20 Jan 2015

Eyebrows 101

Hello beauties, for today's post I'm going to be sharing my eyebrow tips. 
'Eyebrows are what frame your whole face, you wouldn't put a pretty picture in an ugly frame.' This is a very good eyebrow quote and is very true. Eyebrows are often forgotten about, but having good eyebrows can really help your whole look.

What do I do with them? How do I shape them? What products/shades should I use? 
These are questions I hear a lot, and even questions I have asked myself. Now I am no brow expert but I thought that I would share some of the answers to these from my on experiences. 

Brow shape
Finding the right shape for your brows can be a difficult task. But never fear there are two easy ways to find out. 
The first is to go and have your brows shaped by a professional. This is the best and easiest way to go about finding your brow shape. You will want to do a little research first to find a good and trusted place to have them shaped. Look online, read reviews of places or even ask friends and family for a recommendation. 
Secondly, if you are more confident and have some brow experience already, you could find your brow shape yourself. There are plenty of helpful brow shaping tutorials out there to help you find your perfect brow shape. I personally find this pin really helpful.

Brow upkeep
Keeping your brows in shape can be a bit of a chore some times but when you find the right way for you it really helps. There are a few ways to keep unruly brows in shape, these are, plucking, waxing and threading. Again you can do this yourself or get a professional to do it for you. 

Filling in brows - what product/ shade should I use?
There are many different brow products out there so I can be quite daunting to know which product it the best for you. My advice, try a few and see how you get on with it. For beginners and those that want an easier product to use I would recommend using a pencil or gel (like the ones pictures above). These are quick and easy to use. With a bit of practice using a powder is also good. There are also many other products including mousse products, wax products, even brow tints. 
Shade wise it is always best to go for a shade that is close to your natural hair colour. There is a lot of theory's about how you should choose your shade but I personally like to take the advice of Benefit's Lisa Potter-Dixon and choose the shade that matches the hair from the back of your head (in other words your natural hair colour).

Brow tools
Pictured above are the brow tools that I like to use. These are a brow comb and spoolie. These are used for combing your brows into place, and keeping them looking neat and tidy. Tweezers are also another useful tool to have. It is really worth investing in some good quality tweezers. They are perfect to have to hand when you want to tidy up your brows or even if a rogue brow hair appears.  

My brow routine
I have my brows professionally shaped, and prefer to get them waxed. Waxing isn't as scary as it sounds, it tingles more than hurts. Personally I find that tweezing hurts more than waxing. For any rogue brow hairs I use my Benefit tweezers by tweezerman. 
As for brow products I like to use Benefit's gimme brow for everyday wear and the instant brow pencil for when I want my brows more defined. I also use my brow comb and spoolie to comb my brows into place each day.

My brow tips
- Always ask a professional for help, when shaping or choosing a product/shade. Especially if you are unsure, you don't want to regret it later when you have a brow disaster! 
- If tweezing brows try and tweeze them when they are 'young' (just growing). It will hurt less and also help you keep the shape of your brows. 
- Make sure that any tools you use are clean, you don't want to be using dirty tools or even rusty old tweezers!
- Keep up your brow maintenance. This will help you keep a better brow shape and also you will get into a good habit of keeping them. 

So there is my eyebrow 101 guide! I hope that this is helpful for you and if you have any other useful brow tips son't forget to share them in the comments below! 

What are your best eyebrow care tips?
Love Bella x 


  1. Fab post hun, I always like to get my brows shaped and then maintain them for as long as I can :) I think Gimme Brow is such a brill product just not very nice when the product catches all round the top of the tube :(

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    1. Thank you lovely, I'm glad you like it :) Yes I find that with Gimme brow too, I like to use a cotton bud to clean around the top of the tube to stop it getting too messy! x

  2. Such a useful post! I love the Rimmel Brow This Way kit for my brows, it's said to be an amazing dupe for Brow Zings! x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like this post :) I haven't tried Brow Zings but might have to try out the Rimmel brow kit to see what it is like! x

  3. Such great tips! I think brows can be totally hit and miss, but it's so important to get them right as they frame the faces much! I love the Benefit Speed Brow gel, but I'll definitely be trying the Gimme Brow when I've run out! :)



    1. Thank you :) Yes so true! I had thought about trying Benefit's speed brow but the gimme brow came out so go that instead, might have to see what speed brow is like! I'm sure you will love gimme brow it is a really lovely product! :) x

  4. Lovely tips. Gimme Brow is an amazing product. x


    1. Thank you, glad you like them :) Gimme brow is a really great product, and quite a popular one too! x


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