Hi, this will be a quick tutorial on how I draw my brows. Here, I am using Shu Uemura's 09 "Seal Brown' Hard Formula pencil. This is the BEST pencil, and it suits almost everyone. I do use other pencils... but this will always be my all time fave. I only use this pencil and a brow brush to draw my brows... and this pencil is very long lasting too.
I am not an expert on how brows should look like, but I know for sure they aren't twins.. meaning they will never look exactly the same. Brows are more like sisters, to use the same analogy. If you want to get your brows right, I suggest getting them professionally done... then maintaining them on your own is much easier. Go to a reputable place to do your brows.. because you don't want to end up with over-plucked brows. I think that SOME of the 'old-time' Shu Uemura MUA are very good in doing brows (ask for Sophia Chia--she is like the best known in this field).
I personally prefer brows that are natural but defined looking -- more classic, as opposed to a very 'fake and sharp' arched brows.
My brows are trimmed properly by my BFF/GF, and she really really is an expert on brows. I never knew that my brows could look so 'hairy' as I thought I am fated to have sparse, and unequal brows all my life. After she did my brows... they are so much easier to fill up, and even if I don't do that, I can still look 'normal'. I can ramble on and on about brows... but I shall move on instead.
So.. this is the pencil I am talking about.
According to the shu uemura site. this is the description:
"Natural finish and shape. This unique eyebrow pencil only releases color pigment when it interacts with the oils in the brow hairs. The result is natural, defined brows. Smudge-proof and long-lasting."
This pencil retails for $39 at all Shu Uemura counters. Needless to say, each pencil lasts you months and months. Maybe even a whole year. So it is a worthwhile investment.
The 'blade' shape of the pencil lead is what makes it easy to draw your brows. I basically use the 'length' of the blade along side my brows.. and lightly brush the lines which I want.
Ok... So, I usually OUTLINE my brows first... starting with the 'lower' line... as you can see here.. I have drawn a line on the lower brow shape.
Then I did the same for the upper brow shape. As you can see, now I have the whole brow outline.. and I just need to fill in the inside... and I do this with a very light strokes of the pencil.
Notice how the 'blade' of the pencil is brushing/ drawing the brows. This takes some getting used to... but when you are used to it.. you won't want to go back to the usual pointy pencil tips.
I have drawn this darker than I normally would.. so it will show up in pictures. So you can see some harsh lines. Then I use the brow brush to 'comb' my brows and also kind of blend the lines.
Combing and blending!
And here are the end results:
Notice how my brows look slightly different?? It is natural, cos our face bone structure is uneven... and this results in the slight imperfections.. which make us unique, right? Haha.
Hope you find this helpful.. and leave a comment if you have any questions. Do share what is your fave way of doing your brows, or how you maintain your brows.
Thanks for reading!