Category Archives: How to fill in your eyebrows

Product Review: NYX Eyebrow Gel

I found a new eyebrow product I love! I saw this product originally on Instagram. Immediately I wanted to get my hands on this product. Everyone has been ranting and raving about Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow products lately, although I’ve wanted to try those products for myself, I just couldn’t part with my money to jump on the band wagon. I know, it’s not that expensive, but I’ve been operating on a budget I must maintain for several reasons. I have used several different brow products in the past, but the NYX Eyebrow Gel may just be the winner of all the products I’ve used previously.

Currently I am using Espresso on my brows. Esspresso was the only one they had available in my local Ulta. I was desperate to give it a try, although I would like to try a Chocolate (Because my hair is a reddish brow), Espresso works well for me at this moment. The NYX Eyebrow Gel is water proof, long lasting, and smudge proof. It reminds me of the Makeup Forever Aqua Brow. I haven’t used it necessarily (I can’t bash it or compare it), but the idea is the same. It (MUFE Aqua Brow) also claims to be waterproof, long lasting, and smudge proof. Considering my budget, MUFE Aqua Brow couldn’t make it into my personal makeup collection. The good news is NYX Eyebrow Gel made the cut.

Since using this product, I have learned a little goes a long way. You only need a small amount of this product for your eyebrows. I don’t use this gel to start the sculpting of my brows. I use my brow pencil. I use the NYX Eyebrow Gel to fill in my brows. Using my angled brush (it needs to be stiff), I start on the tail end of my eyebrows. I apply the product in the direction of hair growth. Whatever is left on my angled brush I apply to the front of my brows using upward strokes (the direction of hair growth). I use my spoolie brush to brush the product through and finalize the eyebrow. Don’t worry, I’m headed back to YouTube, there will be a tutorial. The product dries quickly, there is no time for being slow with this process.

I love the NYX Eyebrow Gel because it’s true to its claim as a product. It’s water proof, long lasting, and smudge proof. I don’t have to worry about my eyebrow becoming “greasy” at the end of the day, and if it rains, they stay intact. Okay, so I’ve never been caught in a rain storm to prove that much, but it does take a good rub down to clean my eyebrow product off at the end of the night. The product is super affordable and fits my budget! No overspending and No buyers remorse.

I would suggest you pick up this product and give it a try! It’s great for your personal use and your makeup kit ladies. They have an array of shades to choose from to match your hair color. You won’t be subjected to choosing from a limited number of shades. You can purchase this product in store or online via the company website.  In the picture below, I used the NYX Eyebrow Gel to fill in my brows.

Need to know more about eyebrow sculpting? Check out these posts and video!

How to fill in your Eyebrows
How to arch your Eyebrows
The Perfect Eyebrow
Oldie but Goodie: Eyebrow Tutorial 

Peace and Blessings

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Makeup Wednesday: Updated My Eyebrow Routine

Hello Blog lovers!! I also updated my Eyebrow Routine. I think that the perfect eyebrow is important when it comes to putting on makeup. The eyebrow helps to frame the face and really help to enhance your look. Check out the video and let me know what you think!! Don’t worry I’m planning to share my fave brow kits. I’m still testing them out so that I can give you a thorough review.

Products used:

Milani Brow Fix Kit (Medium)
Wet N Wild Coloricon (Dark Brown)
MAC Studio Finsih Concealer (NC50)

Check out my former eyebrow routine here.

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Make-up Wednesdays: The Perfect Eyebrow

Hello Blog Lovers!! This weeks Make-up Wednesday is all about creating the perfect sculpted eyebrow.  It’s long over due but I recently sculpted some eyebrows for a friend of mine and I just had to share it with you guys. I’ve been busy so excuse my lack of posting.

I shared with you guys my highly request eyebrow sculpting video from my YT Channel a while ago but its always good get a refresher course every once in a while. This post will be about how not to sculpt your eyebrow at home and not necessarily arching your eyebrow. I’ve already discussed arching eyebrows and how to fill in your eyebrows. I wouldn’t suggest you arching your eyebrows at home unless you are good at doing it and you know exactly what you are doing. Before I proceed to discuss how to get the perfect eyebrow let me first address what you shouldn’t do to your eyebrows: Please understand that these are a few things I have recently noticed and they need to be addressed so please don’t get offended. I am that one person who will tell you what you should know because no one else has done so.

DON’TS
  • Do not use a black eye pencil to fill in your eyebrows. Your eyebrows may appear to be jet black or black in color but in all actuality it is far from being black. Just think about how you look with jet black painted on eyebrows. You should choose to use a dark brown eyebrow pencil and/or brow powder. Dark brown won’t clash with jet black hair. Choosing a brown pencil to sculpt your brows is far from being wrong and far from looking horrendous on your face. 

  • We are in 2011 and we are continuing to move forward so shaving your eyebrows completely off and penciling them in is so 1999 so please refrain from doing so. It’s not cute and what would you do if it smudged or came off?? You should not be without eyebrows unless they burned off or maybe you took too much off so you just opted to shave them off (sculpting them with a pencil can fix that), or you are suffering from a medical disorder and you can’t grown hair. One or two things will happen you will create that wretched sperm brow (discussed below) and/or you will draw the eyebrow in too low or too high. Makes no since.
  • Please refrain from creating sperm eyebrows. Your eyebrows are not naturally in the shape of sperm. If you are questioning what I mean I am simply referring to creating a little round ball at the end of the your eyebrows and drawing the thin tail end. It’s not cute and it looks really weird. There are plenty of eyebrow sculpting kits available. They work!!
  • Some may disagree with this but don’t permanently change the color of your eyebrows. Just because you chose to die your hair red doesn’t mean red should be the color of your eyebrows. It’s too much to take on at once and if you just have to go that route try using the correct eye pencil and coordinating eyeshadow to make that change. Some people change their hair color all the time and  with that change may just go the color of the eyebrows as well. Then you will end up with no eyebrows due all of the stress you put on it.  
  • Please avoid using a white based concealer for cleaning up and defining your brow. In the past I said using a white pencil would be okay..but in reality it just looks terrible in pictures and stands out awful in public

DO’S
  • Make sure you use a brow powder or appropriate eyeshadow to create a softer natural looking brow.
  • Give the eyebrow a natural look by making it lighter at the beginning of the brow and darker at the end.
  • Do use the correct tools to create the perfect brow e.g. spoolie, eyebrow brush/comb,angled brush to feel in the gaps.
  • Use a flesh tone concealer to make corrections. 

