Open your eyes, frame your face…

Now this post is a tad embarrassing on two counts for me; the first being that these photos aren’t great – I had a weird red glow on them which I’ve tried to cancel out, and can’t decide if I’ve made them worse or not. Secondly, and far worse, is the fact that I look like I have no eyebrows.

But this is in fact the point of this post…The importance of DEFINED eyebrows! They really do complete your look, as well as accentuate your eyes and frame your face!

I have to say I really do believe that this step is one of, if not the, most important part to any make-up look, which my sister and cousins can vouch for; here I am holding my cousin down so that I can fill in her eyebrows before a night out – can you tell that she’s used to it by now??

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Note: No family members were hurt in the making of this post.

And here you can see the difference it makes to my face and why I think it’s so important…

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As you can see with my au-natural eyebrows I look VERY very odd!

I use the HD Brows palette in Foxy to fill in my eyebrows, which consists of four colours; Nude, Warm Brown, Dark Brown, and Carbon. I use the warm brown colour for my day-to-day look, which is the middle picture above. Whilst for nights out (far right picture above) I use both the warm and dark browns for a more dramatic look. I then also add some of the nude under my brow as a highlighter.

As for brushes I use a Ruby and Millie brush generally and then touch up with the brush that came with the hd brows palette or the double ended Smokey Eye brush from Topshop.

However, you do not need to buy specific Eyebrow products to define your eyebrows, I used to always use, and sometimes still do, a Maybelline Eyeshadow. As long as the colour is Matte it will work fine. The reason I wanted to try a different product was due to the fact that my hair is getting lighter, sometimes I need to remind myself of this, but I am now so used to having quite bold eyebrows that I can easily get a little carried away.

And on that note it is possible to go to the extreme…

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Does anyone remember when this happened on Desperate Scousewives??

But how weird would we look without them…

celebs1What do you think – would you prefer big bold eyebrows or none at all? And do I need to go even lighter with the brows? i’d love to now what you think!

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