Blogmas Day 14: Perfect Eyebrows – How to shape, fill and enhance your brows.

I can’t believe it’s day 14 of Blogmas. It’s going so fast and I feel that I have so many things that I want to show you. One of my most requested post is about how I do my eyebrows. I am a lover of the fiercely defined, dark brown brows with an arch that could shelter small children underneath it. I seem to have a LOT of brow products so I apologise for the product heavy post, but maintaining these bad boys needs serious work.

How to shape, fill and enhance your brows

My main priority of my brows is getting the correct shape. Once I have found a good shape, maintaining it is simple and can be done whenever a stray hair appears. I prefer to have a 6 weekly tint and shape and then maintain my brows myself in between. I find that the Benefit Brow Bar has always given me brows that I am happiest with. When money is a bit tight, at home shaping could not be any easier with the Shavata eyebrow shapers*. The kit contains four sheets of stencils, in four different designs that you simply place over your brow with the highest point of the arch matching to the highest point of the stencil. Using the pencil, draw the outline of the brow and then start to tweeze away under the line you have drawn. Investing in a decent pair of tweezers is also a must. I have used Tweezerman for many years and the leopard print pair that I have are perfect. The stainless steel tip gives great precision when tweezing, and the slanted tip picks up even the thinest, whitest hairs.

 How to shape, fill and enhance your brows

Depending on the occasion, I have several different products that I use for filling in my brows. Sometimes I just want a lightly done brow, sometimes I need a bit more definition and sometimes I need that killer brow that means business. For the majority of the time, a powder option is used to fill in the brow for a soft, day time look. A new item to my eyebrow kit is the Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in Taupe*. Using my favourite Illamasqua Angled Brush, I gently sweep the BDB powder into my brow, using the angled brush to gently define my brow. Taupe is the perfect colour for my naturally dark brows and it blends in really well. I like to use a really flat colour on my brows to make them look as natural as possible. Benefit Brow Zings in Medium is a well loved product. I think this is my third or fourth purchase, and it’s really handy for when I’m on my travels. The mini tweezers are so cute, but difficult to grab onto the finer hairs, and the brushes included make light work of filling in. I use the angled brush to add the wax and the flat brush to add the powder on top. If more wax is needed to set, then add more. They look natural and stay in place all day. The Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Brow and Eye Definition Kit* is a handbag essential for work. Not only do the colours work well on the brow, but also on the eye. Again, the addition of the wax helps set the brow in place and I love the mini spoolie in the kit.

It wouldn’t be an eyebrow post without mentioning the Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Dark Brown. I generally use this for my ‘don’t mess with me’ power brows and it is an ideal product for those who are embarking on long days, or nights out. I use my Illamasqua Angled Brush for applying the DipBrow and a little really does go a long way. The mousse formula sets in minutes and it doesn’t budge until you wipe it off. I find that I can draw my most intense brows with the Dip Brow, and although it can be used for a more natural brow, I think more is more with this product.

 How to shape, fill and enhance your brows

For extra definition a good brow pencil is a must. Even if I am having a no make up day, I will always draw a few feathery strokes through my brows. As brows frame your face so much. The Shavata pencil that comes with the Shavata stencil kit is a double ended pencil with a different shade at each end. The Dawn shade is suitable for blonde to mid brown brows whilst Dusk is better for those with darker brows. My Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown is three shades lighter than my DipBrow Pomade and I love how it creates a great natural ombré effect when I use them both together. The spoolie on the end of the Brow Wiz is so stiff, it is probably one of the best I’ve used for brushing the product through my brow and grooming.

Brow Gels are one of the quickest and easiest brow products to use for super groomed brows in seconds. Push Make Up have a great brow gel that gives the illusion of thicker lashes as the product grabs onto each tiny hair. It’s available in Brows Be Wow Blondie* and Brunette and I have the Blondie. Its a tad lighter than what I would usually wear but it looks great for a natural daytime look. Benefit Gimme Brow* works in the same way, giving thicker, fuller lashes.

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Finally, to finish off your perfect groomed brows, the use of a good concealer and highlighter is an absolute must. Concealer is the best product you can use for a seriously sharp and defined brow, whilst a highlighter enhances the brow bone and bounces light off that arch and makes you look stunning. Benefit High Brow Glow* and Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Pencil* are two of the best on the market. Creamy and easy to use, the concealer is great for on the go touch ups and the highlighter would suit any skin tone.

 How to shape, fill and enhance your brows

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Well, it definitely was a product heavy post so thank you for sticking through 1000 words about eyebrows. Now, what I really want to know is what you use on your brows and can you recommend anything for me to add to my collection?

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  • Ooh, I really want to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade (or the Brow Whiz!) – I really like Benefit Brow Zings right now and I’ve recently discovered Maybelline Brow Satin for a budget option 🙂 xx

    Magpie Jasmine