This blog post is provided to you by Jillian Holt.
Jillian is an amazing hair & makeup artist located in the Florida Panhandle.
Great Eyebrows can MAKE a look!
When it comes to creating a beautiful, complete makeup look
Eyebrows are incredibly important. Not only do they frame your eyes, but they set the tone for all facial expressions.
Great brows can make a look. What’s more, terrible brows can absolutely ruin it.
I cannot stress the importance of manicured brows for photos enough.
Let me clarify – this does not mean that you must wax your eyebrows off and create a fake shape with pencil or do the highly dramatic stenciled brow look. It simply means that even natural brows need to be cleaned up and smoothed in place for your look to be complete.
If you already have your brows shaped, double check with a professional brow specialist that your shape is the correct and most flattering shape for your face. Many women don’t even realize that their brows are the incorrect shape!
Next, invest in a few easy to use brow products like a brow powder, pencil, or pomade and a clear brow gel. Each of these items has more coverage than the last with powder being the lightest and pomade being the darkest. I find pencil to be the easiest to use, but prefer the coverage of a pomade.
My favorite? ka-Brow! by Benefit. It is creamy, easy to use, and comes with a brush in the lid.
If you shop at Ulta, you can visit the Benefit Brow Bar and they will help you find a color that works for you!
If you have natural brows, spend a little time cleaning them up or visit a brow professional and tell them you want to keep them natural, just give them a little clean up. To do it yourself, brush your brows up and outward. Clean up between the brows and remove any hairs that lay very far from the overall shape. Try not to remove from the top.
On the day of your photo session, use a brow pencil or powder to fill any sparse places, then use a clear brow gel to help your brows stay in place.
Again, if you are unsure, visit a brow professional!
(A person with wax at a nail salon is not a brow professional!) Ulta is always a wonderful choice. They can clean up your brows, point you in the direction of the best products for you, and show you how to use them!
Jillian Holt is a makeup artist and hairstylist with 18 years of experience in the beauty industry.
Thank you Jillian for all of this amazing information!!
Important note from Jessica:
The images included in this post are stock images. They are provided to help you see what the products are. Questions? Ask below! If I can’t answer them I’ll pass them on to Jillian. XO