Filling your eyebrows for the first time can be nerve wracking but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a try. You need to win over the jitters and learn to be in control of the pencil and brush. Would you rather go to a salon everyday just to have your brows done? Worry no more because we are here to help you master the art of brow filling.
Embrace your fear and start working on your brows. Remember, practice makes perfect so just have a blast while you’re at it.
Here’s a simple step- by- step makeup guide for beginners.
- Place a brush vertically on the side of your nose to gauge where your brow should begin.
- Angle the brush (45 degrees) from the side of your nose to the outer corner of your eye so you’ll know where your brow should end.
- Your arch should be two-thirds away from the starting point of your brow. An arch on the center or misplaced arch is really unflattering.
- Brush your eyebrows with a spoolie to set the hairs in place. Take note of the shape of your brows and the gaps you need to fill.
- Create a line on the bottom of and above your eyebrows
- Using short, feathery strokes, lightly fill in the sparse areas of your brows with a pencil. Just follow the natural shape of your brows. Next, use a spoolie brush to blend the lines so your brows will look natural and soften the shade. Brush upwards and away from the nose when blending.
- Apply brow pomade using an angled brush. Start on the arches towards the tail then work your way into the inner corner of your eyebrow.
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8 Eyebrow Makeup Tips for Beginners
You’ve read all the magazines and seen all your favorite celebrities on T.V. and the movies. You’ve dreamt about it the last few years and now the time has come. Putting on eyebrow makeup for the first time can be fun, exciting, and nerve-wracking at the same time.
Follow our fabulous eyebrow makeup tips for beginners and feel like a makeup artist to the stars right away!
- Get your eyebrows threaded or waxed professionally for precise shaping. You can just tweeze stray hairs afterwards to tidy up.
- 2018 is the year of textured brows so embrace your natural contour and do not go overboard with plucking, threading or waxing. Remember, the fuller the better.
- Perfectly done look is so last year. To avoid looking overdone, go light on the inner corner and a little darker on the center towards the tail.
- When choosing your eyebrow color, go for one to two shades lighter than your actual hair color if you are dark-haired. Get two shades darker when your hair is light colored.
- The best time to pluck stray hairs is after your bath. Shower steam will open your pores making it easier to pull out hair. It also lessens redness.
- Eyebrow stencils were created as a shortcut to perfectly shaped brows. However, one look doesn’t suit all. Work on your natural shape instead and just keep practicing.
- Never pluck, wax or thread during your period. It will be extra painful if you do it during this time because of heightened sensitivity.
- It is perfectly normal to not have identical brows. So just relax and don’t fret over perfect symmetry.
How To Come Up With Your First Eyebrow Makeup Kit
You need to have a good eyebrow makeup starter kit to get the job done right. As you can see, you don’t have to break open your bank account to put-together a great makeup kit!
Start with the following essentials for your brows:
- Eyebrow pencil with a spoolie brush. We recommend that you start with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil so you can master the art of brow filling quickly. It is ultra-slim which gives you a good grip and allows you to create short hair-like strokes. It’s a two in one product so you could easily fill the gaps with pencil and blend with the spoolie.
- Angled brow brush. You need to invest in a good brush that will deposit the powder softly so you’ll end up with natural looking brows. We recommend Bobbi Brown Eyebrow Brush $29.
- Eyebrow shadow palette. It’s better to start with good eyebrow products that are not so expensive. Just level up as your skills improve. Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette $9 or Milani Brow Fix Kit $7 are great finds for newbies.
- Brow Pomade. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade is truly a must have for beginners. A little of this goes a long way so you won’t regret spending $18 for it. A cheaper but good alternative is NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade which sells for $7.
- To maintain your brows well, you need to invest in a durable tweezer like Tweezerman Ultra Precision Slant Tweezer $35 or Anastasia Beverly ilHills Precision Tweezer $28.
- Brow Gel. You will need this one for days when you’re not in the mood to go all out with eyebrow makeup and just want to keep things simple and ultra-natural. Go for the cult classic Glossier Boy Brow to tame, tint and thicken your eyebrows. $16.
The Perfect Eyebrow Shape for you Face Shape
Knowing your face shape is essential to your eyebrow makeup routine. Your brow shape should complement your facial features in order to create a stunning look.
Here’s a quick guide on determining your face shape and the eyebrow shape to match it.
- Oval Face Shape. Your forehead is wider than your chin and your cheekbones are prominent. Your face gradually tapers to a round narrow chin.
Natural arched brows or soft angled brows suit you best. Do not attempt to overly contour your brows by plucking because you are blessed with the ideal face shape so easy on the pencil, brush and tweezer.
- Heart Face Shape. The width and length of your face are similar to an Oval face shape except that your chin is beautifully pointed. This shape is also known as an inverted triangle.
Go for a low arch round brow shape to soften your pointed chin and create balance. Stay away from this year’s textured brows please.
- Round Face Shape. The length of your face is equal to the width. The widest part of your face is your cheeks. Your chin is round and jawline is soft.
High arched brows will provide a beautiful contrast to your face shape. The key here is to lessen the roundness by balancing your features with a defined arch so veer away from straight and round brows.
- Square Face Shape. Your most prominent feature is an angled jawline. The width of your forehead, cheekbones and jawline are closely similar.
Soften the sharp angles of your face with natural arched brows or create balance with round or low arched brows. Don’t go too thin or too thick!
- Oblong Face Shape. The shape bears similarities with square face except that the chin and jawline are softer. There’s a mixture of Oval and Square face features.
Your aim here is to make your face look rounder. Flat eyebrows or boy brows will help create that illusion.
- Diamond Face Shape. Do you have high cheekbones and a pointed chin? If the length of your forehead is short and the width between your temples is the larger than your cheekbones and jawline, you have a diamond face shape.
Curved brows will soften your high cheekbones and pointed chin.
Conclusion – How to Avoid Eyebrow Makeup Mistakes
Mistakes happen. Even Hollywood’s best makeup artists can have the occasional slip-up. Here is a short breakdown of common eyebrow mistakes:
- Overdrawn Brows. Beginners tend to tighten their grip on the pencil or use too much product so they end up going past the natural line. Make sure to tidy up before you go out. Dip a cotton swab in makeup remover and use it to lightly run on the natural line of your brows so you could erase excess lines.
- Brows That Are Too Dark. It’s best to apply the product where there’s plenty of natural light so you’ll see its true hue effect on you. Remember to always start at the tail of your brow and work your way inwards to where your brow start. Use a spoolie or Q-tip to soften the pigment and remove harsh lines. Don’t forget to blend to make sure your brows look more natural.
- Droopy Tail. Your eyes will look lonely when your eyebrows are pointing down towards the earlobes. Always apply eyebrow makeup looking straight at the mirror. Swivel your head from left to right to make sure that your tails are up and out towards the direction of your temples.
- Overdrawn Arch. If you end up with this uncanny surprised or angry look then you definitely went overboard with your arches. Remove all your eyebrow makeup and start from scratch. Before you proceed to go over our makeup guide for beginners again, so you’ll know where your arch should be.
Learn from these mistakes so you can avoid making them on your eyebrows. Remember to buy good quality product, keep that hand steady, and most of all, have fun!