How to Create Gorgeous Brows
Ok. Let's just put it out there right now. Brow makeup can be intimidating. So, what to do? Here are a few things to keep in mind when filling and shaping your brows with mineral makeup:
- Don't let your brows overpower your face. If you have a small forehead, smaller eyes or naturally sparse brows, thinner will be better.
- If you have blond brows, filling in with a slightly deeper shade like Alima's Blond will give you a little extra definition.
- Use the 'pencil rule' for general shape. Place a pencil alongside your nose. Your brows should begin at the edge of the pencil. Next, angle the pencil from your nose to the outer corner of your eye. Your brow should end where it meets the pencil. Finally, look straight ahead in the mirror. The highest point of your arch should be approximately over the outer edge of your pupil.
- To highlight the drama of your brows, apply a bit of light, shimmery eyeshadow under the highest point of the arch.
- To keep your left and right brows as similar as possible, go back and forth as you add color; don't do one brow completely and then move on to the next.
- Your brows don't need to be perfect mirror images of each other. Think of them more as sisters than identical twins.
- You may want to have your brows professionally waxed (about $20). Once you have a general shape, they are much easier to maintain yourself with tweezing and makeup. Ask your friends to recommend a good eyebrow waxer.
Any questions? Ask an Artist. Every question is a good one.