I love eyebrows. But more specifically, I love big Brooke Shields eyebrows. Totally a personal preference, but I think fuller eyebrows give the face a more youthful look. Over on Instagram Stories y’all are always asking me how I fill in my brows, so I thought I’d put all the info in a post just for fun!
But first, we must take a painful stroll down eyebrow memory lane…
These pics were all taken the week of our wedding/honeymoon. Can you find my sad little over-plucked brows? Yea-me neither! I’m not sure why I thought these eyebrows were a good call. I should’ve been taking tips from Anderson, because look at his perfect brows in that top left picture. ;) He’s the king of man-scaping. haha! Ok-moving on… RIP bad brows!
Here are a few tips tips for fuller eyebrows. Move over, Brooke Shields!
Step 1: Start growing those babies in. WARNING! This is the worst part of the process, and things may get a little “hairy” at this point (sorry couldn’t help myself!) but press on! While your brows are growing in, you still want to pluck/wax them to clean up the craziness. Just don’t do as much as you normally would. You can gradually decrease the amount of hair you remove. Use good tweezers! If you don’t have a pair, go buy some! Like, right now. Leave this page up, and go. You can come back to it later! I recommend Tweezerman slanted tweezers. While I’m not an expert on getting your brows to grow faster, I do know a few tricks. One of my friends sells Rodan + Fields, and she uses the lash boost on her brows. Genius! It’s worked great for her. I’m thinking any lash growth serum would work on your brows, but if you want to get the R&F one, talk to my friend Melissa! Another option is to look into microblading. It’s basically semi-permanent brow tattoos. But don’t freak out! It’s not like those awful straight line across the face brow tattoos of the past. Microblading is different, because the technician draws tiny little individual hairs. So it looks so good! I follow a few technicians on Instagram just because I love seeing all the before and after pictures. :) You can usually find someone to do this at a nice salon or spa.
Step 2: Do a little concealing. This works great while you’re growing in your brows but also for anytime you have a few hairs you want to hide. I tweeze my brows, because it gives me more control than waxing, and I use this little trick in between tweezer sessions-ha! Just get a good concealer, and put it right under your brows. I like the Loreal one listed above (it’s also great for the under-eye area), but any concealer with good coverage will work. It covers up those little stray hairs and gives your eye a cleaner look.
Step 3: Add some volume and definition. This is my favorite part! Even though my brows are thick at this point, they still aren’t quite as defined as I want them to be. So I add a little color. It’s important that you use the right color and the right method, or you will look like Bert (Ernie’s friend from Sesame Street). We do not want to look like Bert! So avoid using a brow pencil – it’s too harsh, and make sure the color you use to fill them in is a good match. My favorite color is Mac Brun. It’s an ashy brown powder that blends well. Powder is the key, because you can gradually add more as needed. You also need a good brow brush. I like this one from Sephora, but you can probably find one at a drugstore. Just make sure the bristles are hard. To apply, you just put a little bit of powder on your brush and make small strokes onto your brows in the direction of the hair growth. I like to start at the outside and work my way in. After you’ve applied the color, use a brow comb to brush everything in place. You just kind of brush up and over, and you’re good to go! Don’t worry about messing up, because you can always put some eye makeup remover on a q-tip and wipe off your mistakes. Just keep practicing. I’ve heard a few makeup artists say, “Eyebrows are sisters. Not twins.” hahaha! So don’t try to make them look exactly the same. It might seem like a lot of work, but once you get the hang of it, you can do brow brows in less than a minute!
Do you have any questions? Maybe a video would be helpful?! Let me know, and I’ll try to help!