Hello my beautiful babes! Today I’m sharing my current eyebrow routine with you and I’m super excited to answer some frequently asked questions. A few weeks ago I had what was hopefully my LAST session of laser tattoo removal to get ride of my microblading. That’s a total of eight sessions which have spanned over a year. It’s a tragic story and one that I’ve talked about A LOT, probably too much 😂so I’ll skip over the drama and if you’re new you can catch up to speed by reading this post here.
Considering what I’ve got to work with I’m really proud of this routine and I hope it gives you some inspiration on your own brow game! It’s been quite the process trying to cover up the old microblading and make anything look good. I’ve literally tried ALL the pencils, pens, concealers, creams, gimmicks and more to find the best products for smudge proof and dimensional brows. You ready for it?!
Use foundation + concealer.
Hide the old microblading.
This step is obviously optional, if you don’t have anything to cover up then skip it! I wanted to share my favorite foundation in the whole wide world though cause IT IS SO GOOD!!!! It’s the MakeSense Anti-Aging foundation and it’s incredible. Not only does it go on so smooth and look so natural, but it doesn’t settle in any wrinkles. It covers bad acne and scarring and that’s right, even old microblading. I’m using this Luxie brush to blend it in but I typically blend it in with my foundation brush when I’m applying it to my entire face.
- I use the color Creme Beige and if you’re wondering how to color match online, I’d guess what color would match the best and then google it “makesense anti aging foundation creme beige” or whatever color you think fits and scroll through images of what that colors looks like on other women. The foundation does a great job at color matching so if you’re within a few shades it’ll most likely work for you!
Create my brow shape.
- Next, I’ve gotta fill in my brows. You can see that my brows are super thin and my arch does need a little bit of help. I’ve tried every brand from Sephora, Ulta, as-seen-on TV markers and crayons… and NOTHING works better than Shadowsense. Shadow sense is a cream to powder eyeshadow that can be layered and used literally anywhere on the face. I mix Garnet and Moca Java together for that perfect shade just on top of my foundation lid. If I go swimming or sweat at the gym or just the choas of daily life — my brows look perfect by the end of the night. Shadowsense does not budge.
I mix the colors together on the lid of my foundation with an angled eyebrow brush and start creating my shape. Some days my brows LOOK SO GOOD. Other days, I was in too big of a hurry or drew them in a little too thick– you know, the highs and lows with filling in your brows haha!! When I’ve finished, though, they’re pretty unnatural looking– just like a stamp, no dimension or anything.
Add stroke to your brows.
- This is a new step I’ve added over the last couple months. My friend Kaytie from @theBeYOUtyBeurau on Instagram turned me onto this next product and it’s elevated my brow game like crazy! It’s the Mote Liner by flowfushi. It’s technically an eyeliner but works LIKE MAGIC on your brows. I use a very light hand and then as I reach half way through the stroke, I release some of the pressure so the very end of the stroke is even a little thinner and lighter. This helps me break up that harsh line from the shadow sense and just adds great depth and dimension to the brow!
My scrunchie is cute, huh?! It’s the Winter Pack at Flourish! Literally the best scrunchies around!
Set my makeup.
- The last thing I do is take some translucent powder and just lightly dust over the brows. This cuts out some of the darkness and overall just blends things up a bit.
And that’s it! It doesn’t take too long to do my brows, but when they’re not done I’m rocking two tails like a freaking boss. Have you ever done something you’ve regretted? Hopefully it wasn’t as permanent and painful as microblading 😂.
Want more about my microblading journey?
If you’d like to see a demo of all this, skip ahead to 1:52 on this video!