How To Fake Fuller Eyebrows
May 7, 2015
One of my go-to looks, no matter if I’m going out, staying in or heading to work, is a flawless base, a peachy-pink lip, tons of mascara and (you guessed it) bold brows. Even if you weren’t blessed with Cara Delevingne’s brows (I definitely wasn’t), it’s easy-peasy to fake the look. All you need are a couple of additions to your beauty arsenal, and after a few tries, you’ll be able to make even Lily Collins jealous.
Invest in a good pencil. A perfect brow pencil is probably one of the most important investments you’ll make. You can either opt for a traditional pencil (Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is a cult favorite because of its precision and range of shades) or if you really want to go pro, you can use a gel and angled brush (Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade is a makeup artist favorite). My personal favorite, however, is Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, which is soft, blendable, and looks unbelievably natural.
Once you have your favorite pencil or gel, use it to create your desired shape. Start at the arch and go in the direction of brow growth. If needed, extend the tail of the brow for a longer, youthful appearance.
Don’t forget the powder! Time to fill those caterpillars out! Use a powder that’s a shade lighter than your natural brow color (if you use a shade darker you are running the risk of making your face look too harsh). Use an angled brush to follow the natural growth pattern of your brows. My favorite is the Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping and Defining Kit which has two different shades, as well as a setting wax and highlighter.
Pro tip: To keep the edges from looking too “perfect”, use a spoolie or a clean mascara wand to brush hairs back in place.
Don’t skip the highlighter! A bit of shimmer on your browbone will make the darker brow more dramatic (and it looks super pretty when it shimmers!). Either use a crayon for this or a champagne-pink shadow. If you want to go a bit more natural, try a matte seashell shade.