Saturday, April 11, 2015

How I Do My Eyebrows + GIVEAWAY!!

Hey guys!! I hope you're all enjoying your weekend so far. I've been doing a lot of style things recently on this blog which has been really fun, so I thought today I'd kind of bring it back and do some beauty! Since I'm giving away a few of my March Favorites (details below!!) including the Maybelline Brow Drama, I figured I'd show you a little tutorial of how I like to use it. I'm not pretending to be any type of brow expert, but this is just what I find works for me. I do like quite a strong brow too, fair warning!!

I like to keep my Brow products separate from the rest of my makeup, so I keep in this cute little Rebecca Minkoff makeup bag I got from Ipsy!

1) Pencil in my brows. The first thing I like to do is line/ fill in my eyebrows with a pencil. I find that this step is really where I define exactly where I want my brows to be and just how strong/dark I would like them, which is probably most important. I've been using the NYC Classic Brow/Liner pencil in the shade Jet Black, which is a huge bargain for 99 cents for two! My hair is quite dark, so the darker colors/ blacks work well for me.

2) Fill in my brows with eyeshadow. After I've finished penciling in my brows, I like to go back over them with a dark eyeshadow. I find that this serves to fill in any gaps, and to also make them look more natural and less harsh. My favorite is the accent color in the Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Quad (shade 140, Sea Shell), which I think has been discontinued, but there are definitely several suitable alternatives in the Maybelline the Nudes Palette! I just use a cheap (but very cute!) angled brush from Forever 21, and I find that's perfectly suffice, but it would definitely be nice to spring for a MAC 266 when funds are less tight!!

3) Ensure brows stay in place with an eyebrow gel. My very last step is to go over my brows with an eyebrow gel, just to make sure they stay in place all day and also to tame any stray hairs I may have. The one I've been using is the Maybelline Brow Drama in the shade Deep Brown, which I am giving away (amongst other things!!) The brush has quite a unique shape, with a little ball on the end of the wand, and the way I like to use this is to start at the end of my brow closest to my temple, take it lightly against the hairs torwards my nose, and then go in the opposite direction in a windshield wiper motion. This gel has really amazing staying power, I really find that my eyebrows look the same at the end of the day as they did when I did them in the morning!

And that's it!! It's really very awkward to take a picture with only one eyebrow done, but I really wanted you guys to see the difference, so I've done this for you.

And this is my makeup done! As is the story of my life, one eyebrow has come out infinitely better than the other. Doing my brows is one of my favorite parts of doing my makeup, I just think it really adds structure to your face and makes everything feel complete. I know this tutorial was very picture heavy, but it was my first one, so let me know what you guys think!! 

And now, for the giveaway: I will be giving away a Naked Basics palette, a Maybelline Brow Drama (shade of your choosing), and a L'Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter (also in the shade of your choosing), all in a little makeup bag, and I will be shipping anywhere in the world! This giveaway will be open until the last day of April, good luck!!

I hope you guys have enjoyed this post, please don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!! 

Stay beautiful!!!!
- Whit 
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  1. I don't get out with out doing my eyebrows!!! You did a great job! ;) xoxo

    1. thank you, I really appreciate it! :)

  2. It's funny how I feel naked when my eyebrows aren't done, yours look great and such a lovely giveaway!

    Much love xxx
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    1. Same! The worst are the mornings where I'm hurrying and forget to do them.

  3. Isn't it always the case that one turns out better than the other- why can't the just be the same? Ugh! They do look lovely, though!!

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