My fellow eyebrow enthusiasts, STOP! Lend me your ears…your brows and your favorite flat eyeshadow brush.
Instead of filling in the sparse areas of your little caterpillars with a brow powder and an angled eye brush, try using a stiff, flat eyeshadow brush with a rounded edge instead.
I think it just creates a really natural brow look, but still one that’s sharp and put together.
Wish I could say that the idea struck me like a bolt of makeup lightening, BAM! — but it was more a product of necessity being the mother of invention.
One day I couldn’t find my MAC 266 Small Angle Brush — the same one I’ve been using for years to fill in my brows (it must have fallen and rolled under the dresser or, more likely, Tabs hid it) — so I grabbed a MAC 214 Short Shader Brush instead.
Don’t ask me why. It just seemed like a decent idea at the time.
And I guess it was because I loved the results! It’s a more natural, relaxed brow look. They’re a little thicker and slightly undone, but I think it’s a great look for casual makeup.
If you don’t happen to have a 214, try another flat eyeshadow brush, or a perhaps something like the MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush or Laura Mercier Smudge Brush. I’ve also used them for this, and you get basically the same look.
I think the key is to try an eyeshadow brush that’s a little stiff, ideally one with a slightly rounded head.
Did that into your favorite brow powder, tap off the excess, and fill in those sparse spots…
I haven’t tried this yet with brow wax or a brow pencil, but I want to. Let me know if you do and how it turns out.
Greetings from Napa!
Well, technically Yountville. I drove up here today to have lunch with my parents and some cousins who are visiting from the Philippines. The cousins wanted to see Wine Country, so we met at one of my favorite restaurants up here, Bottega Napa.
I’m glad the cousins got to enjoy a nice, sunny day and see the vineyards and rolling hills. The weather’s been hit or miss here lately.
I’m just about to head back home to Novato, and it’s about a 40-mile drive, so I better get to it.
Hope you’re having a good day so far. See you in a few.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,