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How I Do My Eyebrows?

15Mar12

I'm no expert in doing my eyebrows. Nonetheless, I'm going to share how I do my eyebrows (as requested by amyrleex HERE).

The Brow Tools

  • Chanel Mascara Brush -- I use it to comb my eyebrows
  • K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H (Natural Brown)
  • Mio Piccolo Eyebrow Mascara (Light Brown)

 

I like to make use of tinted eyebrow mascara to lighten my eyebrows. The one I'm featuring in this post is from Mio Piccolo, and I guess most of you are not familiar with this brand. Fyi, I got it from Nanairo aka the most wonderful $2 shop ever. It carries a rather wide selection of makeup products, as compared to dear Daiso.

The eyebrow mascara is decently pigmented, in my opinion. The brush is bigger than that of Kate and Shu Uemura (the other two I own). The brush is able to comb the eyebrow hairs quite evenly albeit a bit messy (also due to the slightly wetter formula). Quite smudge-proof and doesn't fade at the end of day. It takes a few mins to dry. Thereafter, my eyebrows look neater with the hairs held in place.

I've been using this eyebrow mascara for few weeks and I would say I'm pleased with it so far. Not the best but for $2, I couldn't ask for more...

 

The color I picked up is Light Brown, which has a golden metallic sheen to it. There's another shade, a Brown or Dark Brown. Thought I'll just do a swatch of K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H (Natural Brown) which I love so much.

I've reviewed the newer version, the 2-way one HERE.

 

I try to tweeze my eyebrows daily, or at least 2-3 times a week. My original eyebrows are barely there if not for the faint eyebrow embroidery. I try not to pluck excessively, lest having skinny-looking eyebrows which make me look older than I should. Well, I'm not young to begin with... so yups.

 

Okay, let's begin...

The eyebrow should begin according to the inner corner of the eyes. Place a ruler over your pupil starting from tip of nose, going over the eyebrow as well. This will mark the peak of arch. Next, place the ruler at the outer corner of nose to the outer corner of eyes. This is where the eyebrow should end.

(1) Comb the eyebrow with a spoolie brush.

(2) Using the liquid eyebrow (K-Palette), draw fine strokes to fill in the gaps in the eyebrow. Then brush the eyebrow (with the spoolie brush), so as to soften the color for a natural look.

(3) Work the eyebrow mascara brush against the direction of hair growth and lightly brush over for an even distribution. Brush the eyebrow (with the spoolie brush), to keep the hairs in place.

 

That's about it. And, I will do all of the above when I've the time to spare. Usually, I'll just go with (2) and that would suffice.

If I'm in a rush, I'll go for Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil (another favorite of mine). Quick and easy.

 

Last but not least... a photo to give you a better idea of how the final eyebrow look -- in terms of color, which failed to show up accurately in the other photo.

So this is how I do my eyebrows... That's all. Hope this sharing helps (:

Verlyn Hanru
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Subtle Cat Eye Look

22Jan12

I took a considerable time doing this makeup look. More than an hour, in fact. I spent most of the time doing my eye makeup, ensuring it was wearable enough (before I head out for the Keratinology event).

Yes, I finally used Essence I ♥ ROCK gloss eye pencil! I lined the upper and lower lashline thicker than usual, extending a little beyond the eye. As it was supposed to be subtle and wearable, I didn't make the line thicker towards the outer end. Then, I applied Stila Mineral Matte Eye Shadow in Batura (a dark gray shade) over the liner as it smudges on its own.

For the entire lid area (above the liner) and lower lashline (over the liner), I applied Maquillage VI144 (a lilac shade with silver micro-shimmer bits).

I literally spammed 3 different mascaras for my lashes - Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara (to hold the curls), Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara BK999 (to comb the lashes) & Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara (for volumized and glossy black lashes). That explains the time taken for this look yea. I like to experience with different mascara combi, to achieve my desired look. Some mascaras don't work wonders on its own.

For the eyebrows, I used the Mio Piccolo Automatic Eyebrow Pencil MB. I like how the color looks on me. Sad to say, it ain't long-lasting. I had to briefly touch-up the brows after merely 3 hours. *DOTS DOTS*

For overall contour, I used the bronzer part of Pop Beauty Cheeky Cake in Beach Beauti. I applied that under the cheek bones from the hairline to the apple of cheeks. Next, I applied Alobon Bake Blush 03 over. Finally, I used MAC By Candlelight MSF as a highlight just above the blush/bronzer area.

The base makeup products I used:- Kevin Beautymaker DNA Extreme Whitening Foundation (Natural) YSL Matt Pressed Powder No.1. I did some minor concealing with Kevin Beautymaker BB Mineral Concealing Cream.

I lightly brushed Kevin Beautymaker Bright Eye Pressed Powder under my eyes, to brighten up my peepers.

Last but not least, Laneige Snow Crystal Moisture Lipstick SYR02 Nude Beige on pre-balmed lips.

Me like this look on me :D

The next LOTD will be for CNY. I'm thinking simple sweet look?

What's gonna be your look for CNY?

Verlyn Hanru

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