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With very very light strokes, think feather light, in an upward and outward motion, with a pencil as close as poss to the colour of the eyebrows. Far better to do 20 feather light strokes along the eyebrow than 3 or three harsh ones which will make you look like Dot Cotton.
Does the feathering effect still look natural-ish where you have no brow hair? I have hypothyroidism and sadly am slowly losing the outer third of my eyebrows (giving me something of an over-plucked look ). I would love to be able to complete the arch in as natural a look as possible.
I would say, unless you're a true redhead/auburn, don't go for the Venetian Brown. The wheat is ok for me..... Dark blonde with (natural ) highlights. But they do one called Mahogany....ok for brown hair I think.
I have really sparse eyebrows so I can never go without defining them. I like smashbox and rimmel ones, very sharp and with strokes as though you were drawing on short hairs rather than a heavy block line.
To re draw or fill in, extend, or add definition to your eyebrows, follow these simple steps:
- Before you start, take a good look at your brows. See which parts need to be filled in...do they need extending? Do you want to make them darker? Which eyebrow shape do you want to achieve?
With that in mind:
1. Choose an eyebrow pencil in a shade that matches your eyebrow hair. If you don't have eyebrow hair, choose either a Taupe colour which suits most people, or if you are very fair choose a Light Blonde, or if you are dark you can use black but you need to be very sparing with it.
2. Next, take the lid off the brow pencil and hold the length of the pencil vertically against one side of your nose, so the length of the pencil points upwards towards the the inner corner of your eye and up to the start of your brow bone.
3. Where the tip of the eyebrow pencil is now lying (at the start of your brow bone, where your eyebrows would naturally start to grow), draw a very faint dot.
4. Next, to find where the high point or arch of your eyebrow should be, keep holding the the eyebrow pencil up vertically against your nose, but this time move the tip outwards, along your brow bone, so that the upper part of the pencil is in line with your far outer edge of your pupil...then using the tip of the pencil, draw another faint dot on your brow bone. This will mark where the arch/high point of your eyebrow will be.
5. Then move the pencil tip along a touch more so the pencil runs up from your nostril and up vertically to meet the end of your brow bone. Draw a dot, and this final dot will mark where the end of your eyebrow should be.
6. So now you have three dots: One to mark the beginning of your brow, a second to mark the middle/high point of your brow and a third to mark the end of your brow.
Finally, Take the eyebrow pencil and add some colour to the back of your hand. (Alternatively you can use a taupe, light blonde or black eyeshadow). Take a small angled brush and transfer the eyebrow colour from the back of your hand onto the angled brush by rubbing the brush head into the colour. Then with gentle feathery strokes, apply the colour from the brush to your brows, using the dots that you pencilled on earlier as your guide for where the brow should start and finish, to add definition, shape and length to your brows.
Fill in any gaps from over plucking.
You can extend the length of your brows by sweeping the colour out to meet the final dot that you drew on the outer edge of your brow bone.
You can also use the pencil, rather than a brush, but start very slowly and be careful not to add too much colour as your brows will become thick and heavy looking very quickly.
Perfect brows take practice and patience, so don't worry if you don't get the brows to match first time. It is only makeup and you can always take it off if you make a mistake! www.laracrudgington.co.uk