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Thursday, 30 January 2014

updated eyebrow routine 2014

review swatch photo

various angled brushes & too faced brow envy

As I've been harping on about eyebrows for the past few days, so I thought I should do an updated brow routine. To be honest, my routine hasn't really changed all that much from the last time I did a post on my eyebrows. But for those who are new here, here's the dealio on my most debated feature.

I still get them threaded every three weeks - although admittedly I have been leaving it longer and longer between threading sessions. Although overall I am very happy with the current state of my eyebrows. As always, Im still trying to thicken up the front part. I normally ask my threader to leave a few hair's to try and encourage the growth at the front but its not really doing anything! Apart from that I just get her to follow the natural shape of my brows, neaten that up and make a big emphasis on making it known that I don't want them to be any thinner. I never ever pluck my own eyebrows, I don't know if that's weird or not. But I never ever put the tweezers to them. I much prefer the finish of threaded brows (quite sharp and precise) so always resist the temptation to pluck between trips to the threaders. I pay £3 from a lady round the corner from me, she does a great job considering the price. She knows what I like and what I don't like and the key to the whole thing is being able to trust her with a feature I'm so fiercely over protective of!

To fill my brows in I've been using the Too Faced Brow Envy religiously in rather than my usual MAC Espresso. It includes two shades of brow powder, a highlighter (which Im not a fan of) and a wax to keep things in check. The shades mimic the natural colour of my eyebrows, Nothing is worse than using an ashy brown or a brown with reddish undertones. I find they look too unnatural looking on my dark hair. I fill them in with an angled brush, usually the MAC 266 but I have a ton of brushes that I use depending on which I grab first. I also then run a spoolie or a clear brow gel (currently using MAC Brow Gel) through my brows to finish.
How do you keep your brows in check?


  1. Thats a lovely little set! You look lovely Lily, what lipstick are you wearing? x

  2. Mac Carbon, a ruby & millie angled brush, MUA clear mascara and waxed once a month!! Think i need a set X

  3. I use Natural Collection crushed walnut eyeshadow on a MAC 266 brush :) your eyebrows are amazing.
    Alice | Blog | YouTube | xxx

  4. Great post! I would love to try that brow kit :)!

    Berrie-Blogs: Beauty Blog x

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  6. I’ve been really enjoying this eyebrow series of posts. It’s nice how you’ve gone in some depth with different aspects, opposed to condensing in just once post. I’m now tempted to quit the D.I.Y shaping and getting a trained lady to tread them. 3 weeks+ between treading is amazing.

  7. My brow routine is almost exactly the same except I use the Look Beauty brow kit!

  8. I love big full brows that look natural, this looks like a brillinat kit!

    Emily xx

  9. Really want to try the too faced eyebrow kit, because my eyebrows are so fair! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  10. You should try the Sleek Brow Kit, I love that :D
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  11. I haven't tried any Too Faced products before! But this brow routine looks so natural on you that I may have to give it a try x

  12. I have really sparse brows to begin with so I actually don't really need to set them with a brow gel or anything. I do always make sure to brush them through after I'm done filling them in with a bit of shadow! I've been using Faint from my UD Naked Basics Palette
    Lovely Notions

  13. Hi Lily, would you mind telling me which threader you go to? £3 sounds far more appealing than the £15 I'm paying! Thanks, Vicki :-)

  14. looks a great set, I currently brush them into shape and use powder to fill in. I'm really trying to help mine grow and thicken :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography -

  15. Perfect brows! x

  16. I'm trying to thicken and grow my eyebrows after a beautician butchered them. They are coming along rather nicely but i have been using my hypnose brow shaper and my HD brows palette.
    Great series!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  17. Dear Lilly,

    I tottaly forgot about eyebrows after I saw your lips. This pink looks sooooo goooood on you!


  18. You have such great brows, love these posts :)

    Tiny Alis

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  20. Your eyebrows look very good! I use the Rimmel's eyebrow pencil for years and I don't think I'm gonna change it near soon.

  21. Ive been loving these brow posts!

  22. You do have such lovely eyebrows! I refuse to let anyone touch mine, I dislike that too perfectly done look. I've been using Bare Escentuals new brow pencil and while I hear a lot of negative reviews, I absolutely love it! It's perfect for a soft and natural look for those who don't like using powder like myself.

  23. Your eyebrows look great! I'm too afraid to get them threaded, so I pluck them myself. Love the Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil to fill them in.

  24. Great post, I've actually been using the W7 brow bar shade 3 to fill in my eyebrows with an angled brush, works a dream!

    Ash xx

  25. beautiful!


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