Lately I’ve been getting sooooo many questions and requests about my brows – from the products I use to where I get them done. My answer is pretty simple: do it yourself. Sometimes doing it yourself = screwing it up yourself. But ya live and ya learn.
Brows are a powerful tool ladies. They change your entire facial expression and tie every makeup look , or no-makeup makeup look, together. I never used to fill in my brows but once I started… Never looked back.
So. Here’s what works for me:
Threading: Every few months (legitimately every 3-5 months because I’m lazy af) I head over to Trade Secrets @ Promenade Mall for a lil much needed threading by ma girl Ellie (she prob doesn’t even know she’s ma gurl but its cool). I make sure to ask for a clean up, and stress that I like my brows bold. Chances are “bold” will likely end up being a little too clean and thin for me, but that’s why I grow my brows out and tame them myself for a few months until I messed them up long enough. I personally like threading and have always done my brows that way. Don’t use the pain as an excuse. We go through much worse as girls. Suck it up brow (lol get it).
Filling in: My go-to product is the Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus. The triangular tip is perfect for mimicking little hairs on the inner corners of your brows and creating long strokes to underline and fill in the rest. I like to start by outlining right underneath my brows, starting from the inside and working my way out, creating the arch I like. Once I outline the top and get the shape I want, I go in and fill in all the bald spots I probably accidentally created for myself when I tried trimming them down the previous month. The Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus is dual ended and comes with a clear gel to lock it all in. I personally prefer a softer look and skip the gel – but for those who need it, it will work wonders. Tip: try brushing through the brows with a clean spoolie afterwards for a softer finish.
Shade: Depending on my mood, I’ll either go one shade lighter than my brows for a softer, more natural look, or a shade darker for a more bold brow game (I alternate between the shades Dirty Blondeand Brown in the Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus). Tip: it’s nearly impossible to find the perfect brow shade – try combining two shades together for a custom shade that works for you.
I hope this answered some of your questions! I love getting these types of requests, so ask away.