– September 6, 2011Posted in: MAKEUP TIPS
When selecting a brow colour, choose one that is either your natural colour or one shade lighter. Be careful not to confuse brow pencils and powders with eye pencils and shadows—they are not the same. Brow pencil are duller in colour, usually with no sheen, and have some what waxier texture than eyeliner pencils do. Eyebrow powder is duller and more matte than eye shadows. When using a brow pencil, apply short, feathery, hair like strokes angled in the same direction as the hair growth. Never draw on a solid, hard looking line. Short feather – like strokes are meant to imitate short brown hairs. Some make up artists like to go over the area againusing a small angled brush, following the same stroke pattern. It blends the pencil in a little better and helps it appear more natural. For those with scars on brows that are just not there, you may need the coverage of a cream brown colour, which gives the most coverage. Simply apply it with a stiff, angled brush using short feathery strokes. It’s always best to follow cream with a brown powder to set it and help it stay. Which ever method you prefer, when grooming your brows, always finish by using a brown brush to brush upward and outward. If you like , you can end with a brow gel. It acts like a hairspray for the brows. Remember to sharpen your pencil each time you use it. The sharper the pencil, the better the application. You can use eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder separately, or you can combine them. If you combine them, you will increase wearing time.