Hey everyone! I’ve gotten quite a few requests on a brow tutorial, and it’s been a minute since I’ve done an updated version.
I thought I’d go a little bit more in depth this time around, and just filmed a short tutorial to really show you guys my technique. This is just what works well for me, so you might need to tweak it a little bit to work for you!
I originally used e.l.f.’s duo brush, which is a great affordable alternative! I’m pretty sure it’s only about $5 at your local Target!
But I just recently bought an ABH duo brush 7B, and I can really tell a difference when it comes to precision and quality. The bristles are just a lot denser, and it’s easier to get sharper looking brows with this brush.
I just bought a new pot of the dipbrow a well, I had a little left in my old pot, but it wasn’t nearly as creamy as it originally was. Although I’ve heard you can revive it using baby oil, I only had a liquid moisturizer available (or olive oil), which definitely worked well enough until I could get some more.
I ordered six Super Shock Shadow from ColourPop, and they’re glorious! They’re super pigmented and soft/smooth. They’re almost slightly damp so when you apply them you don’t really have to worry about any dusting on your cheeks. You just need to make sure you close the container tight so they don’t dry out. (ColourPop has since released their pressed powder eyeshadows, but I haven’t gotten a chance to try them out yet)
I got the colors “Eyecandy,” “Mixed Tape, and the “Peachy Keen” set with the colors “Crimper,” “Kennedy,” “Cornelius,” and “Bandit.” And have “Hydroplane,” “Coconut,” “Summer Lovin,” and “Sugar,” and one of their blushes, “Between The Sheets,” I also got their illuminator in the color “Honeymoon” and am in love with it!
I’ve found it easier to apply whatever shade I want as the base with my ring finger, and then apply to my crease with a crease brush or blender brush. I did find it difficult to pick product up with my eye brushes sometimes to apply, and sometimes your brush will make the eyeshadow crumble in it’s tin. But once you get over the learning curve of picking the product up, they’re so shockingly bright and pigmented that you totally understand how they got their names! I want to purchase one of ColourPop’s eye brushes, and see if that makes any sort of difference. I got a lot of blue and peachy colors, and I love them all so much. The blues are really great for a night out look, and the peachy colors look wonderful for everyday looks or a date night look.
Their blush is super pigmented as well and such a lovely shade! It’s one of my favorite blushes I own, and I love that it’s not too pinky, and such warm neutral tone.
The illuminator is just as amazingly pigmented as the rest of their products, and a little bit goes a long way! It’s a must have if you’re into strobing, it’s such a bright illuminator and I honestly can’t get over it. 😍 All their eyeshadows (and products in my opinion) are super affordable and great quality for the price. I really cannot wait to try their pressed powder eyeshadows, I’ve heard amazing things and have been chomping at the bit to get my hands on some. 😫
If any of you have used their pressed eyeshadows comment below! I’d love to hear what you think!
I ordered my Nude ‘tude palette off of Amazon this past week, from theBalm’s official Amazon account. It was $32 there with free shipping since I’m a prime member, and $36 + shipping off their regular website. So if you’re looking to save a few dollars I suggest Amazon! Just make sure you order from theBalm because there are fakes out there, and they’re nowhere near as pretty or pigmented as the actual palette. (You can search YouTube videos to see how closely these fakes look like the real deal).
I liked that it was a bit less expensive than your typical high end palette, but after I got it I could see why. The shadows are all very beautiful and it even came with a small brush (not pictured) but they seem really small to me…
It’s hard to tell in the photo above but each eyeshadow tin is smaller than an inch, and the lighter shades don’t seem super pigmented to me, although they layer nicely and with a little water they’re more pigmented, I just wasn’t impressed.
The light colors really are pretty once you get them to show up, but in the pictures above that’s about 4-5 layers. The rest of the shadows are super pigmented and and lovely!
Here’s a closer look at some of the girls. 😉 I absolutely love the packaging and think it’s really cute and well done! I do like this palette and I’m going to try a “lighter” look the next time I get to use it, and possibly record a tutorial on it.
Here’s the cut crease look I did using “Sassy,” “Sultry,” and “Sexy.”
All in all I do like the colors, and will probably buy their palettes in the future! I’ve also heard great things about their matte liquid lipsticks, and if you know me you know I’m a sucker for Matte lippies. 😉
I’ve tried many different liquid eyeliners, and Rimmel Glam Eyes is what I keep coming back to! It just applies seamlessly, and I feel like I have ultimate control with the fine brush that comes with it. It’s easy to apply a casual unnoticeable thin line, or go for a more dramatic winged look (my total fave 😍). The past two months I got 2 different felt tip liquid eyeliners in my ipsy bag, and I tried so hard to use them and like them… but it was a total mess. I may as well have been trying to use a fat crayola marker on my eyelid, that’s how lovely it turned out. People make those things look so easy to use, but not for me! I must be pretty handicapped when it comes to felt tip. 😏
If you’ve never used a liquid eyeliner before I highly suggest Rimmel, and I also suggest practicing a few times and not getting frustrated and giving up the first few times you use it. I promise you the first time I used liquid eyeliner, I looked like a panda. No joke. 🙈
I’ve also tried using gel eyeliner, and I’m pretty handicapped when it comes to them as well, although not nearly as bad as the felt tip fiasco. (And I honestly probably would get better with practice) but the way I see it is, if I found an eyeliner I love, why try mastering them all? 😁
Getting your point on winged eyeliner is pretty much the most important part of winged eyeliner… and you don’t want a rounded blob on the outer corner of your eye. (Now you have a pretty good visual of what it looks like when I try using felt tipped eyeliner). I eventually am planning on recording an eyeliner tutorial so you can get an actual decent visual of me without botched makeup. 😅