Monday, November 4, 2013

Makeup Monday: How To Get The Perfect Brows (Full Tutorial)




Products used to create the perfect brow: 1) Smashbox Lid Primer, 2) Anastasia Brow Wiz, 3) Sonia Kashuk stiff angled brush, 4) Smashbox Brow Tech (I also love this Too Faced Brow Kit for an all-in-one) 
Pssst! I posted more brow product suggestions on my latest Westfield Style post.

Today's tutorial is about - you guessed it! - brows. I wax poetic about how important brows are, how they frame your face, how I won't leave home without them. It's an obsession - but did you see the "before" picture? It really does make a huge difference. I've done a few brow tutorials over the years, but my routine is ever evolving. The past year or so, I've been steadfast in my current brow technique (though I sometimes switch up the products) - and with the many inquiries I receive on a daily basis, I figured it was high time for a new tutorial. I made a cheat sheet (above) for future reference, but the full tutorial with demonstrated steps is after the jump. Keep reading to learn how I take my brows from blahhhh to yayyyy!






Before we get started, please refer to this diagram if you have questions on where your brow should start, arch, and end. 



Apply primer. People usually skip this step, but it will help keep your brows from slipping off your face! It's really important if you're like me and rely on a lot of filler, especially on the tail end.


Use brow pencil to draw a defined line underneath your brow.


Do the same for the top of your brow, but only on the outer 3/4. Concentrate on defining the tail end of your brow.


Use the spoolie end of the pencil (or a clean mascara wand) to pull the color up and through the brows. This will also blend any harsh lines, but if you want a really defined lower line, you can always go back in and add it!


Pick up some brow powder on a stiff angled brush and fill the outer 3/4.


Without using any more powder (just use what's left on the brush), wiggle the brush back and forth on the inner brow. This will keep them from looking painted on.


That's it! You're done. You can finish with brow gel, if you want - I usually skip it unless it's going to be a long night. Please let me know if you need any alternative product suggestions!

66 comments:

  1. Thank you so much ! This is the kind of tutorial I needed to see right now !!


    XX Luba

    Layering summer items to style transitional look today on
    http://www.well-living-blog.com

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    1. You make it look so easy, love this tutorial.

      xo
      http://pinksole.com

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  2. Beautiful brows tutorial. They look really perfect now! Thanks for sharing.

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  3. Incredible Transformation!
    Before & After look like different persons :)

    Love,
    mit der zeit

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  4. great tutorial :) can't wait to try this!
    Barnicles

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  5. Love your brows. If only mine were that high and arched!

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  6. amazing tutorial! i definitely have to try it!

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  7. Awww that is awesome! I'm always trying to define mine but I end up with something not so bad but even not so good.. definitely gonna try your method! :D

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  8. Awesome! I have the Anastasia pencil! and learn something new, I never use primer,will def try :)
    xo,
    Yaudy
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/

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  9. Dream brows. I've never thought to use primer - what a huge DUH moment haha.

    xo,
    Lela

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  10. I love you for this. I never know if I'm doing it right. Now I will. :)

    Shani x
    http://shedreamsinperfectfrench.com

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  11. wow, nice tutorial.
    you have a pretty face :)

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  12. Great tutorial, your brows look amazing! I do it the same way. ;)
    xx

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  13. I would never have thought your brows were so light, you make them look so natural! I have quite dark heavy brows naturally so I've never bothered to do much with them but when I've had my make up done professionally they look so much better so I'll have to give it a go.
    Thank you for such a clear tutorial
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  14. Wow. I absolutely had no idea what a huge difference this could make. I'm convinced and can't wait to go home and try it out!

    On another note, just had to thank you. I didn't wear any eye makeup other than mascara when I found your blog, but now I experiment all the time and have so much fun. And since I feel like my lips are my best feature, I LOVE your lip color roundups. Just bought Makeup Forever's lip stain in #19, and it is AMAZING. :)

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  15. oh wow- never thought of using a primer before filling in the brows! thanks for the tips- yours look amazing!

    & Pretty Things

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  16. Looks so easy when you do it like this! I have to try this!

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  17. unreal, such a huge difference
    www.lustvsmust.com

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  18. Thanks for this tutorial! This is so much simpler than other ways that I'd been taught!

