My Current Brow Routine

Once upon a time, I really disliked my brows. They are now and have always been bushy and uneven, patchy and hard to shape. When big, bold and heavily made-up brows became trendy however, I figured out a way to make them work pretty well for me. Take a look at my current routine.

My brow maintenance mainly consists of plucking and a little bit of shaving once a week. Since my hair grows in fast, I also have to trim them up and brush them out a few times a week or they are a tad out of control. I will trim them first brushing the inner part of my brow up towards my forehead and the tail down towards my ear just to show me which hair needs to be trimmed up. Once my hair is tidy, I will pluck away the strays with my favourite tweezers from Revlon.ย Finally, to finish off any maintenance, I will use a face razor (found at Walmart) and shave above my brow until I am happy with the shape.

My favourite way to do my brows is with powder and I use the Quo Powder in Brunette and a angled liner brush also from Quo. I make a bit of an outline with the powder first before lightly filling in any patches. Some parts of my brow are a little stubborn so I will also go in with an eyebrow pencil to finish the job. After one more brush through, voila!

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my brow routine in a bit more detail. If you’re interested in seeing this make up look, stay tuned for next week!

Til next time, ttfn x

First Impression: Annabelle Brows and Smokey Nudes Palette

  Brows are a big deal. It seems like all of a sudden, eyebrows are at the forefront of make up. If they are done right or not done at all, they can make or break a look. I personally love the Annabelle Skinny Brow pencil in Universal Medium because it fits all of my brow needs, however, when Annabelle launched many more brow products to choose from, I really wanted to give them a try! Along with new brow products, there were several eye liners and a beautiful Smokey Nude palette that were also released and I was lucky enough to be sent them to review and share.

   

 Of course, I had to try out the beautiful Smokey Nudes palette** first. This 10 shadow palette has a mix of warm and cool neutrals most of which have some kind of sparkle or sheen. I love the consistency of these eye shadows and think the finish was totally beautiful. The shimmer is actually perfect. I used the middle 3 shades in the bottom row in this look and the first shadow in the top row but the one I love the most is the deep brown with the small redy-gold glitter in it. Though the glitter doesn’t come off as intensely on the eye as it does in the pan, I loved how blendable it was.

   

 I tried out two new Annabelle Stay Sharp Metallic eye liners**. On the bottom lash line, I am wearing Snow White which doesn’t seem metallic to me at all, but it did stay all day which is way better than some other liners I have used on my waterline. On the top lash line, I put the Annabelle Stay Sharp Metallic liner in Bronzey which has the tiniest bit of metallic shine to it but since the tip is always sharp, I find it so much easier to use than other brown eye liners I own.

   

 Of all of these products, I was most excited about the Annabelle Brow Show pencil and highlighter in light to medium**. This is a double ended jumbo pencil with a medium brown brow colour on one side and a light peach shimmery highlighter on the other side. I didn’t expect the highlight to be quite so glittery and as someone who never highlights their brow bone, I don’t really have a comparison for this. I liked the overall look and the actual brow pencil side was alright. I do prefer the Skinny brow pencil because the tip is quite fine. I don’t always highlight my brow bone, but I may play around with doing so more now as I think it turned out pretty lovely.

   

  

 Here is the overall look and everything I used (except for the lip colour which was a NYX Butter Gloss). I feel like it is a really fresh look and easy for any make up wearer to achieve. I plan on busting out one of the two Annabelle Eyeink2 Liquid Liners** shortly to play around with. If it is anything like the Marcelle Liquid Liners I have used, I will certainly love it!

Til next time, ttfn x