Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tutorial: Eyebrow Grooming - Part 2

As promised, here's the continuation of yesterday's tutorial where I showed how to shape eyebrows by tweezing and trimming the hair. Often times, a well manicured set of brows still need definition especially if there are "bald" spots or areas with fine hair and they're not very visible - like in my case. And when you trim your eyebrows, tendency is they'll look thin and scarce so it is best to fill them in to even them out.

Here are the things you'll need:

  • eyebrow pencil
  • angled brow brush
  • spooly/mascara wand
  • brow mascara/gel
Step 1:
Lightly trace the shape of your brow, starting at the top part. I don't know if you can see but it may look like I'm drawing a line beyond my eyebrow but I am actually tracing very fine hair. Remember to use very light strokes. It is easier to add more if you must rather than try to lighten them later on.

Step 2:
Fill up the "empty" space and drag your pencil towards the inner portion of your brow.

Step 3:
Continue to line your brow from the the top part towards the arch to the tail.

Step 4:
Line the bottom part of the inner portion of your brow towards the tail. Remember that it should be a continuous line that goes straight and curves towards the tail. No corners.

Step 5:
Now, fill in the "empty" spaces. As a guide, think of it this way - mimic the darkest color and apply that to the light parts. So you should darken only the light parts of your brows and leave the dark parts untouched to avoid having a very dark brow color. The goal is to try to create one uniform, natural-looking eyebrows.

Step 6:
Grab your angled brow brush and blend or soften the edges. Use a light hand when blending as you do not want to erase what you created.

Step 7:
On the inner corners of your brow, blend out the lines towards the bridge of your nose. When blending, follow the shape of your brow and keep the strokes as straight as possible. This area should appear softer than the rest of the brow. It's okay if your blending goes beyond your natural brow as you can lightly erase it with your finger.

Step 8:
Use a brow mascara to lighten your brows. This actually softens the brows and your whole look. Do not put too much product as too much can look chalky and unnatural. (For those who have really dark and thick hair, you may want to have your eyebrows lighten professionally.)

Step 9:
You can use a spooly to remove excess brow mascara and also help keep the hairs in place.

And here's the final result:

Here are the before and after photos:
There you have it! I hope this tutorial (as well as the first part yesterday) has taught you a thing or two about grooming your eyebrows. I urge all the women out there to pay special attention to your eyebrows and take good care of them. Please avoid over-plucking them. And do not let them overgrow either (like what I did in the first part of this tutorial - totally gross! I am actually guilty of
overgrowing my brows all the time. I always tell myself I'm busy when it only takes about 20 minutes to clean my brows. Tsk, tsk, tsk!). Again, if you're scared to touch your brows, a trip to a professional is the way to go! :)

That's all for now! Have a great day ahead of you! :)



  1. Wow! What a great tutorial! You can publish a book na with this! :-) Good job!