I get lots of comments on Instagram asking how I do my brows... so here's a recap of the video...
Here's the thing... I plucked my brows into oblivion when I was a teenager. Yep, I was that kid... that didn't listen to my older sister or my mum or anyone when it came to my beauty decisions.
I found the tweezers and plucked until I thought I looked like Gwen Steffani. Now that I'm a Makeup artist and know how to make the most of a big mistake... I wanted to share a detailed pictorial of what I do and what I use.
Those who know me know that I'm very anti the Instagram brow... I appreciate the art of it (on a drag queen) but for real life it's a no no for me. I have really tailored the way I do my brow... and I like to call this technique "feathered brow"... for the fact that it helps the brows look soft and bushy.
I have this genius little art brush from Micheal's Art Supplies... it's the most narrow little angled brush that creates the most perfect hair like strokes.
When picking up the brow gel, I use the back of my hand as a palette and flip the brush back and forth... this keep the bristles tight and compacted together... I find that if you don't do this, the lines wont be as thin.
Then I start (with very gentle pressure) drawing on a few hair like stokes...
I keep working along the length of the brow until I feel that they're going that way I want.
You can use a brow wand or spoolie to groom through as you go... and to remove any harsh areas. But remember that gentle pressure is key. It's also very important to only allow the brush edge to touch the skin.
If you angle the brush as you draw, you will get a wider hair like stoke... the thinner the strokes the better it will look. I'm using Illamasqua Brow Gel in Stare (ash dark brown)
When you're happy with the sparse areas you can now go in to areas that may not need it as much work.
I go to the top of the brow and the tail and put even less product and less pressure than the underneath... this helps to tie it all together. (image shows the best brush angle).
Have a little groom through them to check you're happy... :)
You should now have a full, bushy looking non Instagram brow.
I hope you enjoyed this post, feel free to share with your fellow over-pluckers.
P.s here is a video I filmed on the subject a while back for those visual learners out there like me.