How I maintain my brows

how i maintain my brows

Keep your eyebrows looking glam with my foolproof recommendations.

This blog post has been sat in drafts for such a long time! I kept umming and ahhing whether to publish how I do my brows but see and though we’re all in lockdown for the unforeseeable. I thought this would be a good time to share how I maintain them… Considering I haven’t been to a brow bar in about 3/4 years!

Yes, I’ve saved a fair bit not getting my brows done professionally. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had them done in the past, including HD brows. So since I’ve grown them out, re-shaped and tinted them ever since. So if you’re looking for a quick fix whilst you wait for your favourite salon to reopen or just fancy having a go yourself, read on!

eyebrow products

If you’re used to getting your brows professionally done, your brows should already be shaped and styled to how you like them. Because it’s been so long since I had HD brows, my shape has changed but after a few months of practice, I feel like I’ve mastered my brow look. There’s plenty of brow products out there from powder, pencil, liquid or mascara. So after digging around the past few years, I’ve listed what I use and what steps I follow below.

Brow Styles & Tint

So with HD brows you normally get them waxed, threaded but I just use tweezers and brow scissors. To shape, I’d recommend using a ruler or pencil. If the beginning of your brows start in the corner of your eye and ends at the other corner – that’s a good start. The arch of your brow should be exactly where your pupil is. So if you put the ruler or pencil on an angle your arch should start directly above. Sorted? Once you’ve plucked and trimmed you’re ready to tint.

All about the colour

Make sure you find the best colour for you. Whether you want to match your hair or want a dramatic look, it’s important that any product you buy looks the same on application. I normally go for mid-medium brown even though I have highlighted hair.

eyebrow pencils powders and gels

Normally I’d use Eylure’s Dybrow but I’d run out. This retails for about £7 and you get a fair few uses out of it. Everythings in there for you to mix the solution and tint your eyebrows just going around your hairs and begin forming a shape. I also swear by Maybelline’s Tattoo Brow (around £12). A tint that uses a wand for quick application. I leave this on a good 30mins for a deep brown colour. Then as this dries you can easily just peel it off! The texture and colour reminds me of Hena. You get a good week or two with this.

Brow Applications

Powder

The easiest way to fill in your eyebrows is with powder. Use an angled brush to fill in and drag along to keep the shape. This is quick and foolproof. I use Kiss Cosmetic’s Brow Kit and Collection’s Brow Kit in Blonde and Medium Brown. These both retail less than £10 and you’ll find powder lasts forever as you only need a little amount per application. These kits also include a brush, brow gel and/ or tweezers which is great for a travel-friendly option.

eyebrow product swatches
T-B: Tattoo Brow, High Brow, Gimme Brow, Brow Contour, Brow Kit & Gel

Pencils

My favourite brow product for a quick option. You can also draw hairs that can make your brows look thicker than what they are. I use Eylure’s Brow Contour (around £4) which includes a highlighter to help define and transform your overall look. I’ve used this for years and it needs the practice to avoid you overfilling and colouring. Another highlighter I love is Benefit’s High Brow (£19). This has a pink shimmer to it and again a little dust of this on your brow bone adds structure and of course a glow!

Liquid & Gel

Finally, the newer items to the table are liquid and gel products. Another product I’ve used for years is the Freedom Brow Pomade. I did review this (click here) and it’s one of my most viewed blog posts! Freedom has been discontinued but Revolution is the closest dupe I’ve got to this for around £5. There’s brow mascaras out there to set this look and helps to keep it waterproof. Once I’ve applied my powder, gel, and pencil – I use Benefit’s Gimme Brow (£12) to brush through my brow hairs and this leaves a coating to keep everything together. On its own, this creates little brush strokes which can also work for filling in your brows if you want a quick, natural look!

My eyebrow process

Pencil or gel first to create the shape, work around the edges for a streamlined look. Brushstrokes at the beginning of your brow to add thickness. Then fill with powder to add colour and brow mascara to set – and you’re good to go!

my makeup look

I hope these product recommendations help in the meantime! You never know it might encourage you to save and try it out yourself more often. If not, then you may be interested in a product or two if you fancy treating yourself.

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4 Comments

  1. 16 April 2020 / 9:30 am

    I mean I haven’t been maintaining my brows at all during this lockdown, first time putting on brows this week haha! I love the Eylure brow pencils and I used to use the Maybelline Tattoo Brow loads but couldn’t find it in loads of my drugstores so I just tried using the Elf one which is so great and really inexpensive! xx

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  2. Rosie
    18 April 2020 / 2:34 pm

    Great post Beth, I can’t wait to get my eyebrows done when this is all over. I love the sound of the dyebrow kit I’ll have to have a look 🙂

  3. 21 April 2020 / 9:33 am

    I’m going to be bold and try to pencil the outline. I have brow powder but no pencil. That will be my next purchase

  4. Amy Hill
    24 April 2020 / 1:21 pm

    Your brow game is strong girl!!! I loved this article! 🤩💗

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