First thing first, Zanita is a genius.
Secondly, and I hope you find just as interesting, lets talk brows. I went far too long thinking that filling in my eyebrows was an optional extra. I now put my eyebrows as one of my most important beauty steps. I would rather walk out of the house with no foundation than without my brows done.
What you’ll need to get started is a little set of varying browns like this one from Napoleon perdis and Benefit or if you have an eye pallet with these tones they work just as well. The only crucial thing to keep in mind is to avoid anything with shimmer. A sparkly eyebrow doesn’t a natural look make!
I firstly prepare my skin with my moisturiser and foundation, then before I move onto setting my face with powder the eyebrows are next, as the shadow holds much better when there is a bit of moisture for it to hold onto. It also helps if you need to correct any mistakes along the way.
Brush the brows up to open them up and see what you’re working with. I prefer a spoolie brush like this one rather than brow brush as its also helps to work the shadow through your brows later on, but whatever you feel more comfortable with. Then with an angled brush slowly add the powder to your brows. I personally go with quite a dark shade as I have darker features, but its best to start light then mix with the dark to create your perfect shade.
Fill in any gaps to start with, then follow the guide below to create the most flattering arch. Using the edge of your nose as the starting point you should be able to draw a vertical line straight up to the start of your brow. Then the highest part of the arch is the invisible line from the nose and through your iris, leaving you with the nose to end the outer edge of your eye to work out where your brow’s tail should end. My brows end a little short, so I try to add a little more shadow here to fake a longer end and avoid plucking this area as much as possible.
The most notable area is the head of the brow, if we’re talking heads and tails. I like to make the bottom of this quite flat and straight and then make a right angle shape rather than create rounded lines, I find its more clean and polished.
When you’re done take your spoolie and brush your brows up and out and work the powder through the hairs if you’ve gone a little heavy. It helps to keep things as even as possible.
Let me know your brow tails, would love to hear if you have any extra advice on the matter!
Photos by Zanita