Ever look in the mirror and wonder where your eyebrows are disappearing to? I was talking to a friend about this, and we’ve both noticed that our eyebrows seem to be getting patchy, and they are starting to fade out around the middle of our eye.
Apparently, this is very common, along with getting hair on your face, having your ears and nose droop, your gums shrink, and your hands get veiny and spotty! What’s a gal to do?
Well if you want eyebrows as beautiful as Sharon Stone’s, I’ve found a good brow pencil that works well, but you must combine it with some powder. (When a make-up artist first told me this, we thought it was a sales job, but since I’ve used pencil plus powder, I see the point.)
The trick is you have to make sure to have a light hand and use soft, feathery strokes when applying the pencil or else you’ll get that fake, painted-on look all your old aunties had when you were a little girl.
I use a color that’s just a tad lighter than my brow. I’m blonde, and I like Laura Mercier eyebrow pencil in blonde combined with Laura Mercier brow powder duo in deep blonde. My friend is a brunette, and she likes Nars pencil in Jodhpur and a touch of brown eyeshadow.
Once you’ve filled in your brows with a pencil, take a stiff, angled brow brush and gently layer on some powder. Be careful to use just a touch of powder (it’s easy to overdo it). Why bother with the powder? It adheres to the eyebrow pencil line and makes it stay on longer, plus it gives your brow more of a 3D look instead of being a flat line.
I guarantee that if you start using a little brow pencil and powder, you’ll be amazed by how much it gives your face a lift. More defined eyebrows will frame your eyes and bring your face back to life!
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