I was looking back at old pictures the other day and came across my prom photos, which just so happens to be the day that I did my own makeup for the very first time! I was quite clueless about the beauty world at the time, and the plan was for my sister to do my makeup for me, but she ended up getting called in to work that day and so I was left to apply it on my own. The first thing I noticed looking back at those pictures? My sad looking brows! My sister had plucked them for me (and eventually I ended up over plucking them myself... we've all been there, right?) and I did not yet know the magic of filling in my eyebrows - let's just say they were far from looking their best! Brows really do frame your face, and whenever I do my makeup, filling them in is an essential step nowadays. I've tried a handful of brow products over the years, and the latest addition to my makeup application is the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Palette*. I'm a fan of the brand's 3-in-1 Pro Sculpting Brow Pen, so I was looking forward to give this new palette a try.
The Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Palette comes in Harmony 1 for blonde to dark brown hair and Harmony 2 for brown to black hair. Each palette comes with three pigmented brow shades as well as a brow wax, a highlighter and a double-ended spoolie/eyebrow brush. Housed in a mini case with a mirror, it fits nicely into any makeup bag for when you're travelling or on the go.
Get beautiful brows in 4 easy steps:
1) Set your brows with the invisible brow wax to tame unruly hairs using your fingers or the angled brush;
2) Brush through your brows with the spoolie to get your desired shape;
3) Apply the pigmented powders using the slanted brush - mix them if needed to create the best colour match;
4) Apply the highlighter on your brow bone with your fingertip to brighten and illuminate.
As you can see below, the shades are nicely pigmented. I personally like mixing the two lightest shades and apply them on the inner 2/3 of my brows, and use the darkest shade on the outer 1/3, following my arch to the tip of my brows. You can use the shadows dry for a natural finish or wet for even more colour payoff. I really like that they included a double-ended applicator, however I find the brush to be a bit too stiff so I've been reaching for my Real Techniques Brow Brush as it picks up and deposits product more evenly.
|Darkest to lightest shades, left to right in palette|
As the saying goes, your brows are sisters, not twins! My brows aren't symmetrical, as one is higher than the other, and the inner portion is more sparse, so that is where I like to focus my attention when filling them in.
The Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Palette (C$52/US$42) can be purchased at Sephora, both in stores and online.
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