One of the key questions I always ask a client is, do you fill in your brows? If the answer is yes, I know I can safely shape them to perfection! If the answer is no, then I take caution to not over-correct or over-step our line of trust
Brows are like the pushup bras of makeup, they change your entire look when you wax, shape and fill them in and that is why any slight change can throw you off. I have to admit, it is the one thing I will notice faster than anything else about your makeup.. and I am sorry!
You can have that unblended 'nana line' of makeup along your jaw and I will still go right to your brows!
But where do you start? If I were a brow styling newbie and took one scroll through Instagram and came across what we now have named Instabrows, you've seen those solid thick bars made of chocolate and tar adorning the eyes of many you would run.. and you should!! And if you are thinking that is a solid look, we need to chat..because its not!
I personally was not blessed in the brow department (thanks mom) but because of my transparent superfine hairs and being an artist, brows are one of my favorite features to work on
I wanted to demo a strong brow to show everyone who might have a little IG tendancy in them that you can have strong brows that look real! I used some of my favorite products on my model Kristi (thanks girl!) This is a really easy 3 step brow that anyone who need a little help can recreate. Reach out anytime for a makeup lesson, including brows and I will help you take the fright out of creating some amazing brows
Here is the before shot, Kristi has a really nice natural shape to her brows
With a fine pointed brow pencil I created structure to her brow, my favorite pencil to use for this step is Lingering Brow Pencil by MAC Cosmetics. One mistake most people make is buying a brow pencil too dark, I always use a color a few shades lighter than the natural brow hair
I could have totally stopped with that last step and finished with a little clear brow gel, which is usually what I do on Kristi...but, for those who want those big Cara Delevinge brows then let me tell you about my latest product obsession! Ardell Brow Building Fiber Gel is the trick to building what you don't have, now you get that pushup bra comparison don't you? This stuff rocks, you just brush this right in to your brow hairs and bam! you have thick brows! Finish off with clear brow gel and that's it!