I used to think because I had thick, black eyebrows, that I didn't need to fill them in, or define them. Now, looking back at pictures of me a few years back, I look at my eyebrows and think to myself, why?! I always had to pluck my eyebrows, thanks to my Italian heritage, and I think we're all guilty of over-plucking, especially in the early 2000's. After I graduated high school, I started getting my eyebrows waxed, and the beautician told me that I needed to really let them grow, so I did. I looked like Ernie from Sesame Street, but then when I went to my next appointment, she was actually able to shape them. It took a while for me to adjust to my newly thick brows, but now I absolutely love them!
I was reading a blog at the time, called MaskCara and I noticed whenever she did a makeover on someone, she always filled in their brow. Her weapon of choice was an angled brush, and MAC eyeshadow in the shade Brun. I ordered Brun, and began filling in my brows with a Real Techniques angled eyeshadow brush. I started to see the difference, and how it really made my whole face. I finally realised just how important eyebrows are to your whole face. Have you ever seen those articles, like 15 celebrities without their eyebrows! and noticed just how strange they look? Like little aliens.
Below are my current four favourite eyebrow products that I use.
First off we have the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow, along with the Anastasia Beverly Hills duo brush #12. I picked these up at Sephora. but you can purchase them from BeautyBay.com, direct from the Anastasia Beverly Hills website, and some local shopping centres have brow bars which sell the Anastasia products. The shade I have is Chocolate, which I feel may be a little to warm for my brows, and should have gone a more ash-y colour.
To apply this, first I use the spooly end of the brush and comb through my brows in an upward, then outward way. I then use the angled brush to pick up a small amount of product, you can see on the edges of the pot where I have picked up too much, and had to wipe it off. I tend to start on the bottom of my eyebrow, towards the start of the brow, as I have a little area where the hair refuses to grow. I kind of just draw a line along the bottom, and work my way towards the arch. I then draw another line in the middle of my eyebrow tail, and take it down to extend my eyebrow. I then get a little more on my brush and start to fill in the middle of my brow, and begin filling in the start of my brow, but in an upwards motion. I then take the spooly end of the brush, and brush through my brows to blend the product in. Depending on how serious you want your brows to be, some people take concealer and a brush, and then outline the brows to give a really defined look. Unless I am going out to a party, dancing, or something like a wedding, I don't ever really do that. Mainly because I am usually running late!
I really like this product, as I find it tends to really last all day. For some reason I always rub my hands over my face, and when I was just using the eye shadow, it would all come off.