Thursday, 3 October 2013

An Eyebrow Noob

Sleek Oh So Special palette // MUA clear mascara // MAC eye brow pencil in Spiked // Sigma E65


I don't have the fullest brows in the world. Those empty areas on the top aren't the result of over plucking. They've been like that all my life, I just never had hair grow there! It always bothered me, until I found out about the wonders of eyebrow pencils. 

My first venture into the eyebrow shaping world was with this MAC twist up eyebrow pencil, which I still love to this day. It doesn't match my natural hair colour perfectly, as it is a little bit lighter, but I don't think it's that noticeable. Even if you have black hair like mine, filling your eyebrows in with a totally black pencil can look very harsh. I tend to use the pencil on my lazy/time pressured days, as a quick swipe on the top and front of my brows tends to sort them out.

Recently, I've taken a crack at filling my brows in with eyeshadow. I'd always watched the Pixiwoos doing it in their tutorials and I could never understand why you would choose to faff around with powder eyeshadows when you can do it so quickly with a pencil! The fact is, it looks a lot softer than just the pencil, which gives you a nicer, more natural finish. I start by using the brown of this Sleek palette through the front of the brow and then mixing it with a smidgeon of the black on the back!

Lastly, just to make sure everything stays in place, I go over my brows with a bit of this MUA clear mascara. I've tried Benefit's offering of a clear brow gel, and although it does work better, you can't beat this and it's £1 price tag!

Do you fill in your eyebrows? What are your favourite products?
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  1. I use Benefit Browzings which is much loved, but I have recently been using Buck from my UD palette as it is a lot quicker!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. I use Benefit Browzings as well! It's so amazing. <3

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  3. I do not fill in my brows but I definietly think its something that I need to start doing! All my YouTube beauty gurus rave about it!

    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  4. You did a great job! Love it!
    Followed you

    Ru|Glitter & Blush

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  5. That colour suits your brows very well :) I think I'm one of them who doesn't bother about brows, but I have fully brows, and I don't know a thing about these brows products so I can't say much but it suits you so I guess it'S alright! :) xx

    www.leenatheunicorn.blogspot.com

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  6. my eyebrows are like that too, specially because i made a few mistakes when i was younger

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  7. They look pretty good! I like to use the Rimmel eyebrow pencil in black/brown as it's dark but not too dark and it's easy to work with.

    Hannah
    Girl+World

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  8. This is such a useful post for me, i have black hair color too and doing eyebrows with black makes it look so harsh, will try your trick
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  9. I like using an eye brow pencil by Benefit, and the result is quite natural too! :)

    MyMakeUpCompulsion

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  10. I go back and forth between using a pencil and a powder. Your eyebrows have a great shape!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  11. I use the Rimmel eyebrow pencil, its easy and quick but it doesn't last for the longest time, I find it much easier than fussing with brushes and shadows :)

    Roshni’s Journey

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  12. Nice post. I could see the difference.

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  13. I'm all about filling in the brows! I'd rather fill in my brows that wear mascara or foundation.

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  14. ive never try out to fill in my brows, i want to try
    i want to try that paleette too!
    thanks for stopping by in my blog, i follow you!
    follow me back?
    xoxo

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  15. I use exactly the same shades from my Sleek palette! I also love the HD Brows palette but it's super expensive and really hard to get hold of. I'll always go for a powder over a pencil, much more natural and easy to control in my opinion....you'r brows look fab!

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  16. we love pixiwoo! we prefer filing our brows in with powder as opposed to pencil because it is a lot more natural and less harsh. great post

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  17. You look so stunning! I'm pretty clueless when it comes to brows, my glasses usually hide them so I just leave them to do their thing hehe

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  18. Everyone noob at the first, second, or even third try. but i think you'll be a pro in no time !
    nice post, i'm following you now !
    i hope we can follow each other :3

    http://feafum.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love how you do your eyebrows, so pretty! :) xx

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