Here is an updated list of what you need to create the sculpted eyebrow:

Things that you need:
Brow Pencil or Powder
Eyebrow brush
Q-tip (For small corrections, helping to make clean lines if you mess up or make it too thick)
Highlighting shadow
Concealer
 2 Angled Brushes for defining the brow and for filling in the brow with the powder (One brush should be firm and the other soft)
  1.  Brush you eyebrows and make sure they are smooth and all hairs are going in the same direction.
  2. I make sure that brow pencil is sharp. A dull pencil will not give you the definition that you need.
  3. I start underneath my eyebrow and draw the defining line, following my natural arch from the beginning to the end.
  4. I then draw the defining line at the top of my eyebrow, again following my natural arch. Making sure that I blend the end of the top into the bottom line making a perfect point.  This is done to create the shape of the brow
  5. Using short strokes you fill in the lines with the pencil trying to make it look as natural as possible. I currently use a brow powder (Some of my faves are NYX Brow Powder Kit, E.L.F Brow Powder Kit, and Browzing by Benefit)
  6. I take my eyebrow brush to smooth and blend.
  7. Using the concealer (Flesh tone) and your firm angled brush you can just draw a line underneath the lower defining line very close and using either your shadow brush or fingers blend in the line. Repeat this step above the brow as well to clean up any corrections. if you choose not to use concealer use the Q-tip to make corrections 

PLEASE AVOID DOING THIS!!

Sperm Brows
  Disclaimer: All pictures shown were pictures found in regular google image search. I do not own these pictures except for the first two above at the beginning of the post.
Thanks for reading! Tell a Friend and leave comments!! And Remember ladies Your eyes are the windows to the soul and your eyelids, lashes and brows are your window treatments. Lets decorate them the right way. 🙂
Peace and Blessings ~♥ Miss Nic ♥~

>Requested: Foundation Routine and Eyebrow Sculpting Tutorial

>Hello Blog Lovers! I hope you have been enjoying the videos. Here are two more videos that I recorded on last month. They were requested videos. A youtube subscriber wanted to see my foundation routine along with a tutorial on how I do my eyebrows. Below are the videos! Check them out and let me know what you think!!

My Foundation Routine

Eyebrow Sculpting Tutorial

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>Brown Smokey Eye with Eyebrow and Eyelash Tutorial

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I created a Brown Smokey Eye with some of the eye-shadows that I have already in my make-up bag..I just placed an order for my first 88 pallet from Coastal Scents and I’m excited. It should be here this week! I’m looking forward to using the shadows in that pallet because so many youtubers are using it already. The Lighting in my video sucks but I’m working on that for future video’s tell me what you think! I don’t know how to fast forward through my video’s and make them speed up that’s why I had to break it down into four parts. If you know how to do that let me know!!

Part 1



Part 2



Part 3

Part 4

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>Fabulous Eyebrows: How to fill in your eyebrows

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When it comes to doing my makeup I have to fill in my eyebrows. I have eyebrows but I like to darken them in a little to make sure that they are perfect, simply because they are usually faded out behind my foundation. When it comes to filling in your eyebrows and having those run way ready eyebrows it’s all about control and precision of your tool which is your eyebrow pencil. Filling in your eyebrows will not only make them stand out but will also correct any type of mistake you have if you messed up while arching your eyebrows.
You don’t have to stick to the pencil, you can also use a brow powder or even a shadow. When it comes to choosing the color, you want to go with a color that’s going to look natural and nothing too harsh like for instance that horrid black pencil…That is too much…. the last thing you want is to be remembered as the girl with the horrible dark drawn on eyebrows. Find a color that accentuates your skin complexion and your hair color.
I use a dark chocolate brown pencil that is not too light and not too dark. Here are some things that I do to make sure that my eyebrows are on point.
Things that you need:
Brow Pencil or Powder
Eyebrow brush
Q-tip (For small corrections, helping to make clean lines if you mess up or make it too thick)
White Eye Pencil (Optional)
Highlighting shadow
Concealer
  1. I make sure that brow pencil is sharp. A dull pencil will not give you the definition that you need.
  2. I start underneath my eyebrow and draw the defining line, following my natural arch from the beginning to the end.
  3. I then draw the defining line at the top of my eyebrow, again following my natural arch. Making sure that I blend the end of the top into the bottom line making a perfect point. 
  4. Using short strokes I fill in the lines with the pencil trying to make it look as natural as possible.
  5. I take my eyebrow brush to smooth and blend.
  6. Using a white pencil  (this is optional, a highlighting shadow and/or concealer will work just as good if not better  once you put on your shadow) you can just draw a line underneath the lower defining line very close and using either your shadow brush or fingers blend in the line. PLEASE do not just have a white line underneath your eyebrow it’s not a good look. 
The video below is a good way that can explain pretty much what I do, to fill in my eyebrows; with the exception that she uses a powder to fill in her eyebrows. Which works either way whether you use a pencil or a powder.
    Some of My Favorite Celebrity Eyebrows