Hope you’re all okay and very glad it’s Friday, I am having yet another ‘lazy’ day, I am making the most of these as very soon I will be entering my third year of university. Although slightly dreading it, I’m also looking forward to getting some routine back!
Now I have a love/hate relationship with my eyebrows, most of the time it’s a hate relationship. When I was younger I had very bushy eyebrows, not quite Charlie from Busted level but bushy nevertheless. I used to hate them and was so happy when I was old enough to start plucking/shaping my eyebrows. Lucky for me my Mum is a trained beauty therapist so she would wax them for me, waxing is really effective for your eyebrows, in my opinion it hardly hurts and the shape lasts for ages after. Luckily after years of waxing my eyebrows most of the time retain they their shape and need plucking to keep them in shape every week or so.
Now because I’m at uni well over a 100 miles from home, I can’t get my eyebrows waxed that often which means my eyebrows now have to be tweezed. I was reading The Beauty Department which is Lauren Conrad and friends beauty blog/website and I found a tutorial on how to shape your eyebrows. In the tutorial, Lauren trims her eyebrows, she gets a eyebrow comb/brush and brushes the hairs upwards and if the hairs are above the shape of the eyebrow you trim them. I had a go at this and couldn’t believe the difference this makes. With my slightly neater eyebrows I thought I would have a try at filling them in.
I’ve always been envious of girls with neatly polished brows, I could never get the hang of filling them in so kind of gave up ( I know, I know, call myself a beauty blogger eh?) Anyways the other night I thought, I am going to MASTER this. So I got my eyebrow pencil and filled one eyebrow in, now for some reason they went horribly dark and I felt like this (see picture below)
I decided I wouldn’t give up, so I got the make up remover out and started again. This time I used eyeshadow, I found this handy little kit from Models Own. I was sent this by Models Own a few months back and found that it was great for creating a neutral smokey eye but even better for filling your eyebrows in. This smokey eye kit is available from the Models Own website and Models Own stockists Boots. I have the kit Simmer which consists of a neutral colour which I like to highlight the brow bone with, a warm brown which I use to get my initial shape and a dark brown which I use to fill my brows in. I use a angled brush from Avon to take the colour through my brows.
I couldn’t believe that I haven’t used this before. Now you’ve probably seen that there is a lot of blog posts on the HD brow kit which came in this months Glossybox, now from looking at the swatches I think this Models Own kit is very similar and could be used a dupe. It’s also a snip at £8.00 compared with the £19.99 price tag of the HD brow kit.
From L-R- neutral highlight colour, warm brown and dark brown
The smokey eye kit from Models Own also comes with a guide to achieve smokey eyes and the cutest brushes ever, a mini angled and blending brush which are like baby brushes. Too cute!
The ADORABLE baby brushes!
The new and improved brows- I’m sorry for the duff picture, I didn’t have a clearer one 🙁
I am very impressed with my new use for my Models Own eye kit, it’s also very compact so it’s great for your make up bag.
What do you use to fill in your brows? Any tips as I’m still learning!
I hope you all have a lovely Friday, I am already excited for watching The Bachelor tonight, it’s so bad it’s good!
You can buy the smokey eye kit from Models Own here: please note this product was sent to me to review back in May, and my review has been 100% honest.