I love looking back on where I’ve come in my education as a beauty expert. I’ve always had a love for brows and as I’ve quite literally grown into “The Browprenuer”, there’s a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.
One of those tricks is learning what color a client needs for their brows. It’s one thing to know for myself, but having had clients that fall anywhere from ice blonde to the darkest of black hair colors, I’ve accumulated a few ways to ensure their color is accounted for when doing their makeup or filling in their brows.
To be completely honest, the way you fill your brows in depends entirely on what kind of look you’re going for. I know, this can be both intimidating and motivating. For example, the simplest day look (I’m talking, messy bun, going to the grocery store and nothing else) may require a slightly lighter hand with a lighter colored pencil than that young professionals gala you were invited to next weekend.
So, how do you determine what you need to fill in and create the perfect brows? Here’s a quick guide:
- A simple day look: use a pencil that is a shade lighter than your hair color. If you’re hair is dirty blonde or light brown; go for a taupe color. If you have dark brown hair; opt for a medium pencil during the day.
- Work day look: add a little a colored gel in your hair color to finish off your work look and complete a professional face.
- At the gym: clear gel is your best friend. Brushing your eyebrow hair upwards can make you look more awake and naturally elevate your look without any colored product when you’re getting a good sweat in!
- Friday date night: Elevate your simple day look by filling in sparse areas of your brows with a color that is slightly lighter or equal to your hair color. Then, finish the look with a slightly darker than your hair color gel to pull it all together.
- Saturday with the girls: This is your best case to go for those bold Cara Delevigne brows! First, shape up your look by filling in sparse areas with a slightly darker than your normal hair color pencil or gel with a eyebrow brush. From here, you’ll want to brush those eyebrows up (as you’re very used to by now) and pluck any pieces at the bottom of your arch that may be out of place. If you need a little extra support, use an eyebrow brush and concealer to create a clean line under the brows and at the point.
What’s your favorite way to wear your brows? Let me know on my latest Instagram post.