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?


  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!

    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!

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

    Ru|Glitter & Blush

  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

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

  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.


  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,

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


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

  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

  12. Nice post. I could see the difference.

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

    Annie |

  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?

  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'r brows look fab!


  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

  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 |

  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

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



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