Saturday, 15 March 2014

Brow Products










When it comes to eyebrows everyone has a different preference of shape, size and if they colour them in or not. I tend to tweeze my own as I cannot afford to keep paying for someone else to do it, but I did have them waxed over a year ago to get my initial shape. Some days I love having quite big eyebrows, then I look back in photos and think why did I like them and make them slightly smaller in size. 

It has only really been in the last year that I have taken my time to fill them in, before I was a little lazy and thought it didn't really make much of a difference, but how wrong was I? It can really change your face shape completely. For me I didn't want to go fairly dark as I thought I might look a little silly being quite pale. 

The first product I used was the Mac Veluxe Brow Liner in brunette, it's alright but something that you might want to use on the days you are not doing too much but want your eyebrows filled in. It's quite pale and not the easiest to apply as you cannot get a strong line to get the pronounced shape, it reminds me of a crayon when you used to use them as a child, it will crumble a little. 

I then got the Mac Eye Brows Self Propelling in Brunette, it's so much nicer than the pencil, it is a much smaller nib, like a ball point pen and perfect to create the perfect definition to get the arch. It is a much nice darker colour than the pencil to fill in the brows so much better without creating a little mess under the eye. 


However as I am not the greatest fan of the pencil and the Self Propelling pencil is quite small and I don't really want to use it all up so soon I was in search for another product. I do have my eye on the Benefit Browzings but having to wait for payday is not very fun, one day it will make it's way into my make up bag. 

So after watching numerous YouTube videos for inspiration I found that a lot of people were using a brown eyeshadow to fill their brows in. So I gave this a whirl and have not stopped using it since. The only palette I own that has any shade of browns in is the MUA Heaven and Earth from Superdrug, the slight issue I have with these colours is that they are a little too shimmery and have a red tone to them, so I am on the hunt for something more matte. To apply it I use the Make Up Forever brush in no. 2S which has a very small tip, my cousin who is a make up artist over in Dubai gave me this brush and I love it. It is really for applying eyeshadow just under the eyes of on the waterline. 

I need to get my hands on a hard angled brush which is not too pricey, so it would be nice if any of you could recommend me one :) I would also love to hear what brow products you are using too. xx
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  1. I definitely think that filling in your brows is a must. I like to read about all your different experience with it! It's kind of stupid, but I only own one really old H&M brow pen, but I would love to try other things especially using eyeshadows to do it. I just haven't found the perfect mate shade yet as you described too :)
    Tanja Mortensen

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    1. I never had the confidence before, the shimmer of eye shadows is not obvious but I feel the look of a matte shadow will have a whole different look to it. I would recommend trying it. Xx

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  2. I love that you use the MUA palette for filling in your brows! just shows things can have so many usues! xx

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    1. Thank you. It's amazing how products can be used in so many different ways. How do we not figure these things out earlier xx

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