One of the questions I get asked the most is, “How do you fill in your eyebrows?” It’s a daunting task for many, especially when it comes to shaping them and choosing the right color. Today I have the Mirabella Borrowed From The Boys Eyebrow Collection for you, which is an exquisite group of products to give you gorgeous eyebrows that look natural, easy, and fuss-free. I have a full pictorial inside showing you my tips and tricks!
The collection itself consists of 3 eyebrow shaping pencils and a brow mascara. The pencils come in 3 different shades.
The general rule of thumb when choosing a shade for your eyebrows is to go 2-3 shades lighter if you have dark hair and 2-3 shades darker if you have light hair.
The Brow Pencil comes in light, medium, and dark. These are all beautiful when you apply them and have great pigmentation. I did notice that the lightest shade has a lot of warm, almost coppery tones in it, which I don’t think is going to flatter everyone with light hair. My hair is pastel turquoise, and I can typically use a light shade on my eyebrows, but this shade is far too warm and red-toned for my natural brow color.
I generally just tweeze my own eyebrows because I don’t get a ton of overgrowth anywhere except right below my arch. I tweeze strays as they come in on a weekly basis and leave the rest alone. When they get too bushy looking, I will brush the hair upward and lightly trim them with scissors. That is generally the extent of my own eyebrow grooming. You can see that my brows aren’t terrible, but they definitely need some filling in where there are sparse spots. They can also use more shape toward the inner corners and definitely some extension on the outer parts.
I am using the Medium Brow Pencil here, because the blonde was just too red-toned for my ashy brow color. I start by using light pressure on the inner corners of my eyebrows and making short, light strokes upward. Make sure you are flicking the pencil upward so you mimic the look of natural hairs growing. Be sure not to over-shape this area and make it too round or too boxy. Most of us can get away with some light, short, upward flicks in the inner corners of our eyebrows.
Next, I outline the bottom shape and arch of my eyebrow. You can use medium pressure for this step since we want the middle of our eyebrow to be the darkest. Using medium pressure, use long, feathery strokes to shape the under part of your eyebrow and natural arch.
I do the same exact step but on the upper portion of my eyebrow. For natural looking eyebrows, follow your natural brow shape. Some of us have angled eyebrows with high arches, some of us have very flat brows, and some of us are in between. For a natural look, don’t attempt to “reshape” your arch. Just use those long strokes again to follow the natural outline of your brow. I can see the natural outline my brow makes above, but it has some sparse spots where the pencil will really fill the sparse areas in.
My brows stop short of where I want them to end and this is a common, normal occurrence. I simply take my eyebrow pencil and lightly sweep my brush downward. Natural brows typically don’t extend too far past the corner of your eyes, so start off natural and light, since you can always add more.
The most important step is to make sure you take that eyebrow comb and use it! Your brows may look too dark or extreme, but if you take that eyebrow brush and run it through your brows, the color will disperse and blend and look much more natural.
Lastly, I use the Brow Shaper Mascara and lightly brush it upward in the inner corners of my eyebrows and then in the direction of my hair growth for the rest of my brow. This will keep all your hairs in place and also add some thickness and color. This just really sets everything and adds the finishing touches.
My brows after are much more defined and less sparse looking. The length on each end is slightly extended. Having your brows filled in really makes such a huge difference when doing your makeup. It will make your eye makeup and eye color stand out so much more and pull the rest of your makeup together.
You can see the difference above. Eyebrows are definitely a feature on your face that you want to learn how to embrace. Having brows that are filled in properly can COMPLETELY change someones face shape, eye shape and appearance, and even their age.
When doing your eyebrows, you can basically achieve any look that you want, from natural to extremely dramatic. This is simply my favorite way of doing my own eyebrows, and my tips and tricks for achieving groomed brows that can be worn on a daily basis.
The products I used in this tutorial are available at Mirabella’s website online here and at professional salons.The Brow Shaper Mascara is online here and retails for $25.00USD. The Brow Pencil is online here and retails for $21.00USD.
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