This little quick tip is much more powerful than you might think. If you only shade over brow hairs, you are filling in but you’re missing the chance to also define. But if you move the brow hairs temporarily by brushing them down, you expose the skin behind them, giving you the chance to draw directly on it. Then you simply brush the hairs back up and the illusion is done! Here’s how:
- A Dual-Ended Brow Brush — Look for one that has a spoolie (looks like a clean mascara wand) on one end and a stiff angled brush on the other end, like this one ($$) used on Brook above or this one ($).
- Brow Shadow — My favorite brow shadow palettes are these ($$$) but you can also use this one ($).
- Here’s the trick! When you get to the arch, brush all those hairs downward with the spoolie. This exposes the skin so you can draw directly on it.
- Now load up the angled brush in the brow shadow and draw the arch directly on this skin.
- After you’ve drawn it in, switch back to the spoolie end and brush the hairs back up.
- Now finish filling in the tail.