Eyebrows are so important in framing our pretty faces! But I have to admit that they’re my ultimate weakness! You know that quote “brows are sisters not twins”? Well I swear my sisters aren’t even blood related. One of my eyebrows likes to grow neatly in one direction while it’s evil sister likes to grow in multiple directions making it incredibly hard to groom and manage. Not only that, considering how much hair I have everywhere else, my eyebrows are quite sparse! The hair themselves are thick but there aren’t too many of them. Most likely my crazy brows are due to user error and I’m the one not doing a good job grooming/filling them in… and it’s probably time that I go see a professional but until then I’d like to share with you what I’ve been using on my brows!
MAC Concrete Eyeshadow $15
Yup, I use MAC Concrete eyeshadow to fill in my brows. It’s a nice muted taupe brown that works well with my dark dark hair. I prefer to keep mine separate in its pot since it’s used exclusively for my brows. MAC Concrete is easy to blend and fill and also to wipe off if I go a little overboard.
Swatch of MAC Concrete eyeshadow
The only other type of eyebrow filler that I’ve used is a powder pigment from Bare Minerals. I prefer MAC Concrete eyeshadow because it’s easier to use and much less messy than dealing with loose powder. I have been thinking about trying out pencils and gels lately… but I do like how I can build up the color with Concrete eyeshadow depending on my mood. We’ll see!
Here are the two different brushes that I alternate between. Currently I’m using my goat hair brush (on the left) because it picks up much more pigment. I prefer the synthetic brush (on the right) when I want a softer smooth application. I guess it really depends on my mood. :]
Can you tell which one is the “evil sister” brow?
It’s the splotchy one on the left! Boo!
If you’re new to brows, I’d recommend starting off with a powder filler like MAC Concrete eyeshadow so that you can start off with a soft finish. Sometimes going from nothing to super bold brows can make you feel strange- like the first time you tried a red lipstick. It may take some time getting used to seeing yourself with bolder, darker brows but don’t worry, you’ll get used to it soon enough.
Here’s a little chart to help you start shaping your brows. You can use your eyebrow brush to help figure out the lines on your face.
What do you usually use to fill in your brows? Are your brows pretty easy to manage or are they difficult like mine? Let me know in the comments below!
Wishing you a BEAUTYFULL Tuesday!
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