The brow breakdown

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There are so many products available to us these days, whether we simply want to pop some brow gel through our brows to enhance what we already have or if you need to start from the beginning to create a brow from scratch. Here’s a breakdown of some popular choices. 

Pencil

A pencil is great for filling in the entire brow or for filling in the areas that need it most. Use light ‘hair like’ strokes to build up the brow, a sharpened pencil is essential for doing this. Remember your brows are naturally more dense towards the arch and tip, so keep product to a minimum towards the front.

Superfine Liner Brows from Clinique

Superfine Liner Brows from Clinique

Powder

Powder is fantastic for achieving a natural looking faded brow. Using an angled brush concentrate the most product towards the middle and end of the brow and use the excess to fill in the front. If you want to add some texture, try adding a clear brow gel over the top.

Eyebrow Cake in Thunder from Illamasqua

Eyebrow Cake in Thunder from Illamasqua

Corrector

If you need to create a whole new shape or if your brows need lots of filling in, a corrector is a great base product to do this. Like a powder product, use an angled brush to draw on brush-like strokes, one at a time, to give the illusion of full, feathered brows.

Aqua Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in Light Brown from Make up For Ever

Aqua Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in Light Brown from Make up For Ever

Sculpting product

A pomade or a sculpting product when used with a brush allows you to fill in your entire brow and create the illusion of hair by using gently hair like strokes with the product. This texture is generally on the matte side, somewhere in between a powder and gel. Tip: warm up the product on the back of your hand first to get the best results!

Stay Put Brow Colour in Natural Taupe from Milani

Stay Put Brow Colour in Natural Taupe from Milani

Michelle Newman