It’s no secret that eyebrows have been the centre of attention in the beauty/fashion industry for the past few years! Eyebrows have gone from pencil-thin, to super-thick, to even non-existent… But, after all this time, like any make-up, the best eyebrows come in the form of looking “naturally-enhanced”. In this guide, I’ll be showing you how to achieve beautiful, natural-styled eyebrows through simple yet professional techniques that you can try yourself at home.
Firstly, here’s what you’ll need:
– Flat-Edge Tweezers
– Eyebrow Comb/Brush
– Small, Flat-Angled Brush
– Eyebrow Powder; we’re using Kryolan Eyebrow Powder in Fair as the model is blonde with light skin, but of course use whatever shade matches your natural colouring best for desired result.
– Eyebrow Setting Gel; we’re using Kryolan Eyebrow Gel for desired result.
– Highlighter (optional); we’re using Kryolan Illusion in Velvet for desired result.
– Pencil (optional); we’re using Kryolan Color Pencil in 901, but as with the eyebrow powder, use the shade that best matches your natural colouring for desired result.
STEP ONE – MEASUREMENT
Start with a clean base. The first thing you’ll need to do is measure where you require your eyebrow to start from the inner corner, and where you require it to finish, which will be the outer corner. Using a brush or comb with a long handle, place it vertically next to the side of your nose (as pictured in the left-hand photo above). Immediately above is where your eyebrow will start from the inner corner. To measure where your eyebrow will finish, place your handle diagonally upwards from the outer corner of your eye towards your eyebrow (as pictured in the right-hand photo above). This is where your eyebrow will finish.
STEP TWO – TWEEZING
Next you’ll be creating your shape via tweezing away the stray hairs. Of course, everyone’s eyebrows are different, and even your own two eyebrows will slightly vary from each other, so don’t panic if they are not dead the same. We’re aiming for the best similarity possible, not an exact mirror image. If you’re not used to tweezing, feel free to use a little Vaseline to help ease the plucking sensation. Start tweezing from the middle of your eyebrow (above your iris, as pictured in the left-hand photo above). Pluck away the stray hairs underneath, working your way towards the outer corner. The highest point of your arch should be above the outer corner of your iris (as pictured in the right-hand photo above.) Refrain from plucking away hairs above the eyebrow. Keep plucking until you have your desired shape. To avoid over-plucking, make sure to take breaks in between to properly examine in the mirror which hairs are still straying from the shape. If you’re dark-haired and require tweezing the area above the centre of your nose, be wary to pluck away at the centre only, as you don’t want to pluck away at your eyebrow inner corner starting point we measured earlier. Once completed, be sure to cleanse, tone and lightly moisturise the whole area.
STEP THREE – MAKE-UP
Here’s the fun part – time to start using eyebrow make-up! The first make-up product you want to start with is your eyebrow powder. Alternatively, you can use matte eyeshadow, but products such as the Kryolan Eyebrow Powder we’re using are created more with more denser texture and will hold much longer than your average eyeshadow. Apply the product using your small, flat-angled brush(product is pictured in the left-hand photo below and application in photos above). You want to start from the base of the inner corner, and using small, light strokes, brush upwards and outwards. Keep working your way along towards the outer corner until you have your desired thickness and colour. If you need to thicken up any areas such as big gaps or the outer corner, you can use an eye pencil in a matching colour to the powder by very gently using small, light flick strokes (pictured in right-hand photo below). Remember, try not to create any harsh, drawn-on lines around the eyebrow, or your shape will not look natural. If you do happen to accidentally make them too thick for your liking, never fear – just grab your eyebrow brush and comb through the eyebrow to thin out the product until you achieve your desired result.
STEP FOUR – SETTING & FINISH
Once you’ve finished filling in and creating your shape using make-up, it’s time to set your hard work into place. Using Kryolan Eyebrow Gel, comb the soft, creamy gel through your eyebrow, starting from the inner corner and finishing at the outer corner. For extra definition and contrast, use a little highlighter such as Kryolan Illusion on the brow bone (the area underneath the eyebrow). You’re now finished – enjoy flaunting your fabulous new brows!
I hope you enjoyed this step-by-step guide! All products used in the above tutorial are available for purchase at my Studio (click here for my business links).