Never underestimate the power of defined eyebrows. They are largely responsible for framing your face. Eyebrow maintenance is easy to overlook. However, well groomed eyebrows can make a huge difference!
Okay, let me rewind a minute, I'm getting ahead of myself. Some of you might be reading this thinking what is threading? Threading is a method of hair removal that is similar to an epilator. Hair is caught in the thread, twisted, and removed. I taught myself to thread by watching the YouTube video below:
Threading does take a lot of practice. Luckily for me I come from a big family with many women in it who let me practice on them! The method that Eily311 uses in her video is the one that I use, and find very effective for shaping eyebrows. You can also thread other areas of the face as well, if needed.
Here are the reasons why I love threading:
1. It is gentle on your skin. Okay, you are removing hair. That is never going to be an enjoyable endeavour. The difference between threading and waxing is threading does not remove the top layer of skin the same way waxing does. Waxing stings afterwards because the skin is raw. Threading is uncomfortable while it is happening, but the pain quickly subsides. There is also much less irritation and redness, not to mention break outs!
2. It is affordable! If you teach yourself all you need is thread. One spool will last you forever! If you decide it is a task you don't think you can master, you can call me and I will remove it for you at an affordable price!
3. Once it is done you skin feels so clean and smooth. Not only does threading help frame your face as I mentioned, but it also allows for smoother makeup application.
Alright, so now our eyebrow is threaded. They are all cleaned up and ready for makeup application. Now, you can choose to leave your eyebrow as is if you like your natural shape. Makeup is all about personal preference. However, if you're not happy with your eyebrows, maybe you have sparse eyebrows and you'd like them to be more prominent, or your eyebrows were over plucked when you were younger ( a mistake many of us make) and you want to have a fuller brow, you can fix it with makeup!
I have a brow kit that I love. Alright, alright....I know I say I love a lot of things, but this kit has rescued me on many occasions. It will last you a long time, trust me (the kit I have is the older version). You don't have to buy this kit though. All you need is a matte brown eyeshadow (in a lighter colour than your hair colour) and an angled brow brush. Note: here is a trick, if you're not sure what colour to choose look at a brow kit at and try to colour match.
This little brush will help you create a natural eyebrow by filling in any sparse areas. If you are in need of more colour and definition in your brow you can use a pencil. I suggest using a pencil sparingly as you do not want the line to be noticeable. The point is to make your brow look bolder, yes, but also natural. If I use an eyebrow pencil (and I often do), I will use my pencil first, then go over that area with my angled brush. I use my brush and matte brown colour to blend the pencil in and use my brush strokes to make the eyebrow appear as natural as possible.
If you would like me to create a tutorial on eyebrow filling I will try and do that if there is interest. Again, if you have any questions at all please ask!
Thanks for reading!
Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!