How to Achieve the Perfect Bold Brow!

Bold Brows DIYToday I get to share my best tips on one of my favorite beauty topics, brows! I’m convinced brows make the look, and I love the trend of a fuller, bolder, more natural looking brow. If someone were to ask me what three steps in my makeup routine I would do if I could only do those three steps for the rest of my life, I would pick brows, mascara and chapstick every time. Yes, girl!

As a teenager, I had such thick brows. I don’t know if it was the stresses of college or having kiddos, but my brows have lost so much thickness over my adult years. So I especially love having a brow routine that looks great and lasts all day.

There was a time when I used a matte eyeshadow to fill in my brows and always had issues with it smudging on my face. My brow picks for this tutorial are SO much better than using shadow, and they last beautifully through the day too!

Bold BrowsBold Brow SuppliesWhat I Used:
100% Pure Long Last Brows Pomade
Glossier Boy Brow
Glossier Stretch Concealer
Sigma Angled Brush

Step One: Prep your brows! For this step I like to make sure my brows are trimmed up. I do this by using a spoolie brush and brushing my eyebrows straight up, trimming the longer pieces carefully. Then, I’ll go in with tweezers and get any of those baby hairs that are obviously out of place. I typically don’t tweeze to avoid my natural brows getting any thinner than they are! After those steps, I’ll use the spoolie end of my eyebrow brush to comb them out and get everything in place.

Bold Brows DIY Bold Brow Supplies Step Two: Time to start adding shape to your brows and filling them in! I’m using the Long Last Brow from 100% Pure, and I LOVE this product. It is incredibly easy to work with, and I love the way it makes my brows look. I’ve used a lot of high end brow products, and this is officially on my list as one of the best. Bonus points for being all natural too! Even though this product comes with an eyebrow brush, I like to use this small angled brush the most. Using the brush, scoop a little bit of the product out and put it on the back of your hand. The trick is to get an even amount of product on both sides of your brush so you can work with it a little at a time and not get too much at once. This will give you more control and a more natural end result.

Bonus Tip: I love using my brow brush to visualize the shape of my brow. Check out the photos below to see how I measure where my brows should start and end.

Bold Brows DIY Step Three: Start at the arch of your brow. Slowly carve out the bottom of the arch to define the middle portion of your brow. I like using small strokes to give it a more natural hair texture. Once you’ve carved out the bottom, define the top of your arch. Remember, start off conservatively… you can always add more and make them bolder. Don’t go too bold too fast!

Bold Brows Step Four: Fill in the middle part of your brow. Again, use a soft hand and hair-like strokes to avoid it looking too harsh. Also, avoid the first third of your brows, we’ll take care of that step soon!

Step Five: Using our makeup brush trick, carve out the tail end of your brow. I always like to start out defining the bottom of my brow, then the top and then filling it in afterward. When defining the tail end, make sure you take your time to give it a soft point and not make it too thick.

Bold Brows DIY Step Six: Now to finish up the first third of your brows. Go in with a little more product and lightly draw a line at the bottom of the beginning of your brow to your arch. Turning your angled brush so it’s straight up and down, draw in tiny hairs to fill everything in. The trick is to fill it in slightly less than the rest of your brow to give it more of an ombre look. This also helps it look less harsh. I love making the hairs at the beginning of my brow go up to give my brows a little bit more of a thicker look.

After you’ve done these steps, just check out both of your brows to see if you need to add any thickness to the shape and spot check any sparse areas. And now for the final touches…

Bold Brows DIY Step Seven: I love using the Boy Brow from Glossier to add in texture and keep my brows in place all day. This is also a great stand alone tool if you’re not looking to super define your brows but still want to make them look a little thicker. Great for those quick, on-the-go looks!

Step Eight: Use the spoolie end of your brush to lightly comb your brows and work the product in. This helps everything look more like your natural hair and less like makeup.

