Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Everyday Eyebrow Routine

I had my eyebrows re-shaped this morning, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to show you what eyebrow products I use on a daily basis as they have changed substantially from my previous eye makeup routine post.

BEFORE
AFTER

In the past, I never really understood why people bothered filling in their eyebrows but now, I think filling in the gaps really bring together a whole eye makeup look and I can't leave the house without at least one product on them! My eyebrows are far from perfect (eyebrows are sisters, not twins!) but some products I've incorporated into my makeup routine help make them look bolder and less sparse than they are naturally.


I came across Revlon's Colorstay Shadow links whilst looking for a shade that matched my natural eyebrow colour. I think these eye shadows are fantastic! If you buy a few of these compact shadows, they can all slide together to make a DIY eyeshadow palette which would be perfect for travelling. There is a substantial amount of product in one shadow too, so they will last a lot longer than pre-made palettes. 


I purchased a shadow in the shade 'Cocoa' which matches my natural eyebrow colour perfectly. I then apply the eyeshadow to any gaps in my brows with light strokes using the smaller end of an eyeshadow sponge. Using eyeshadow to fill in your brows is a quick and easy way to add definition without making them look unnatural like some eyebrow pencils do. 


In the above photo, I filled in the eyebrow on the left with shadow and the right eyebrow is left natural. The left eyebrow looks a lot bolder which helps bring together the whole eye makeup look.


Another important, and final step, when dealing with unruly eyebrows is to set them with an eyebrow gel. I picked up Maybelline's Browdrama in Dark brown and I'm actually pretty impressed with the product. I've seen a lot of beauty bloggers use Maybelline's Great Lash clear mascara to set their brows, but I wanted to purchase something with colour in case I was ever feeling lazy and wanted a quick way to both set my brows and add a bit of colour to them. If you have quite a few gaps in your eyebrows, I wouldn't recommend this product if you're looking for something that will help fill them in, it's more of a tint to add some oomph into fairer eyebrow colours and to set them in place.


I finish off by lightly combing the fatter end of the brush through my eyebrows to set them in place. After applying this product, my eyebrows don't budge at all throughout the day.

I hope this post was a little more thorough than my old eyebrow routine in my everyday eye makeup post. Do you think filling in your eyebrows is an vital step in your makeup routine? Let me know in the comments!
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