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How To: Eyebrows

Kristen Berry

The Greta, the Brooke, the Cara...eyebrows have been defining major makeup trends for years. And they've been having quite the comeback in recent seasons! I didn't notice just how much eyebrows can shape a face until I started experimenting with my own. High school was the over-plucked stage, college was waxing and my professional years introduced me to shaping. Then came the products.

Today, I have a few versions that I create depending on the look I'm going for. It is, without fail, the staple element in both my no-makeup makeup look AND my full-on-makeup look.

The key products that I keep on hand: a precision pencil, a spooly, brown eyeshadow and a sharply angled brush. Tips: 1- you do not have to spend $$ to get a good powder option, mine was $5. 2 - try a liner brush instead of a brow brush, as it gives you even more control. 3 - keep the inside lighter  and the arch darker to give a natural look. 4 - blend, blend, blend so it doesn't look painted on. 

I did one eye each way and share the steps to accomplish them. Overall, go slow, routinely check your work in a fullsize mirror and try different looks. I recently started using Benefit Gimme Brow - a new product that's perfect for 30-second brows. Review coming soon!

Right Eye: Precision pencil with spooly (Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel)
Start with the thickest part first, normally the arch
Make small flicks
Erase mistakes with the heat from your fingers
Use the spooly to blur the product into your brow

Left Eye: Brown eyeshadow with angled brush (Wet n Wild Sweet as Candy TrioSephora angled liner brush)
Experiment with eyeshadow shades to find the right one (narrow a few options that add more or less definition depending on the look you want)
Pick up a light amount of product, tapping the brush to avoid grabbing too much powder
Press into your brow, wiggling slightly to avoid sharp lines - you don't want to look too drawn on

 - MK