Bold Brows Step Nine: Using a concealer and an angled brush (I used the brush that came with my brow product for this step), draw a line beneath your brows. Start at the beginning and go all the way to the tail. This will clean everything up and give you a slight highlight. Be sure to blend out the concealer by using your brush and blending downward. As an added bonus, I like to go in with my favorite highlighter and add just a touch beneath the arch of my brows to give it a pretty highlight.

Bold Brows DIY Brows are part practice and part really great brow products! Take your time and build them up to your desired shape slowly. Remember, eyebrows are sisters not twins, so it’s okay if they don’t look completely identical. 😉

Bold Brows Bold Brows DIY Rock those bold brows! Lots of love, Sav.

Credits//Author: Savannah Wallace. Photography: Savannah Wallace + Isabel Jones.

  • The great thing about makeup is it’s all an art and its all about what YOU want to look like. You look beautiful before and after, and I wish all these people didn’t feel the need to talk about how you looked better before when it’s clearly something that you do to make yourself feel beautiful. It may be complimenting her natural face but it also takes away from doing her brows, which is also a beautiful look on her and something she clearly enjoys. It would be like you getting your hair done in a new color that you love, and me going ‘oh man, I really liked your natural hair more’. Not quite a compliment now is it? Sorry for the novel, it’s just one of those things that annoys me. When people think they are complimenting but its actually quite backhanded.

  • I’m a new reader! and one thing I can say, is that I am absolutely starting to love everything about your blog.

  • Did anyone ever figure out the lip color? I can’t figure out why they won’t share the source.

  • I definitely need to take note of these tips! One of my brows is very square and the others super rounded so i find it really difficult to get the to look like sisters and not second cousins twice removed!

  • Please please please will you tell me the color of the lipstick? I adore it!

  • I agree with everyone saying the they liked the ‘before’ picture better. She looks beautiful either way, but I like the natural brows better. 🙂

  • To be honest, I liked your brows better before the makeover! But that’s just personal taste 🙂
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  • LAWD those brows are perfect! You’re definitely more dedicated than me but I see it pays off lol. I do use a spoolie to get my brows lined up neatly before filling in. I NEVER considered trimming my hairs instead of tweezing them. That’s a simple but great tip and I think I’ll start doing that like yeaterday. Thanks for sharing!

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  • After seeing the side-by-side of the before and after I think I like the before better. Your “after” brows are very well done but are so heavy they detract from your eyes.

  • Honestly, I think they look too done and a little dark. I do like the before picture better. I know we are in the age of the brow, but I like a more natural looking brow. Thanks for the tips

  • Great tips, eyebrows I believe are one of the hardest to do! I end up doing mine too lightly or like black slugs!Haha!

    Lottie
    http://www.flareaforte.com

  • Love your brows but especially love you eye shadow. Mind sharing what it is? Thanks!

  • Gorgeous! Love them brows. Thanks for the step-by-step tips!

    Jenn | http://lepetittato.wordpress.com/

  • I’m such a brow novice, these tips are super useful 🙂 thanks!

    www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

  • Absolutely KILLER brows!

    I have a question that has really nothing to do with this look, I’m super curious about your camera setup. What sort of lens and lighting are you using, it’s fabulous!

  • i think for these (and the braid posts) it would be a great idea if there was a video of some sort because it reads doable but it comes out as a big no.
    but other than that i love this!

  • LOVE your brows!!! Definitely trying these tips!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

  • Beautiful bold brows! Doing my brows are one of my favourite steps in my morning makeup routine and I love trying out new and different ways, I’m excited to follow your steps and change it up a bit!

    -Blythe
    www.eleanorandemilio.com

  • I like it so much better than overplucked, thin brows. Even in the before picture your brows aren’t that thin. You are very pretty in the before picture too! It’s more natural but less glam.

  • Looks gorgeous, but can it really be a part of daily routine, how long does it take?

  • I sooo needed these tips!! Thank you!! Now to go play around with my invisible brows and hopefully get them looking great:)

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