Sunday, 12 June 2016

Brow Routine

Being blonde, filling in my eyebrows is quite a crucial step in my makeup routine as my eyebrows are quite light and sparse, so I thought that for this post I would talk about what brushes and products I use for various different occasions.

Brushes



I use two brushes - a spoolie from 'LAROC' and a Hard Angle Definer brush from 'Benefit'. Brushing the hairs up first with the spoolie makes it easier to see the outline of my eyebrows, and the brush is perfect for filling in my eyebrows with powder as it is quite small and can be used very precisely. I did a much more in depth review of the 'Benefit' brush if you are interested - here.

Powders



I use two different powders, depending on how strong I want my eyebrows to look. This Tanya Burr 'Perfect Brows' palette has a really soft blonde shade - Pebble - which gives me really natural looking brows, so I use this when I want them to still have a good outline, but not look too over the top. The Benefit 'Brow Zings' in Light is a bit darker as it has a more of an opaque formula, so I use it more for when I have a full face of makeup. 

Crayon / Gel


Sometimes I have makeup days when I am either in a rush or putting on a very minimal look, when powders either take too much time or look too strong, and these two products come in handy. The Maybelline 'Brow Drama' Pomade Crayon in Dark Blond is a creamy stick that you run over your brows to fill them in. It takes about one second per brow and applies a little colour to them and keeps them in place. It is a little bit messy though, so just be sure to wipe around the brow to keep them looking somewhat crisp. I have done a more in depth review of this product too - here. The Benefit 'Gimme Brow' in Light/Medium can be used on its own or over other brow products too. It is a gel that has a similar brush to a spoolie that disperses the gel whilst holding the hairs in place. I have done a post about this product too - here.


This is a swatch of the products together:
*Tanya Burr 'Pebble' Powder
*Benefit 'Brow Zings'
*Maybelline 'Brow Drama'
*Benefit 'Gimme Brow'

What products do you use to fill in your brows?

Roisin <3