I’ve been asked a handful of times to do an eyebrow tutorial and I’ve always avoided it because I feel like my method won’t work for everyone, and I don’t think I do anything special. But I promised I would, so here we are kids.
I feel like this tutorial is best for those like me who have very light, very sparse eyebrows. I was “blessed” with the features of a ginger (blonde and sparse eyebrows and eyelashes, cool toned skin, freckles, etc) without the red hair. Thanks for those genes, mom!
So, here’s the spoiler.. I cheat. I dye my eyebrows. I’ve been doing it for six years and I’m not even remotely ashamed.
Let’s walk through this together, shall we?
Here’s me without anything on my eyebrows, and I haven’t dyed or plucked them in about 5 weeks. I usually dye them every 6-8 weeks so they’re typically quite lighter when I attack them again when the dye.
Here’s the dye I use:
So I’d say “follow the package directions!” but I haven’t read the package directions in six years so I have no idea if I’m still doing this, um, the “right way”. Before you do ANYTHING though, do a patch test. Yes, seriously. You’re about to put dye on your face, dumbass, test it out first.
This product comes in these weird little capsules and each capsule is supposed to be “one use”. It is SOOOO much product and you truly only need like, a fifth of what’s in the capsule so I emptied all the capsules into another container so I didn’t have to waste it. *shrug*
I apply the dye like I would apply eyebrow pomade or whatever, just in whatever shape you want your eyebrows to be. (If you aren’t sure how to shape your eyebrows, there are about 14,000 tutorials on Pinterest and almost all of them say the same thing.) I leave it on for 4-5 minutes.
Use this time to frighten your husband, do Cara Delevigne impressions, or pluck any strays.
Wipe off the dye. You’ll notice it may have stained your skin and it’s totally no big deal, it’ll wash off in a day or two. You’ll survive.
So every day I use one of these two products: NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder (yum?) or NYX Brow Mascara.
I prefer the powder a bit more but if I’m in a hurry the mascara works great. Here I’ve used the powder on the right, and the mascara on the left:
That’s it. Seriously. Now go forth and be on fleek.