My obsession with eyebrows started around the time I fell in love with Lily Collins and Camilla Belle‘s eyebrows. I love how dark and sexy they look, and I always wished I had similar brows. As someone who enjoys playing with makeup and belongs to a family of beauty enthusiasts, I eventually learned that the eyebrows alone can make or break a look that’s why it’s important for me to have them cleaned and maintained every 3 to 4 weeks. I also made it my mission to master how to fill in eyebrows, the way my mom expertly does.
It’s easiest to work with clean eyebrows. I’ve never tried cleaning them on my own, which is why I always visit the salon to have them waxed. To know more about the pros and cons of the different ways to clean the eyebrows (shave, pluck, thread, or wax), you can read my article here. I also suggest working with the shape that you have so that it looks more natural.
There are different types of eyebrow makeup like powder, liquid, pencil, and gel. My favorite ones are powder and liquid because they don’t come off too strong unlike pencil (but that’s just my opinion because I have heavy hands). Another thing to remember and something I learned from the Personal Makeup Workshop I attended by Au Mauricio: Eyebrows don’t have to be twins. They just have to be sisters.
For this article, I used K-Palette’s Lasting 2Way Eyebrow and a spooley. (You can read my review on K-Palette’s 2Way Eyebrow here.) Depending on the look I’m going for, I also use Face Shop’s Face It Designing Cake Eyebrow. The darker the eyebrows, the more mature the look. Usually, I use K-Palette for evening wear or with darker eye shadows. Face It, I use more for everyday wear.
Using the liquid tip, I lightly line the thicker end just to give me a mark on where to fill. This also gives my eyebrows a more defined shape.
When filling up my eyebrows, I start from the middle and work my way down to the tail. And then I do the same, working my way up to the thicker end. Always be gentle with the strokes so it doesn’t end up looking harsh. It’s harder to adjust when the eyebrows are too dark rather than when they’re too light.
Left side is filled in.
Using a spooley, I brush my eyebrows from the thicker end all the way to the tail. This lightens them up a bit, making them more natural-looking.
I finished off the look by curling my lashes, and applying mascara and lipstick. It’s perfect for everyday wear, and is almost similar to the “no makeup” makeup look.
Sadly, this is the closest I’ll ever get to achieving the Lily Collins and Camille Belle eyebrows.
Left: Foundation with No Eyebrow Makeup
Middle: Foundation with Eyebrow Makeup
Right: Foundation with Eyebrow Makeup, Mascara and Lipstick