Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tips for Getting Your Best Brows Ever!

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Hello, beauties! It may come as a surprise, but our brows can make or break our faces. Whether you like wearing your brows thick and natural a la Cara Delavigne, or sharp and thin like classic movie stars, well groomed brows add structure to the face and make proper frames for our eyes. Today, I want to introduce you to some of my favorite tools and products that can help you achieve your best brows ever, and have you wanting to perfect that sexy brow raise!

The first thing you want to do is gather together all the tools you'll need to whip those brows into gear. Well-shaped brows are the best foundation for you to apply your choice of product. So to get them properly plucked and groomed, I recommend investing in a great pair of tweezers like the Tweezerman Studio Collection Slant Tweezers, $22.00. The sharper the tweezers, the easier it will be to pluck stray hairs with precision and less pain, which is always a plus.

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Once you've gotten a proper pair of tweezers, you're ready to shape your brows. Looking in a mirror, take stock of your natural brow shape. When grooming, you want to tweeze only the stray hairs outside of your natural brow shape. To minimize pain, pull the skin near the brows taut, and pull the hairs in the direction they grow. Pulling them straight out is far more painful than pulling them in the direction they grow naturally. And if redness occurs, taking an Ibuprofen will cut the inflammation down dramatically!

Next, you want to make sure you've got the proper brushes at your disposal to apply and blend your products of choice. If powder products are your thing, you'll want to have a nice angled brush. A lot of bloggers swear by more expensive brands, but I personally love my angled brush from EcoTools. It's sturdy and applies my powder products evenly, and you can't beat the budget price! I also suggest a double sided lash comb and brow brush as it helps to blend powder, tame unruly hairs, and removes excess product for a flawless finish.

When it comes to brow products, there are typically three different types of formulas you'll be dealing with. For a quick and easy, barely there look, gel products are the ultimate go-to. Much like a mascara for your brows, one swipe can give you a bit of tint and all-day taming power that is perfect for the girl on the go. One such product that I wholly recommend is Benefit's Gimme Brow, $22.00. It's so easy to use and perfect for brow beginners.

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Another type of brow product is the trusty brow pencil, and commonly what most women first experiment with. Pencils are fantastic at filling in sparse areas and adding a bit of extra drama for both day and night. For the most even application, start from the inner edge of your brows and pencil in short, light strokes all the way to the outer tip, staying within your natural brow shape. Blend by brushing your brow brush through your brows several times. This removes any excess product, and keeps your brows from looking markered on. When it comes to pencils, I love the budget friendly Wet n Wild ColorIcon Brow and Eye Liner, $1.49.

Lastly, if you are looking for glam, dramatic brows, you can't do better than a lush powder product. Applied with an angled brush, powder is a great way to get well-defined brows. Not for beginners, this is a product that should be worked up to as it requires a light hand and loads of precision. If you think you're ready to graduate to powder, a firm favorite of mine is the Urban Decay Brow Box, $29.00 . With your angled brush, dip it into the powder product that either matches your brows or is a shade or two darker. Then, with a steady hand, gently brush the powder through the brow. To add in that wanted red carpet feel, make sure to define the inner corners and outer points of the brows. Finish with a light brush of brow wax or a gentle swipe of clear brow gel to set your work.

Taming and defining your brows takes a bit of practice, but once you've got the basics down you'll be well on your way to getting glam, gorgeous brows! Today's tips are a great starting point. Remember to experiment, that practice makes perfect, and above all else, have fun!

What are your tried and true brow defining tips? What products are your favorite for getting the perfect brow?

Stay gorgeous, peaches!

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21 comments

  1. I used to swear by Benefit for my brows but then I got poor haha, I need to try tweezerman xxx

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    1. Benefit's Brow Zings are next on my list once I finish the Urban Decay Brow Box. I've heard such good things about it! If you're looking for a budget brow powder, I've heard that ELF does a good one. And definitely invest in some Tweezerman tweezers. Your brows will thank you for it! xx

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  2. I'm obsessed with my brows lately and have heard so many good things about that brow tint! I currently switch up, or use together, Benefit's brow zings & Anastasia's brow wiz. I could definitely use some new tweezers though!

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    1. The Benefit Gimme Brow is truly fantastic! I love using it on lazy days or days where I just need to pop out to the shops and don't want to spend time doing a full face. How do you like the Anastasia Brow Wiz? Is it worth purchasing? xx

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  3. Benefit Brow Zings is my favourite but it's nearly run out! And I don't want to pay for it again!! :-(

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  4. Love the Benefit brow products. Some of my favorite...right there with Anastasia! I can't get over how many people do NOTHING with their brows. Even a simple shaping can transform a face!! Great post and tips!

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  5. I have been so obsessed with my brows lately - I had the best pair of swiss tweezers but they've gone mia. Time to invest in a new pair.

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  6. I'm always struggling with my brows lately, I'll definitely be using some of these tips to make them look glamorous again! Thanks!

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  7. My brows have always grown in kind of funky - its a family think my grandmother at the age of 73 got hers tattooed on! Im totally going to try a few of these and see if it helps! Thank you!

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  8. Was talking to you on fb about this! Love these tips

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  9. I wish I could master trimming my brows. Haha! Great tips!

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  10. Wow! I only do periodic maintenance on my brows which means a bit of tweezing here and there between my waxing. I've never even realized how much you could do to keep them up. Great post...thanks for sharing!

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  11. Although I know my way around my brows by now I still found this post really helpful. For me it gave me some more tips on how to handle my brow a bit easier.
    xx Lisa

    Following Lisa

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  12. I love Gimme Brow, it's the perfect brow product for those who are new to the brow game :)

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  13. Have you ever tried Maybelline's Brow Drama? I wonder how it compares.

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  14. Great tips, thanks for sharing! On an everyday basis, I'm too lazy to do my brows, woops :D

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  15. I never do anything to my brows because they're so thick, but I've heard great things about the Benefit gimme brow :)

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  16. I'm slavishly devoted to my Anastasia tweezers. I find myself gravitating back to Rimmel's brow pencil.

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  17. I love Benefit's Gimme Brow! Amazing brow tips too. I need all the work possible with my brows and I never leave the house without them on. LOL.

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  18. I usually wear my brows in their natural state. I'm just not talented enough to use makeup to enhance them.

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  19. I like getting my brows threaded... Gives my brows a little more exotic look. Also using the new Maybeline eyebrow gel. Not bad for the price

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