I’m not sure if you guys know this, but I’m kind of a makeup expert. I really should be a beauty blogger. I try to hide the fact that I am actually super talented at makeup. I think I’ve done pretty well at hiding it so far. I mean, does this photo just scream “makeup on fleek?”
No, it doesn’t. Because I’m incognito. Trust me. I’m basically a professional.
I’m coming out of hiding today with a tutorial that I think everyone can benefit from. I present to you… How to Get Perfect Eyebrows Every Time.
I’ve posted this as a YouTube video, which I highly recommend. But for those of you who don’t want to watch the video, I’ve posted my routine step-by-step down below. I hope this helps everyone with their eyebrow woes.
Note: I recommend setting aside approximately 45 minutes of every day to follow this tutorial. Beauty isn’t free.
The first step is pretty basic. I like to complete my base makeup before moving on to eyebrows. So do any foundation, highlighting, contouring, blush, bronzer, etc. that you need in your routine.
Brush your eyebrows toward the sky. It’s hard to tell, but yes, I do have brow hair… it’s just incredibly blonde. I’m practically an albino.
I’m using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12. I use this brush for the actual application of my brow makeup as well. But we’ll get to that in a few minutes!
Draw a line under your brows. Start at the lowest point you want your brows to come to your actual eyes. Curve them up or whatever you want to do.
I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown.
Pretty easy… now just draw a line above your brows. Again, draw the shape you want. It’s pretty easy….. or…. is it….?
Step four is usually when I first have a mental breakdown.
Inevitably, you will fuck up. It is agonizing. You will start to question whether having eyebrows is even worth the trouble. You may want to just shave them off. But you won’t do that. You will move on to the next step, which is a painful one…
This is a dark step. No one wants to admit defeat, but your face is probably fucked up beyond all recognition at this point any way. You probably don’t even look human. How did that brow gel end up on your chin? It’s all a blur at this point.
There’s no getting around it. You’re going to have to start over. But first…
There’s a reason “drink the pain away” is a saying. It’s very applicable here.
Game face on! You can do this!
Repeat steps 1-7 approximate 2-5 times every day, every time.
Eventually, you’ll get to a place where you’re satisfied with the shape you’ve created. Some days, you may not be as satisfied as you are exasperated. Whether you’re happy or just tired, step nine is all about filling in those bad boys.
And in about the time it takes to watch an episode of your favorite television drama, you have your completed eyebrows! Now, finish up your eyes, lips, etc… and go about your day!
If all else fails, just drink more wine.
The takeaway? Eyebrows are really fucking hard and possibly not be worth the drinking habit you’ll undoubtedly acquire. Can I get an amen?