When it comes to brows I am not one to enjoy a heavily defined brow, especially on myself. I can definitely appreciate a beautiful brow however, I am extremely picky when it comes to my brows. I find that because my facial features are more on the soft side a harsh brow merely looks vulgar and just TOO MUCH!
It can be tricky figuring out the right kind of brow technique for your brows, that is why practice is key. Remember, your brows shape your face and they bring your entire makeup look together. If you have been blessed with beautifully thick brows then just know that I am VERY JELOUS! I have brows that never grow. In fact I get them threaded every 2 months. EVERY. TWO. MONTHS! Crazy right? I go by Tammy in Burbank, CA she is my tried & true brow guru (I will list her contact information below).
As for my every changing brow routine, here are the steps and products I use to create my version of a natural brow 🙂
I am a firm believer in brow powder and I find that everyone from thick brows to thin needs to have one in their makeup collection. I cannot tell you what a beautiful & natural look a brow powder gives your brows; especially, if you use the right shade! I’ll be quite honest and say that if you have medium to dark brows you can totally get away with using eyeshadows to fill them in. However, if you have light brown or blonde brows you definitely need to invest in a brow powder because the lighter your hairs the more visible the product and the wrong shade can easily ruin your brows.
I personally love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo because it come with two shades to ensure a naturally blended brow color. You always want to use the lighter shade at the beginning of your brow (constantly combing it through with a spooly) and the darker shade from the middle to the end of your brow. When using brow powder you want to use a feathering technique, meaning you apply and flick out to create faux brow hairs for a natural look. You also want to use a great brush!
These are the two brushes I use to do my brows. I have been using the Royal & Langnickel Brow Brush foreverrrr now and it is one of my absolute favorites. It’s affordable and amazing quality.
I recently started using the PUR Cosmetics Brow Brush and I like it as well. The only difference between the two brushes is that the PUR one is made out of synthetic fibers and the other one is made out of natural hair. They both work great and I use them both interchangeably.
I recently bought the Kat Von D Tattoo Brow in “Blonde” and have been using it for a few months now and I must say I really really like it. I find that if you have really sparse brows you can mimic real brow hairs in those areas a lot better with this product. It is very lightweight yet totally buildable and it has a precise tip which makes it a lot easier.
A brow gel is another must have product when it comes to brows. Whether you have thick brows or thin you definitely want a brow gel to keep those brow hairs in place. I love the Elizabeth Mott Brow Gel in “Light/Medium” to tame my brows and keep them in place all day. I used to use the Benefit Gimmi Brow ALL THE TIME and I still love that product but this has easily become one of my favorites. The best part is that since the company sponsors my Makeup Tonight classes I have a coupon code you guys can use. YAYY!!!
Enter coupon code “MAKEUPTONIGHT” at checkout for 25% off your first purchase. Oh, and I am also a huge fan of their eyeshadows and eye pencils!
The last thing crucial in my brow routine is a gorgeous brow bone highlight. This Sumita Brow Highlighter is everything!!!!!! It is a gorgeous icy white color (not too overpowering on my light skin) that lifts and shapes the arch of my brow beautifully. It has a gorgeous sheen to it and once you blend it out with your fingers it becomes a lot more subtle. You can also use eyeshadow in lieu of a highlighter pencil.
I have a quick eyebrow tutorial using all of these products on my Instagram!
If you would like to book an eyebrow appointment with Tammy please text her at (818)-253-1678. Here is her Instagram handle -> @browsbytam