Well, what girl isn’t a sucker for the word “new” on a beauty product? And since I like trying to find new ways to do my brows, it was only fitting that I tried a brow tint pen…. Or at least this is what I’ll tell myself to make it okay to purchase and try it out. I normally use eyeshadow (usually CoverGirl dark brown) and I’m pretty content with my method, but it’s good to switch things up. Again – this is what I’ll tell myself.
I’ve been receiving requests to do a brow tutorial, which I still find so bizarre because I am no professional. But since there has been interest (for which I am eternally flattered), I will tie it into this post.
What It looks like:
How I used it:
I usually fill in/shape my eyebrows before I apply foundation, so that I can clean it up on the top at that time. I tried at first with filling in just with the pen, but I did not like the results because they weren’t dramatic enough.
I start with my lovely, scant eyebrow, brushed into one direction using an eyebrow brush. OR you can wash and use the brush from a discarded mascara.
Then I used the brush to shape and fill in:
Since this wasn’t dramatic enough for me, I then tried by adding it to my normal eyebrow routine replacing a dark brown eye pencil (which can sometimes be to harsh) and liked the results MUCH more.
I will do a complete tutorial here:
I usually start with my lovely, scant eyebrow, brushed into one direction but since I already started with the pen, I’m going to continue from the eyebrow that had only brow pen fill-in because I did this all in one step. Normally, I start from my bare eyebrow and then fill in with CG dark brown eyeshadow using an angled brush:
I clean up the bottom part with Vasanti V12 concealer, applied with a small square brush:
I then apply my foundation (Makeup atelier in #11) and clean up the top of the eyebrow
At this step, I use the brow pen to fill in the areas the shadow wasn’t opaque enough in, and also to make the edges neater and more precise.
Le voila – my eyebrows are done! Apply some mascara, complete with fall out (cleaned afterwards with a q-tip)!
It turned out that it wasn’t a wasted purchase as I initially feared, since I found a method that works for me. I would repurchase this item (which costs $7-$8CDN at the Superstore). Because the tip is fine you could fill in with precision without overdoing it (or having to worry about sharpening a pencil!), and the texture was very smooth and lasting. If you are going for a more “natural” and subtle look, using this pen alone would work nicely.
Have you tried this product? If not, what do you use to fill in your brows?