Beginner Makeup Series: Brows

BeginnerMakeupSeriesHeaderPart 2 | B R O W S

Everyone has been obsessed with having brows that are on fleek and it has been all the rave, we see it being talked about everywhere! Today I’m going to share some tips on how to achieve great looking brows and I hope they will help you out if you needed some advice on where to get started. =)


♡ For those of you who have dark hair, choose a shade that is two to three times lighter and for those of you who have lighter hair, choose a shade two to three times darker!

♡ Always choose a matte shade for a natural everyday look, especially if you decide to use an eyeshadow as a brow colour.


♡ Pencil – Using a pencil can be a little tricky because it’s easy to press on it too hard and end up with dark, harsh or unnatural eyebrows. It is better for a brow pencil to not be too soft because it means that you have better precision in drawing in very fine lines that mimic the appearance of an actual brow hair.

♡ Powder – In my opinion, using a powder is the most safe and the easiest form to work with because it looks very natural and it is easy to clean up or soften down. Even a matte eyeshadow could work perfectly as a brow powder!

♡ Pomade – After Anastasia Beverly Hills released their brow pomade, it has become the most popular choice of brow product to use. I personally have not used one of this form before but by generalising all the thoughts and opinions I have heard or been told of, it is convenient and fast to use! However, it is also important to be light handed so that your brows look natural.

♡ Gel – I love using tinted brow gels because they pull the entire look together and hold all your work down in place. Those that contain fibres are great to use on their own and make it effortless to have perfect brows when you’re in a rush for time. Otherwise, clear brow gels are still a great investment because they make your brows last all day and also prevents them from moving around.


♡ Angled brush – An angled brush is the easiest to work with in combination with a brow powder. It just makes it so fast to fill in any sparse areas and it is also perfect for getting the perfect arch. I like to use the Sigma brush from the kit!

♡ Spoolie brush – A spoolie is great for brushing your brow hairs in place. I like to use one before and after doing my brows so that I know that there are no hairs that are out of place or not in the right direction.

♡ Tweezers – I rely so much on my tweezers to remove any stray hairs that grow and to make my brows a lot more neat and tidy. It is a necessity to quickly groom your brows at home in under a minute without having to go to a salon or specialist to get them done for you!

I hope you guys enjoyed this part of the series and learnt a thing or two! The next one will be on EYESHADOW.

51 thoughts on “Beginner Makeup Series: Brows

  1. mortbane says:

    Reblogged this on Late 2 Bloom and commented:
    I love the Beginner Makeup Series on Dorkchops. I agree with the info collected and outlined here, and I think regardless of how comfortable you are with makeup, you should check it out. Whether you’re still trying to find your style or you’re pretty sure you have it, but want to check your notes, it’s worth the quick read. Eyebrows make the most dramatic difference in your look, and they set the tone for the person you’ll be presenting to the world. Don’t believe me? Check out my Before & After gallery to see what a struggle it is to get THE perfect brow look.


  2. plus+beauty27 says:

    Great post! I really love this series Jen! I use brow powders myself along with an angled brush and it’s just my favorite way of doing my brows. 🙂 xo

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  3. thepinkimpact says:

    I just got into using tweezers for my brows! And like you mentioned to get rid of the stray hairs. I’ve wanted to try the Anastasia brow wiz since I hear lots of people talking about it 🙂 great post Jen! 🎀💜

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  4. fattymccupcakes says:

    I will probably show my age with this question, but what is “on fleek”? I’ve seen it used referring to nice brows, and I guess I can assume it means “on point”, but I have to know for sure. I don’t want to say something like, “Your shirt is really on fleek” if that will make me look utterly absurd. Thanks!

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  5. zaychishka says:

    Love this, I often use a light eyeshadow for my brows with a special brush and I don’t overdo them.., but I wish my cousin could understand how to do brows without them coming off as looking so artificial.. I should show her your article.


  6. Zovesta says:

    Your blog is extremely clean, precise, and professional. Great job with it. ❤ This is a great post too, gotta appreciate the pros and cons of each tool. Makes me want to diddle with my brows more!


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