Great eyebrows frame your eyes and create a natural attractive focal point for your face. However, achieving stellar eyebrows can be a difficult feat to take on. It’s easy to end up with brows that are too unnaturally dark and look witchy or brows that are pencil thin and cause you to look constantly surprised even when you’re not. Applying product to your eyebrows can seem like a daunting and frightening task because, when you mess up your eyebrows, it is usually very obvious. However, perfecting your brows doesn’t have to be the scariest part of your daily makeup routine. Instead, it can actually be quite simple and transform your look forevermore.
Read on to discover five great ways to achieve bomb eyebrows as a brow art beginner.
1. Prime Your Eyebrows
Priming your eyebrows is an important step of the eyebrow makeup process that is consistently overlooked even by makeup experts who put product on their brows every day. However, your eyebrows need to be primed just like your face and eyelids before you apply makeup to them. Priming your eyebrows before putting product on them ensures that the makeup will glide on smoothly and evenly and that there will be minimal fallout onto your eyelids and cheeks during the application process. Plus, priming your eyelids helps increase the lifespan of your eyebrow makeup and prevents it from fading and melting off and away as the day progresses.
Disappointingly, there are not many eyebrow primers available on the market and those that are offered aren’t especially popular or common. However, eyeshadow primers are abundantly available and many of them can be used on eyebrows, too. A great eyeshadow primer that doubles as an effective eyebrow primer is the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original. The Original Urban Decay Primer Potion is clear and helps hold product in place all day. The other shades of Urban Decay primer potion are great as eyeshadow primers, but they are not as clear as the Original shade and can look unnatural when applied to eyebrows.
2. Pick Your Products
There are countless eyebrow products to choose from. Which products you use depend on your natural eyebrow thickness, color, and skill level. As a beginner, eyebrow powders and clear gels are a great way to go. Eyebrow powders are easier to use than liquid, tinted gel, or cream eyebrow products because it is easier to maintain control of them and it is more difficult to make your eyebrows too dark or thick when using a powder.
A great eyebrow powder is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Powder Duo . This powder is available in eleven shades for different eyebrow colors and each product comes with two shades of brow powder in one easily transportable compact. The powder is smudge-free and the two separate shades can be blended and combined together to create a perfect custom color to enhance your natural eyebrows.
After you apply eyebrow powder, you should finish off your look with clear eyebrow gel to hold your hairs in place and seal in the product. An excellent eyebrow gel is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brett Brow Arch-Control Gel. This brow gel creates a smooth hold and slightly darkens your eyebrows for a perfect finish.
3. Find the Right Shade
If you apply the wrong shade of eyebrow products, your brows are likely to end up looking either much too dark or washed out and chalky. Fortunately, there are helpful rules of thumb for choosing the right shade of almost every eyebrow product.
If you’re using tinted eyebrow gel, you should always use a shade that matches your natural eyebrow color as closely as possible. For eyebrow powder, use a color that is two shades darker than your natural hair color to define and accentuate your brows. When using eyebrow pencil and cream, it is easy for your eyebrows to end up looking too dramatic or unnaturally dark. To prevent this from happening, choose a color that is one shade lighter than your natural eyebrow hair to create a softer, more natural look.