Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Brow Edit.




Let's get one thing straight here, I am no brow expert. I have had some terrible brow faux pas in the past, one including a razor, let's not go there. Yet, now my brows are a priority when it comes to slapping on my face first thing in the morning. I've been known to throw a diva strop once that even Mariah Carey would be scared of when I've had a bad brow day. I have had a good few questions on what I use on my brows and how I apply product to my brows and it's nothing exciting or groundbreaking but here it is...

I love a thicker brow, but admittedly I have over plucked in the past and had the odd threading disaster resulting in me sporting that sperm brow style. Nice. However, in the past few months I have tried to avoid my Tweezerman's a little more and tried to grow them out which was a royal pain in the backside. Yesterday I eventually had to bite that painful bullet and go and get them threaded. I got mine done at Glow Beauty Bar @ Fenwicks and before I even sat down in the chair I made it clear that I did not want any sort of thin eyebrow. It didn't hurt like previous times, it was quick and I was really pleased with the result. Definitely worth the money and the temporary redness. Upkeep aside, the products I use to fill in and elongate those bad boys are pretty simple.

Firstly, I whip them into shape with MAC's clear brow gel, they keep any little stray down firmly. I then draw a base line along my brow with Tom Ford brow sculptor in Taupe and fill in the fronts. MAC Omega eye shadow works beautifully well at filling in any little gap I have and giving them a little more length and arch when used with a MAC #266 brush. Finally, I get some concealer and neaten up all those pesky edges before blending in MAC pigment in Vanilla/Naked into the brow bone for that highlight that I need. Bob's your uncle. It seems a little long winded but this routine really works for me and gives a natural-ish finish. So put that Sharpie down and embrace what your momma gave ya! A good brow never goes out of style.
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  1. I've used a razor before too!! HUUUGE mistake! HA! Good to know I'm not the only one!

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  2. Your brows are amazing, wish I could achieve natural looking brows when I use products/make-up on them. Somehow it seems to go either completely wrong (and I end up with huge great slugs on my face) or doesn't have any effect! Do you find the clear brow gel helps to achieve a more natural colour/finish? I know MAC is expensive, but I might just give it a go! I'm desperate!

    Scarlett xx
    scarlettlondon.com

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    1. Thanks, I use different products now so I should do an update! MAC Brow gel is fab, gives a nice shape and not crispy at all. We've also just released new Veluxe Brow pencils and they are divine! Super soft and natural. Tip: Use little product then brush through with an angled brush so it gives a more natural look, if you make a mistake use concealer, it defines the brow! xx

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