Basic Brows

Basic Brows

When I was young and still learning about the parts of a face, my mum used to tell me this cute tale; which explains each of their role(s) as well. The hierarchy story goes like this:

Mouth: I am important to the face. I can eat!
Nose: I am also important to the face. I breathe!
Eyes: I too, am important to the face. I see!

Mouth, nose, and eyes turn to eyebrows and start laughing at them.

All: What do YOU do?
Eyebrows: Without me, a human being doesn’t look human. 

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I FRAME the FACE.

Can you imagine a person without eyebrows?

Drawing your brows might seem like an easy thing to do, but there is a secret to every art. To achieve more defined brows, in this tutorial you will find some tips you may already know / not know; but needless to say I hope you’ll enjoy the ride.

Here are 5 simple steps to achieve beautiful brows the basic way.

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Lancome’s brow pencil alone should be enough, but to achieve more precision, I bring in ZA’s. The latter is recommended by a makeup artist i knew, who shared with me at a celebrity backstage shoot why this is her favorite and I can absolutely see why ever since.

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If you have very thick brows, comb the hairs beforehand to keep them groomed and neat. This will also help brush away excessive powder / debris, making your brows stay longer.

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Identify your arch. Do so by looking straight into the mirror, and placing your pencil next to your pupil (as shown above).

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Draw the ‘tail’. The end of your brow should always be darker than the rest.

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To check where your brows should end, place your pencil at the 3 points dotted green, alphanumerically.

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Outline the rest of your brows. Top and bottom, on both sides.

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Fill in the sparse spaces. The start of your brows should not exceed your brow pencil when placed like so, against your nose bridge.

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Blend for a natural finish using the eyebrow brush.

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And now you’re done!

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I’m wearing the Lady Emerald makeup look as shown in this tutorial. Till then, have fun and always remember: Practice makes perfect.

 

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