I love a good eyebrow. I’ve been filling mine in in various ways since 2008, and they’re the first part of my face I really paid attention to cosmetically. Anything you can use on eyebrows, I’ve put on them: wooden pencils, clicky pencils, powder, gel, pomade… and I’d like to think they’ve been improving over that time.
I’ve been doing something with them lately which is, admittedly, very laborious, but will help you level up your brow game. This isn’t a quick-slap-em-on-and-out-the-door job (I’ve got the Hourglass Arch Brow for that), but it’s worth it for the natural-looking brow you end up with.
Here’s what you need: the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, of course (if you’re wondering about colours, check this post). And then, an angled bru– Nope! For this you’ll be needing the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush, and there’s not really any other way about it. In a pinch you could use the clean applicator from an old liquid liner, but I think this technique is more of a ‘things to do with your RT Silicone Liner’, rather than ‘things to do with your Dipbrow’.
You know how people are always talking about filling your eyebrows in by drawing feathery strokes that resemble hairs? That’s fine in theory, but even with the smallest angled brush, you end up with swathes of product that don’t in the slightest resemble hairs. This is where the silicone liner comes in. Without bristles to get fluffed up and stick out in different directions, you can apply the product in really precise strokes. I did some on my hand to show you.
Translate this to your eyebrows, and you’re sussed. You do need to spend a bit of time drawing in hairs, but it means you’re never going to get blocky brows or overdo it. I know not everyone has time to sit down and spend ten minutes just on their eyebrows, but if you do give it a go, let me know how it works out!