Some people think the eyes are the window to the soul, and I agree, but I think this phrase sometimes leaves out the all important frame of said window– the eyebrow. Several years ago my bff introduced me to the fabricated eyebrow, and I haven’t been able to go back since. You see, she and I are lucky in that we are fair skinned and flaxen haired naturally, but the downfall to that is imaginary lashes and brows. I’m not kidding. I mean, I know they exist, but what proof do I have if no one else can see them? Like I said the eyebrow is the frame to your picturesque pupils. You wouldn’t push-pin a photo to your walls would you? Of course not, you’d wrap that sucker in the best antique frame you could afford, and you should do the same with your brows! As my brow-spiration, Rennai agreed to give you the breakdown of her regimen, including a before pic for the greater good. Without further ado:
Pic one: As you can see, the masterfully applied shadow doesn’t really pop without properly prepped eyebrows. I applaud Rennai’s bravery in going naked in this pictorial, so everyone can truly appreciate the contribution eyebrows make.
Pic two/three: The most important product to highlight here is the stiff bristle angle brush. Nothing pigments quite as well, and it’s essential to achieving perfect frames above your eyes. In these photos, Rennai is also using Sephora’s “Arch it Brow Kit” which comes with brow powder and gel, tweezers, stencils, clear mascara and a brow brush. However, she assures me you can use any matte eyeshadow that is a shade or two darker than your hair color in the same tone (watch for shades too warm or too cool). For this pictorial, she only used the brow powder with her stiff bristle brush, applying it in strokes from the inner corner outward.
Pic 4. Bam! Eyebrows gone Wilde! She made me say that, she likes literary allusions. She made me say that too. I must emphasize, the ONLY change in the before and after pics is brow shading, cross my heart. Eyebrows make such a HUGE difference and really don’t get the credit they deserve. You can also use this method to shade your brows and then tweeze any outlying hairs to shape eyebrows without going over board. Go, practice, repeat. Do all that lid work some justice by providing them the perfect frame to complete your look!