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How I Do My Brow Makeup In A Way That Lifts My Face

iDiva logo iDiva 03-03-2021 Stuti Bhattacharya
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People have their own unique way of filling in and shaping their brows. In my case, I use my brows to frame my face, instead of approaching them as a statement element.

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This helps me use my eyebrows to lift my face and give it dimension, but without the brows looking heavy. Here’s how I do it. 

Start by brushing the brows down

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Take a clean spoolie and use it to brush your brows down. This might sound counterintuitive but it’s a great way of not only spotting gaps but also seeing the highest point where your brow naturally begins even when it’s drooping. Once you can see that, you get an idea about where to fill in with a pencil. 

Fill in the gaps, especially towards the ends and upper part of the brows

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Focusing on drawing and defining the hairs higher up on the tail-end of the brows, so that the face looks lifted, try to fill in the gaps in the top part of your brows instead of weighing down the bottom part with excess pigment. The more you darken the lower half of your brows, the darker and more drawn-on it’ll look, creating a heaviness. After all, hair is naturally sparse at the bottom of the brows, because that’s where it grows from. 

Comb hair back up and into place

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Take your spoolie and brush your brow hairs back up, and gently graze through the parts you filled in with the bristles of the spoolie in order to remove excess product and give a more natural finish. 

Using concealer to carve out the arch

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You should ideally use a concealer brighter than your skin tone to highlight your browbone, right underneath the arch. This lifts the arch by drawing more light right under it, making it seem higher than it is. You can also throw on a highlighting powder where you put down the concealer, for added impact.

Take the brow pencil and mark the point of the arch as high as possible, so that the brow looks lifted

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The peak of your arch should ideally be the highest point on your eyebrow. If you have straight brows, find the hair growing highest on the arch, and use its tip as a reference point. Then, start defining that by darkening the arch and the line leading to it, using soft, hair-like strokes.

Use a brow gel and brush the brow hairs upwards

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Probably the most critical part of lifting brows, this is absolutely necessary. Use a brow wax or gel to comb the brow hair upwards and outwards to lift the hairs. This makes the brows look feathery and natural, and also pushes them higher, preventing them from weighing the face down. It also opens up the eyes.

Do you see how this makes the face look lifted?

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Once you see how a brow looks without being filled this way and compare it to the difference that filling it in correctly makes, you can tell the impact of makeup in changing our features! 

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