Keeping your brows in shape is a key part of your makeup routine, but they do require a fair bit of maintenance. While you can take a trip to your local salon to get your eyebrows done, it’s so easy to shape them yourself – when done correctly.
There are plenty of brow products out there by beauty brands, such as the eyebrow makeup brush. Let’s look at this particular beauty tool in more detail.
What Is an Eyebrow Makeup Brush?
An eyebrow brush is a tool that fills in or darkens the brows. They come designed in different styles, shades, and sizes and they all work to shape, shade and sculpt the brow.
Why Use an Eyebrow Brush?
Using an eyebrow makeup brush helps to define the brows and keep them filled in. It’s a great way to keep the eyebrows sculpted as part of your makeup look.
If you often get your eyebrows done by an eyebrow technician, then using an eyebrow makeup brush in between appointments is a perfect way to maintain them, and the brush works to ‘tidy up’ each brow hair so you can tame those annoying brow hairs that are out of place.
By using an eyebrow makeup brush, you can certainly make your brows look perfect.
The Different Types of Eyebrow Brushes
There are different types of eyebrow brushes, and each one works to help sculpt and shape the brows in a variety of ways.
Spoolie Eyebrow Brush
A spoolie brush is a compact makeup tool that looks like a mascara wand and its soft bristles simply brush the brush. Some spoolies come available in a ‘duo’ format, meaning that the brush appears on one end and the eyebrow pencil appears on the other end. To use this type of spoolie, simply fill in the brows then brush.
Winged/Angled Eyebrow Brush
An angled or winged eyebrow brush has a slant, making it easy to apply gentle strokes to create winged brows. You can use this to apply liquid, gel, cream or powder brow products.
Stamp Eyebrow Brush
A stamp eyebrow brush has short bristles, so if you’re creating bold brows with intense pops of color, this is the right eyebrow brush for you. It’s perfect for dabbing on eyebrow products that come in a powder form and blending eyebrow powder into the brows to fill them in and give them a smooth and natural look.
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Contour Eyebrow Brush
A contour eyebrow brush is a brush that contours around the brows and the eyes. So, after using your standard eyebrow brush to fill in and shape your brows, you can use the contour eyebrow brush to dab contour powder. This helps to define your eye makeup look and to soften the edges.
Cut Crease Eyebrow Brush
A cut crease eyebrow brush is a rounded flat brush that will give your brows a cut crease. This type of eyebrow brush allows for precise application to provide the brows with a sharp edge.
Fine Point Eyeliner Brush
A fine point eyeliner brush is primarily used for applying liquid or gel eyeliner to get a thin and precise eye line. But you can use an eyeliner brush as an eyebrow brush to ‘top up’ and touch up your eyebrow shade.
This brush is ideal if you need something compact that will help you to enhance your brows while out and about and on the go. Alternatively, you can use a thin eyebrow brush.
How to Use an Eyebrow Brush
To groom your brows with an eyebrow makeup brush, follow these simple steps:
- Depending on the shape you’re trying to achieve, select the right type of brow brush.
- Select a brow filler product in the right shade for you, such as an eyebrow pencil, pen gel or palette.
- Take a little bit of eyebrow filler – as too much can overdo it – and apply from the beginning of the arch of your brow. Apply using feathery motions and gradually work your way through the brow by following its shape all the way to the end of the arch. Follow the same step on your other brow.
- Using your eyebrow makeup brush, blend the brow filler into your eyebrows and brush your brows in an upwards motion several times.
- To cover up patches of color and highlight your brows, use a concealer. Using a flat brush or concealer applicator, apply around the outline of the brows to define them and make them stand out.
- Finish off the rest of your eye makeup look by applying eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.