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  19. Very useful post!You have a gorgeous skin! :)

    xoxo,
    Sherleyzz

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  20. WOW such an amazing tutorial!! I couldn't even imagine to do it :)

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  22. I agree - even if I don't wear any other makeup I do my brows. My Mom used to tell me this all the time when I was a teenager and I was like, yeah- okay whatever. But when I actually started wearing make up and using an eyebrow pencil it made a huge difference.I still struggle with getting them right though- not too overdone - this tutorial is just what I needed!

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  23. You look amazing! And it is so easy to be done. I didn't know how to do it. Helped me a lot. Thanks sweet ;)

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  24. Wow, this was SO helpful! Been trying to do my blond brows so many times, but never got it quite right. Now I did! Tnx! Love, Liv, Norway.

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  25. I agree, brows are so important! Yours look amazing after!

    xo, alison*elle

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  26. i like this tutorail,very luminous
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  27. This is exactly how I do it as well! :)

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  28. How useful! Thank you :) I very scarcely do my eyebrows and when I do, I only use eyebrow powder, it usually suffices for me. But maybe I will try out doing them more frequently now :)


    Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

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  29. Crazy what a huge difference your eyebrows make! Great tutorial!
    <3

    http://downtownhautefashion.blogspot.com

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  30. Love this tutorial! Also love the top! Anyone know where this is from?

    Thanks again for the tutorial x

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    1. Thank you! The top is by the lovely Corey Lynn Calter:)

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  31. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this treat with us !

    xo

    www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

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  32. Going to try this tomorrow, and I second the DUH!! moment re: primer.

    Now we need an ID on that shimmery liquid liner and perfect lip color. :)

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    1. The liner is a combo of Stila's liquid liner and Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion. I use the Stila first, to connect between the lashes - the UD is the shiny one:) The lipstick is NARS Niagara with a darker lipliner.

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  33. What a helpful tutorial! The step by step photos are ultra handy. My brows are ultra sparse and I fill them in daily with Anastasia Brow Powder. Extra tips like are always appreciated! Your brows look great :)

    -Jen
    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  34. I totally agree, brows are an essential part of makeup. Most days I wear only eyeliner and lipstick but whenever I go out for anything special, the brows are my third makeup step. It took many years to finally get my routine down (it would look clowny, uneven, smudgy, etc.) but your routine is effortless and perfect.

    Cheers!
    www.champagnesundayliving.com

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  35. i've never thought to put primer up there too! will try that tomorrow. the only issues i have with brows is that my inner brows are so mismatched... my right eye starts out more angled and the left is more round and it's hard to even them out =/

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    1. I have a similar issue. I try not to match them too perfectly, because then it just looks unrealistic. Just a little tweaking on each side.

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  36. I have so much trouble getting my brows perfect daily, and you make it look so easy! Thank you for posting the beautiful tutorial. Can't wait to try this! Have a beautiful day! x Allura x kittenlamoda.com

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  37. thanks for sharing! I have naturally strong brows, but I like to put some powder in them for getting brow-power effect :).

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  38. This is the best and most informative post I have seen on make-up yet. Brows are so important and you look amazing. Thanks you.

    Rosebud

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  39. What color Brow Wiz do you use? It's a really great natural color on you and I'm thinking we might be near in brow color… I will have to pick up the Brow Wiz pencil!

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  40. Whenever I try to do my eyebrows, I always think I end up looking like a chola D: Also what color of pencil would you recommend for a darker complexion? I've tried black since my hair is black and I get the chola look. :/

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    1. You should be using a dark brown, not black - for dark brows, always go a shade or two lighter than your hair color:)

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  42. Woooo!!! Is super easy, definitely I'll do it
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  43. AMAZING tutorial, really condenses loads of information into one easy-to-follow photo set. Thank you!

    The Penny Rose

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  44. this eyebrow tutorial is the best I've ever seen!!!! Love it!!! Thank you for posting! Finally, an eyebrow tutorial that is one I can use. Love the way your eyebrows look!

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  45. Gorgy! I honestly didn't know I should be priming my eyebrows. I have incredibly oily skin; After blotting throughout the day my eyebrows typically look like lizards with a missing tail. LOL. Thanks for the tips!

    Taylor @ www.trendycheapo.com

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  46. Yes!! Thanks Keiko! I always thought that you have the best brows ever and am happy that you made a tutorial! Here's to hoping mine will look as nice as yours :)

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  47. I do my brows on a daily basis, as they look like your "before" when they're natural, and I just love this. They look fantastic. I have no idea why I never thought to prime at first. Side note - your skin looks amazing, too!

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  48. how do you know the best color to pick?

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  49. Love the brow tutorial with the step by steps! Definitely helpful!

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