Once you have it on, it stays. It can only be removed with a waterproof makeup remover. Kiss Me You Fool is the perfect warm red with a hint of orange. The lipstick has two sides: a matte color and a hydrating gloss. The gloss can be added throughout the day and that makes wearing this otherwise matte lipstick more comfortable.

Shop *Rimmel Provocalips, Kiss Me You Fool $6,28

the perfect orange lipstick

Here I’m wearing Zuii’s Siren.

What is your favorite orange lipstick?




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