Breaking Brows




Ahhh Eyebrows, you tricky, tricky things. I feel like in the last two years or so, eyebrows have become the focus of beauty gurus, Bloggers and Instagrammers alike. They are the very foundations of your face, and can change the way you look completely, so I can understand why! Also, with models like Cara Delegvine and their features in the limelight 24/7, I think many of us have started to take more notice as of late haven't we?

Personally, when it comes to eyebrows, I prefer Bambi Northwood-Blyth style to HD brows! When makeup artists like Pat Mcgrath or Lou Teasedale are working on everyday brows, they never look that unnatural, but are neat and polished, which is what I am more of a fan of. HD brows look fantastic on many people, but its not something I would ever go for.

Up until Christmas, my eyebrows were neglected. My brows have always been quite dark, rather large and annoyingly unruly. Every brow mascara, wax or gel just didn't keep them in place, and they were usually left un-plucked until I really had to get my act together and sort them out. They also had never been 'shaped' as such (the idea of someone plucking or threading my brows into thin, sharp little arches absolutely terrifies me). But then Christmas Day 2014 came along and, with the help of my wonderful cousin Lauren, my eyebrow journey began.


Christmas Morning brought the gift of the Collection Work The Colour Eyebrow Kit, something for which I can only thank Lauren profusely for. This is a kit with 3 shades of brow powders, a clear brow gel and an angled brush, all in one compact. It is also the perfect size for your handbag, which is great for me as, if I've been out a while I will probably want to smarten my brows up. I tend to use the medium brown and dark brown/blacky shadows the most, using the darkest shade for the very end point of my brow and taking the medium brown across my brow to neaten up edges and fill any gaps. Due to the nature of my eyebrows, I don't particularly use this kit to darken them further or make them any bigger. I do all this using the angled side of the brush before I blend the powder out with the flatter, rounder side of the brush and apply the gel. This brow gel is also the only one I've used so far that actually keeps my brows in place, I really have no bad things to say about it. I just use the wand to brush the hairs upwards before running the wand across the top of my brows to straighten them up, and then I am done.

Christmas day also saw me have a massively helpful brow crash course from Lauren (who has well groomed eyebrows to say the least), where she shaped my brows a little for me (which I feel has made a huge difference as they were getting a bit wild!) and then we tried to figure out the best way to use the products on me. The one thing I can absolutely recommend you doing if, like me, you are not yet an eyebrow magician, is to play around until you find what works best for you. We found that when we started experimenting with the powders it was really easy to make my brows look too big, too angled, too dark and just not very natural. Here I found that filling in my brows was something I really didn't like the look of, and that putting on too much product made me feel like Siouxie Sioux (not quite the look I desired!) until I finally have got it down to my everyday routine.

So, if you're a brow novice, and take anything from this post, remember that:

1. Eyebrow products aren't as scary as they look

2. A little can go a very long way! 

3. Practise makes perfect ( and I still have a lot of practising to do)

Annnnd this brings us to the part of the post where I ask for your help! I am still an eyebrow beginner after all. What are your eyebrows do's and dont's? What kind of look do you prefer? Have you had your eyebrows shaped or threaded at any point? Can you recommend me any products or techniques? Please leave me a comment and tell me about your eyebrow experiences!

I hope you are having a wonderful week this week,

Bethany x


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48 comments:

  1. You're so beautiful and you dog is so cute! I am obsessed with eyebrows, does that make me sound weird? I want the perfect brows and I'm still yet to find a solution that works for me and gives me the desires look, yours look lovely!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. Thank you so much (and thank you from Ziggy the dog too, haha). That doesn't make you sound weird at all, I'm getting the same way! Its so difficult to find the right products and techniques. I hope you find something soon! x

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  2. Eyebrows are tricky, I like more natural looking eyebrows. Yours look fantastic! Great pics, love the little puppy :)

    Sarah
    sarahjustinestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. Please come do my eyebrows for me!! You're brows are perfect :) Rebecca | www.rebeccamariee.blogspot.com xx

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  4. Your eyebrows look fabulous, you did a great job!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this, my eyebrows are my most challenging features will defiantly look into getting this kit.

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    1. They're my most challenging feature too, so difficult! I hope you like it x

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  6. They look great! I always prefer the natural look but I work to make them neat and tidy
    xx
    www.thegarlandgirl.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm the same, I don't know how some of the girls keep their brows so immaculate though! x

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  7. I agree, brows are definitely one of the rends these days. Really like how you've done your make up here! :D

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  8. I think models/actresses definitely have a major role to play in the trend of brows! I personally like mine natural but neat and tidy! P.s love your doggy, such a cutie!!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/

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    1. Absolutely, I just realised how weird it is that we have brow trends though. Very odd, haha! Thank you so much! x

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  9. I think models/actresses definitely have a major role to play in the trend of brows! I personally like mine natural but neat and tidy! P.s love your doggy, such a cutie!!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/

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    1. Absolutely, I just realised how weird it is that we have brow trends though. Very odd, haha! Thank you so much! x

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  10. I am so guilty of over plucking my eyebrows, I want mine much thicker and bushier now! So many regrets, haha,
    Charlie x

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    1. Ahhh I imagine thats such a pain! x

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  11. Loving your eyebrows! They really suit you and you look beautiful! I barely touched my eyebrows months as I plucked them so thin. I'm still trying my best with getting the perfect brows but eyebrow pencils are the best! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you so so much, your comment really made me smile! Ah that must be so annoying. I haven't tried any brow pencils yet, if you find a really good one do tell me! x

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  12. the palette looks nice and so do your brows! i love the anastasia brow wiz and then i've been using a powder by eyebrowz for years :)

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

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    1. Thank you so much! I've heard absolutely loads about Anastasia brow products, I'm going to check out your recommendations now! x

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  13. Love the palette ! xoxo

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  14. That palette looks amazing. And your pictures are so cute! :)

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  15. Your brows look really perfect and you look so beautiful!

    jointyicroissanty

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    1. Thank you so much! The lipstick is NARS 'Annabella ' x

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  17. you have such great brows lol

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    xx
    Tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com

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  18. Your eyebrows are on point, and your earrings are so precious! :]
    Personally, I tend to keep mine natural yet well defined. For me it's simple to maintain but, like I'm the only person who touches my brows, while my sister gets hers threaded.
    ♡ Dulce

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm about the same as you I think, I'm never going to get mine threaded, the thought scares me! x

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  19. Your eyebrows look marvellous doll, though you always look great to me :) I hope you have a great week :) xx

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  20. This is an awesome post and your eyebrows are seriously perfect! haha
    xo Chckgeek.com

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  21. Nice, great palette :)

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  22. love your Vivienne Westwood earrings! <3

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  23. What an adorable dog! xx
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  24. Eyebrows have become a big(ger) thing lately! I wish I wasn't so scared to attempt to do some other shape with them lol! Love the pic of you with your dog too ;)

    -Lauren Blair

    www.prefertobebdemure.com

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