Hello lovely readers..
So I am here today to tell you all about my updated brow routine. It has only changed slightly since I posted about it a few months ago but i figured the change that I have made may be a useful tip for some of you dark haired ladies out there.
Let me start by telling you about how I maintain my brows. My favorite technique for brow maintenance is threading. Threading is a hair removal method that comes from India. This method allows for more precise hair removal and more control than waxing when shaping. Unlike tweezing where a single hair is pulled at a time, threading pulls a few hairs at once which means it takes a lot less time than sitting there torturing your brows for about 30-45 mins. When my mum first allowed me to start torturing my brows I used the method of waxing, then I moved on to tweezing however as strange as it may sound tweezing makes me sneeze so I was desperate for an alternative method. That’s when I found threading. It was quick, virtually painless and my brows looked amazeballs every time. I taught myself how to thread my own brows but took way to long to do it myself and therefore opted to go to a brow bar and have an expert do it for me and ensure that I don’t accidentally pull out my whole brow. I thread once every 6 weeks.
Unfortunately I don’t particularly like my natural brows so I opt for filling them in.However due to me having such dark hair I was finding it very difficult to find a product within my budget that wasn’t too light for me. I tried tons of products over the last year and could not find something dark enough until last month I had a “genius” idea. Continue reading to find out what my “genius” idea is 🙂
My brows before I fill them in
So these are the products I use to fill in my brows everyday.
- I apply a little bit of eyeshadow primer to my finger and rub it around my brow. My favourite budget primer is the MUA Pro-Base eye primer.
- I then grab an angled brow brush like the Eylure double ended eyebrow brush and spray it with my fixing spray. My favourite budget friendly fixing spray is the Makeup Revolution Pro Fix fixing spray. I then pack the brush with the cream side of my Benefit’s browzing brow shaping duo and outline the shape around my brow that I would like to obtain.
- After I have done that I grab my angled brush again and spray it with the fixing spray again. Now here comes the big “genius” idea…. Ready?? I then dip my brush into a matte black eyeshadow. I used the the one from my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette the shade is called Blackout.
- The final thing I do is to grab a concealer brush and my all time favourite concealer Maybelline’s eraser eye concealer and a concealer brush and I go around my brow to tidy and sharpen up the lines.
I am so happy with how this technique has been working out for me. I have finally found a shade that isn’t too light for me. I also like how I am still able to make them look natural even though I am using such a dark product.
I also came across a great post on a site called Into the Gloss. This website is full of all sorts of great tips and advice on a bunch of different topics like hair, skin, nails and makeup. The post has a video about how to fill in your eyebrows. It was a great help to me and maybe it can help all of you too. Check it out here.
I hope you all enjoyed reading about my brow routine. Let me know if any of you have any tips you think I may find useful.
Until next time