10 Secrets I Learned at Makeup Artist School
Want the tricks professional makeup artists use without going to makeup school yourself? We went to a makeup academy and got the goods -- see our cheat sheet now
Lesson No. 9: Make fake brow hairs look realI've heard this a million times: Your inner brow should line up with your eye's inner corner, your brow's arch should be above the outer edge of your iris, yadda yadda yadda. I honestly zoned out during most of the brow lesson, but then we got to the good stuff:
Stewart says the biggest mistake women make with brows is choosing a color that's too dark. Dark brows can make you look older, she says, so pick a color that's a couple shades lighter than your hair.
If you're using a pencil: For a realistic look, apply more pressure at the bottom of the stroke where the root would be. Ease off on the pressure as you flick your stroke upward, using small strokes to make it most look like hair, says Hawker.
If you're using a powder: Brush the powder starting from the outer corner of your brow and work against the direction of your hair growth. This ensures a more natural finish by allowing the brow hair to sit over the powder, so that your brows don't look drawn in, says Prior. Make sure to emphasize the arch with your color, and taper off at the inner corners so you don't look angry.
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