Ah I love you blog sooo much. I just learned how to do my brows all nice like yours with concealer and I'm super proud haha- my question is, for people who have fuller brows, would using the dipbrow product make the eyebrows look too heavy and drawn on because it is a gel? I know you said it dries like a powder but it still looks kinda heavy. Thanks so much xx <3
Dipbrow can be pretty easy to apply too much and look “drawn on” but I put veeerry little on my angled bush and then wipe the excess off on the lid to get barely any product to get the most natural looking brow possible. It is really pigmented so you just have to be careful! You could also try using a shade or two lighter than your brow so even if you apply too much it won’t look too dark or crazy.
If you want to try dip brow for the waterproof/long wearing aspect of it but want something natural looking try products like Makeup Forever Aqua Brow or Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse. These are more on the sheer/light weight side unlike Dip Brow which can be a little intense which is great but not for everybody :)
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A few things could be causing your foundation to slide off easily, transfer on clothes easily, etc.
1) Your moisturizer. If you’re not letting your moisturizer sink in before applying foundation it makes your skin more slippery causing your foundation to slide off, you want to use a light weight moisturizer and/or wait a few minutes to let it sink in (5 - 15 minutes). Your moisturizer could also just be too greasy and/or thick so you might want to try a different moisturizer.
2) Your foundation is too creamy and doesn’t set/dry. Some foundations will be really creamy and moisturizing and stay almost wet instead of drying which can be good if you have really dry skin and need that moisture but if you have normal to oily skin the foundation will just slip and side. You want to either try a new foundation or set it with a pressed powder (adds coverage) or translucent powder (gives no coverage but sets your foundation). When switching foundations you might want to look for something more long wearing that dries to a semi matte finish like Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast, Estee Lauder Double Wear, etc. However if you like a more creamy, dewy look those might not be the best for you.
3) Not blending your foundation into the skin properly. When applying foundation you want to make sure to really blend it into the skin so it’s not just laying on top of the skin. If it’s just sitting on top of the skin it can be removed/smeared a lot easier. By using a flat top brush or buffing brush to blend the foundation you’re buffing it into the skin so it really melts and sticks to the skin.
Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki
Two things you can do!
- Use an eyebrow gel
- Trim your eyebrow hairs
Using a brow gel alone or after filling in your brows will help keep your brows in place. Brow gel acts like a glue keeping your brow hairs more stiff. You can use a tinted or clear brow gel. Tinted will add a little bit of color which is good if you’re using it alone or if your brow powder/pencil tends to wear off through out the day. Tinted brow gel is also good if you want to lighten or darken your brows by using a brow gel color a shade lighter or a shade darker. A clear brow gel will keep your brows in place without altering the color. You can use something like Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear for an affordable, basic clear brow gel. Anastasia Beverly Hills and MAC make fabulous tinted brow gels.
If you have long, unruly brow hairs trimming them will make them a lot more manageable! Trimming your brow hairs also helps make your brows look a lot more clean and neat because no hairs are all out of place going in different directions. You start by brushing the brow hairs up or down and cutting the hairs that stick out too much or seem a little too long. It’s best to use small scissors like hair trimming scissors or even buying specialized brow scissors because you have a little more control as opposed to using larger ones.
I reaaally recommend the Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral 02 eyeshadow palette! It’s all matte (they also have an all shimmer version) for $20 at Target. It has every matte shade you would ever need and the palette it surprisingly compact and not bulky.
Milani recently came out with some satin and matte shades as well in their Bella Eyes Gel to Powder collection! The shades are really pigmented and blend well. A very happy addition to the drugstore eyeshadow market :) $3.99 each!
Try using masks with clay! Clay is awesome at drawing out all the gunk deep into the pores like blackheads and oils. Just make sure to follow the directions on how long to keep the mask on. Many people (myself included) want to leave the mask on for as long as possible thinking you’ll get better results but since clay masks are drying you don’t want to over dry your skin and cause premature wrinkles. Just a heads up :)
Try masks like
Boots Botanics Iconic Clay Mask $9 at Target and Walgreens
Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask $3 at Walgreens, Walmart, Ulta and online (cult favorite)
Freeman Clay Mask Mint & Lemon $4 at most drugstores