Thursday, 15 August 2013

My Brow Routine


When it comes to eyebrows, big is proving to be beautiful. The power brow trend is showing no signs of going anywhere, which is great news if you have, like me, naturally thick eyebrows. Brows are a touchy subject for many women. We've all been a bit too enthusiastic with the tweezers or heavy-handed with the eyebrow pencil. I aggressively tackled my bushy brows for the first time at the age of 16 and came away with sad stubby eyebrows. I literally tweezed half of them off and they still haven't grown back fully. 

Personally, I recommend threading over any other form of brow shaping. I've only had my eyebrows threaded once, in Threads Brow Bar in House of Fraser, but I've been able to maintain the shape and that was almost two years ago! Below is my current brow routine, it takes about 3 minutes.

 

1. After applying foundation, I brush through my eyebrows using a brow brush.
2. Next I brush a light sweeping of pressed powder over my brows to absorb any excess oil from my moisturiser/foundation. I find this increases the longevity of the eyebrow pencil.

3. Using an eyebrow pencil, my favourite is Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 004 Black/Brown, I begin to define the highest point of my brow using light strokes. Starting at the highest point helps to determine the shape of the rest of the brow. It also makes the brow appear bolder. I prefer using pencil over powder as it’s quicker to apply and creates a more intense look.


4. When my brows are fully filled in, I use a cotton bud to gently soften any lines. I then brush through them using brow gel. My current favourite is by Essence.


Don’t worry if your brows aren't totally symmetrical. Remember eyebrows are sisters, not twins!

11 comments:

  1. Damn you and your on-trend brows! I am cursed with seriously thin eyebrows that only grow random strays. I actually went months a while back without tweezing in a bid to get luscious Cara Delavigne-esque brows but to no avail! Curses! xx

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    1. Hahaha now don't go & do a Mr Linden on it Katie! x

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    2. Tempting, but I don't think I could get the luscious volume of Mr. Linden's famous (or rather infamous) brows! I just love how they had a little flick out at them high point! B-E-A utiful! haha x

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  2. Hey Eimear - fab brows!

    Just wanted to come back to you re your query about hyaluronic acid. I very much doubt this is what you were allergic to in ANR - hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in the body. I checked with a few people and seems to be the consensus that you must be allergic to something else in the product xo

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    1. Thanks for doing that bit of research for me Emma, I really appreciate it! I was convinced it was the hyaluronic acid because I had the same reaction when I used LRP Hydraphase serum and it also contains hyaluronic acid. Must now examine these two products' ingredients! x

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  3. Just discovered your blog and I love it! You're a doll.

    And I definitely need to step up my eyebrow game. My current routine is to keep my fringe JUST long enough to cover them...probably not the best!

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    1. Thanks Christen! Your blog is so pretty.

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    2. I just read your comment that your sister is moving to NZ. My husband is from New Zealand, so we visit Auckland as often as we can! How random is that?! What part of NZ is your twin moving to?

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    3. That is crazy! She's going to Wellington first so the same island. I'm sure she'll make her way up to Auckland at some stage. She'll only be gone a year, thankfully!

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  4. Your brows are awesome! I have thick brows as well. I've been having a hard time with them lately because I went blonde and my brows are quite dark. I've had them lightened, but I think they look kind of weird.

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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