How to Use Brow Powder (VIDEO) with Melissa Barlow
I’ve always been a fan of using brow powder over pencils. Whenever I use a pencil I always end up having to sharpen the pencil a million times to keep the precise edge, wasting tons of product and the result isn’t always that perfectly polished look of well groomed eyebrows that so many of us are striving for.
There are many benefits to using a brow powder instead of pencil. It takes a little practice, especially if you are new to using a brush but once you’ve mastered it brow powders really are easier and quicker than using a pencil. One of the biggest benefits of brow powder over pencils is the vast color selection, especially for redheads. The result is a more natural even look with less risk of smearing and smudging throughout the day.
How many times have you looked in the mirror halfway through your day only to see that you are missing a tail? Not good. Unlike pencils, brow powders are designed to adhere to the hair and in some cases are embedded with fibers to volumize your existing hair and make bald brows look fuller (is that even a word? Oh well, it applies) similar to a mascara primer.
I’ve done a video demonstrating some easy techniques to try and hopefully make your transition to brow powder a little easier.
In the video I am using a Jane Iredale Angle Brush which is one of my favorites, it’s an inexpensive brush (under $10) and is super soft yet precise. It works well to fill in the entire brow but is chiseled enough to fill in the smallest of holes. Pluck one hair to many and ruin the line of your brow? This brush is perfect for filling it in individual hairs easily. The brow powder is Paula Dorf Brow Powder in Brunette and this is one of the powders that have the building fibers I mentioned.
I welcome any and all questions and feedback. Please let me know how you are doing in your brow powder adventure. If you have questions please let me know (twitter is the easiest way to contact me @melissabarlow) and I will try and help you get it right. Was your brow powder adventure a complete success or a total disaster? Do you have any other handy tips and tricks to share? Let me know and I’ll put it in future post. I love discussing new techniques and sharing them with you.