Everyone likes tips to help them streamline their beauty routine, right? Here is a small series with hints to hopefully serve some benefit to your morning schedule; starting with Eyebrows.

Shaping

Before you start to shape your eyebrows, you should work out which shape is the best to complement your face. The best way to work this out is book in for an eyebrow appointment with a specialist and they can advice the best shape for you. OR if you’re poor and lazy, like me, have a look at the guide below to work out your face shape and the best eyebrow shape for you.

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Source: Pinterest

Regardless of what shape eyebrow is the most flattering for you, the head/beginning of your brows should line up with your nostrils. Don’t take chunks of hair away from these points.

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Source: Popcane.com
Source: Popcane.com

Lightly fill in your brows before you pluck to avoid over-plucking. I find using a brow brush and a spoolie brush are the best to use while plucking. Remember to stand back and look at your face as a whole instead of focusing too much in one area. It’s better to leave a few hairs in than taking too much from one spot.
If you have long curly eyebrow hairs like I do, you can brush all your hairs upwards a trim them using small nail scissors. It helps if you find unruly eyebrow hairs often.

If your skin tends to become red and itchy after plucking, apply some Witch Hazel Toner to the skin to soothe it. As well as being one of the best toners I have ever used, this stuff is also great for shaving rash and other skin irritations.

T.N. Dickson's Witch Hazel Toner - $6.59 at Priceline
T.N. Dickson’s Witch Hazel Toner – $6.59 at Priceline

YAY you now have perfectly shaped eyebrows! Time to fill them in!

Filling

Choose the best coloured eyebrow product to match your natural brow colour. Try not to grab the first thing you see, have a good look at different brands for the best product for you, there’s plenty to choose from. This chart has a great variety of colours to help you choose, including skin tones but it’s always best to try and swatch in store to match your colour precisely.

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Ask one of the store clerks for help. Majority of the girls in Priceline have a makeup background and are full of knowledge about the best brands and products for you.

If you prefer a pencil, use small, neat strokes to best mimic natural hairs. Start 1/4 of the way in from the head of the brow and slowly fill from there. Make sure you keep your pencil super sharp for precision and if you have a magnifying mirror, this will help you to achieve the best brows.

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

Using powder or cream/pomade is better for thin eyebrows, these product provide a little more oomph than pencil and is ideal for creating magical eyebrows. Apply with a slanted brush for perfect lines and blend lightly. Clean up with concealer and you’re done!

Source: Makeup and Maccarons blog
Source: Makeup and Macaroons blog

OR you can use a combination of pencil and EB cream to create the best #eyebrowsonfleek ever. Start with pencil to line the lower and upper brow. Fill in with pencil or cream, whichever you prefer. Smooth down with a spoolie brush (and you can use clear mascara or wax to stick them down) and tidy up with concealer. Use highlighter on your brow bone for extra fancy brows.

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

And if you’re feeling adventurous you can glitter bomb your brows!

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I hope at least one of these tips helps you out in some way or another. Let me know any other eyebrow tips that you use in the comments below.

Until next time, xxx ThatGirlFromAdelaide


 

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