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Monday, January 6, 2014

Brows! Brows! Brows!

Hi! How are you guys? How did you spend your holidays? I had an ah-mazing Christmas vacation with my family. We went to the mountains and had a little nature retreat. Yes, a day with no cell reception and poor internet connection but I managed to survive! Haha! The view was awesome though, we stayed at my uncle’s farm for a day. We trekked through the woods and found our way out to the beautiful Pagsanjan falls. It’s in Laguna, by the way. Sadly, we didn't get to see the whole thing. Because we were actually on top of it. Just imagine how quiet the place was. I’ll put up an individual post about it when I can ‘cause I swear you have to see it! 

Anyway, I promised to blog about some products I mentioned on my Twitter and Instagram accounts last year (wow, seems like ages ago already haha) and finally, I had time to write… So yeah, I better get on it…

So! I’ve been getting a lot of requests to do a tutorial on how I do my brows. It’s funny ‘cause honestly, I don’t know what you see in them. For me, brows are very hard to maintain ‘cause I was not blessed with thick and well-groomed brows. Naturally, my brows are thin and sparse, so usually I just draw on them or fill them in. You can look up brow shaping tutorials on Youtube (check out MichellePhan) or if you’re feeling lazy, just have the experts do it for you.

It’s important for us girls to keep our brows groomed because they frame our eyes. They kinda give a slight lift to the eyes, making them look more awake. On days when I don’t feel like wearing makeup, I just swipe on my favourite lip balm from Burt’s Bees and fill-in my brows with this baby. 
P.S. Please excuse the grainy photo as it was taken from my mobile phone.
This is the Perfect Brow Kit from Etude House, it comes with a little spooley and a two-way brush. It has two colors, black and taupe, and the shimmery thing on the corner is a highlighter. Don’t worry about a little shimmer, it just adds twinkle to your eyes. A little isn’t bad. Oh, and I almost forgot! A big mirror is already attached to the kit. 

So what I do is I brush my brows in place using a spooley and  I fill them in with the help of the two-way brush;  I use the sharp end for building up my arch. I like to use the lighter shade (taupe) on the inner half of my brows and the darker shade (black) on the tail of my arch. That technique makes my brows look softer and more natural. After that, I use a cotton swab to wipe away harsh edges and apply a bit of highlighter on my brow bone using my ring finger.

Tada! Here's how it looks like.

Bold brows for the win!

The downside of this product is that 1) it's a longer method than simply drawing on your brows with a brow pencil 2) the spooley and the brush are way too little, I find it difficult to work with small brushes 3) the product is pricey compared to brow pencils; it costs Php400, I think. 

Natural-looking brows are the bomb. You’re lucky if you have super bold brows like Lilly Collins or Cara Delevingne. But for girls like me, we always have to make an extra effort in grooming our brows. 

So there you go. I hope somehow this helps. My next post would be about Burt's Bees products. Totally lovin' them right now! Till the next post, buhbye!