The Maybelline Better Skin Concealer came fairly new to the beauty world. Maybelline is known for their amazing concealers and this Better Skin Concealer didn’t fall off that image.
I’ll start by saying that I have dry and flaky skin (as some of you may already know), and finding a proper concealer that won’t cling to my dry patches is pretty frustrating. Concealers from the drugstore have a lot of hits and misses. Often times we don’t have an option to try before we buy because it’s all sealed and testers are unavailable. Finding a hidden gem is so satisfying. As you probably can tell by this intro, this concealer is worth reaching for.
The Sephora Collection’s Cream Lip Stains are one of the best products from the Sephora Collection and are easily one of the best liquid lipsticks I have tried. I picked up the Shade 01 Always Red a few years back when I was looking for a good red lip. Now it has been my go-to! I get a lot of questions about what colour I’m wearing whenever I have this on. It’s one of those stand-out reds that are just so vibrant. The colour easily pops out on every skin colour!
I don’t have much experience with primers because I’m not a fan of the feeling of having so many things piled on to my face. I gave this one a try to hop on to the primer train and see if I am willing to add another step to my already-too-long makeup routine. This MUFE Step 1 Equalizer in Smoothing is supposed to smooth out the texture of the skin while keeping your makeup stay in place all day.
This product comes in a matte squeezy tube in a simple and sleek design. I also love how all the Equalizers are in different colours based on their purpose. The product comes out in a skinny spout that easily controls how much product you want to use.
Brows are very subjective and it isn’t supposed to be perfect. I don’t even know what a perfect brow looks like! My perfect brow might not suit your face, and your perfect brow might not suit somebody else’s face.
It took me a few years to “perfect” my brows, and by “perfect” I mean I’ve achieved contentment and a routine when I do my brows. Most likely, my ways will evolve and change as I get older.
I am not an expert with makeup and I can’t tell you how you’re supposed to do yours. It’s makeup. It comes off at the end of the day.
This post is to let you guys know how I personally do my own brows while hoping to help some of you in finding your personal brow style. Let’s start?
HOW I FIGURED OUT MY BROW SHAPE
I had my brows groomed once in my life (about 8 years ago, I think). Ever since then, I’ve just been alternately plucking and shaving to the shape that the groomer made. I haven’t gone to a professional since then and I haven’t felt the need to. If you don’t like spending time and money on your brows (just like me), I would suggest going to an expert to have them shaped properly, at least once. You can just clean up on the new hair growth and maintain the shape for as long as you want. (At least that’s what I did! )
LET’S START DRAWING!
Look at them bare and uneven. Haha Even my eyes are uneven! Let’s move on from flaw-pointing and start sketching!
- Create a triangle for a sharp brow tail
- Fill it in
- Connect-the-dots(hair) while drawing a straight line using tiny strokes going towards the nose.
- I go back into the product and dip my brush to make the arch and tail a little darker than the rest of the brow. This creates depth.
- I just follow my natural brow shape and continue to fill in. There is a lot of room for mistake because brow products are more forgiving than eyeliners. I just wipe it with my finger when I make a mistake!
- By this time, the brush should have the slightest amount of product. This is the best time to go in and fill the inner part of the brow. This gives a lighter shade to soften the look. DO NOT go back and dip it into the pot if you want “natural” looking brows (ombre effect? Lol). I prefer to put the least amount of product on that part because I don’t want it to look too strong. As shown in the picture above, I pretty much stop filling from that point because I want my natural brow hairs to show up.
- I’m done by this point, but if I feel like it, I will apply a tinted brow gel on the inner parts of my brow to make it appear more bushy. #CaraDelevingneBrows But apparently, that is impossible and unachievable on my part. *cries.
After brushing it through with a spoolie, we are finally done. Let’s zoom in.
Feel free to highlight the brow bone or apply a little concealer to clean up and make the brows “pop”. 😉
PRODUCTS I REGULARLY USE
- Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade
- ColourPop Brow Colour in Bangin’ Brunette
- ColourPop Brow Pencil in Bangin Brunette
- Loreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette
- Milani Easy Brow Tinted Fiber Gel
A few notes:
- On this post, I used the ColourPop Brow Colour but the process would be similar if I were to use a pencil.
- Putting on an eyeshadow primer before doing your brows would prolong its wear and make it last all day.
- I know people have been asking for a video, but I still couldn’t get myself to film! One day. Lol
Hope this helps! Thanks for dropping by! ❤️
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As promised, here are the face brushes I regularly use. All are cost-effective and high in quality!