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After years of playing with make up and learning the basics, we have realized that Brows are " One make up essential we can't do without" . If Eyes are the windows to your heart Brows definitely are their beautiful frames. That's one thing you can get in shape without exercising , spend 5 mins of your day grooming these babies, to give you an instant face lift, cut down years from your face ,contour your cheeks and prep your face for the rest of the steps , instantly.
OUR EYEBROW HACK
Using a spoolie brush ,( refer our you tube easy eyebrow link ) brush up and across the direction of the hair growth to tame and frame the desired natural shape of the brow.
Tip : this is the step where we pluck the strays if any , plucking or tweezing ensures controlled hair removal and preserving the precious brow hair line ,which tends to reduce with age. Believe it or not ! Its been more than 2 years, since we used thread on our eyebrows. Pulling and tugging the delicate eye socket area,did no good. The less you tamper the eye area, the more you delay the appearance of crows feet or wrinkles around it.
2.THE MAGIC MAPPING:
Use it as a guideline ,
using the filler brush with the spoolie or a slim eyebrow pencil ( cult favorite Benefit Precisely ,My Brow Pencil shade 6 ) start marking small points , as shown in the pictures .
Point no. 1: straight line across the nose from where the eyebrow starts ,
Point no. 2: place the pencil on top of your nose and angle it across your eyeballs to find the right arch,
Point no. 3: place it across your nose again to mark where the eyebrow ends naturally and
Point no. 4: outline the shape of your brows , that shall be filled next.
Repeat , the same steps on the opposite side and try to make both the sides look similar , it need not be exactly cloned.
3.FILLING IN :
Choose a brow powder that "matches" your natural eyebrow haircolor. Our favorite being Benefit Brow Zings in shade 6.
This has a brow wax, also called a Pomade . Lightly ,pick the brow powder and the pomade together to intensify the pigments . Start filling in with very light feathery , hairlike strokes. Please make sure you start with least amount of the product so that you can layer it and blend it as per your needs.
Start blending and brush the product into the brow hair softly and gently to make it look as natural as possible.
4.FIX IT :
the same way as step one , Brushing , sweep across the brow gel to fix the hair in the direction of their growth ,spiking the front part a little. Benefit 24 -HR Brow setter or Mac Brow Set clear Gel are our all time favorites .You may just spray the spoolie with the regular hair styling fixer spray too , if you can't manage to find these!!!
Use a concealer brush to softly , sharpen and clean edges, if you see any mistakes around the frame of the brows.
LUMA'S FAVORITE BROW PRODUCTS :
1. Benefit Cosmetics ,BrowVo, Conditioning Brow Primer (to be used before laying any brow product) (Rs, 2,350)
2. Benefit Cosmetics, Precisely, My Brow Pencil (Rs. 2,010)
3. Benefit Gimme Brow (brow fibers, when used can be used to set, tint and add volume) (Rs.2,010)
4. Benefit Brow Zings shade no. 6 (Rs. 2,680)
All BENEFIT products from :
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip brow pomade in Ebony ( picked abroad)
6. Benefit Cosmetics, 24- Hr Brow Setter
7. Inglot 31 T brush ( Rs, 1,100 ) from > http://www.nykaa.com/
8. Bodyography Pro Brow Brush (comes with a spoolie)
9. Mac brush no 212 Concealer Brush ( Rs. 2,000 ) from >http://www.nykaa.com/
LEESHA'S FAVORITE BROW PRODUCTS :
1. Benefit Cosmetics Ka- Brow in shade no. 5 (Rs. 2,010)
2. Benefit Brow Zings in shade No. Dark ( as shown in the video)
3. Benefit Highbrow (Creamy) (Rs. 1,850)
4. Faces angled brow brush with a spoolie
5. Loreal Concealer brush
Other products picked from >
TIP : try to take a picture of you before you do your brows and after. You will see an instant sculpt in your facial contours . Your face will look awakened, lifted and bold.
Nothing happens in one day, keep practicing , we have learnt it the same way. Please give us a feedback if this helped, we would love to see the transformation unfold. Good luck ! Much love!