HOW TO DO PERFECT EYEBROWS IN 1 STEP

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using just a stencil and powder tutorial make up over 40

A funny thing happens to our body hair as we pass the age of 40 & I don’t mean funny haha. It stops growing in the customary places like our legs & eyebrows then re-appears on the chin, or worse out of a nostril!
I’ll never forget that fateful day when I caught sight of an enormous single hair coming from my chin. If it had a couple of mates I could’ve plaited them & called it a goatee!
Oh the horror! How long had it been there? In fact how bloody long is this thing??? I mean someone has seen this right? Do I have no friends at all in this cruel world?
That afternoon I had a stern word with my friend Suzy.
“Listen I found a really long hair coming out of my chin this morning. Didn’t you notice it? I mean yeah it’s grey (double horror) but surely when the sun glinted on it you saw it?”
Stifling a laugh she was adamant she had not seen the hideous thing & promised to take more care in future – She’d absolutely positively tell me next time. Mind you we’re both so busy working these days I may not see her in the time it takes to grow a small moustache YIKES
I’m tempted to have my entire face threaded on a regular basis. My sight is so poor now I just don’t see the hairs, even close up however it hasn’t come to that yet Ouch thankfully. Not sure I can handle the pain.
The loss of hair in the usual places is no such biggy, actually it’s quite lovely only shaving my legs twice a year Bahahaha
However, my eyebrows is where it is an issue & growing (or not growing) worse. Because I’m still hanging onto the image of myself as a brunette, albeit bottled, I really have to colour in my brows to match. They’re just too sparse & many of the hairs are pure white now so I literally pencil them in with feather-like strokes for a natural effect.
Doing this is time consuming for which I lack the patience therefore I only bother for nights out or a shoot.

Until I discovered this little beauty…

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using Beautiful Brows kit

How to do Perfect Eyebrows in 1 step? Beautiful Brows kit is the Answer

This neat little compact contains 2 powders, the 1st is to form the brow the 2nd is to highlight the brow bone. There are 3 stencils for varying shapes, tweezers & a couple of applicator brushes. All this for just Β£30!
Plus it’s so incredibly simple I wonder why it has taken me so long to discover it? Then I realised the kit isn’t marketed to women over 40. Beautiful Brows appears to focus on the ever popular Kardashian sculpted make-up style, aiming at a much younger demographic.
I don’t know about you but that look really is not for me. Furthermore wearing so much make-up is incredibly aging & should not be attempted by a novice.
I do however need the depth a stencil application can achieve yet to remain a natural make-up look I merely use less powder – simple!
Below I have applied my BB cream, concealor & light dusting of powder. For more detail you can read my tutorial on how to create a natural make-up for every day.

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using just a stencil and powder tutorial make up over 40

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using just a stencil and powder tutorial make up over 40

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using just a stencil and powder tutorial make up over 40

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using just a stencil and powder tutorial make up over 40

Next take your stencil of choice, ideally the one that sits naturally over your existing brow line. Using the stiffer end of the double ended brush & ever so lightly touch the dark powder. Remember you can build it up gradually until you get a feel for how much works for you.
Then simply brush first against the hair growth then with it. Remove the stencil, flip it over & repeat on the other eyebrow. That’s pretty much it unless you fancy using the highlighter powder although it isn’t essential to the result.

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using just a stencil and powder tutorial make up over 40

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using just a stencil and powder tutorial make up over 40

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using stencil kit

Use the soft brush to apply the pale highlighter powder to your brow bone. This will give the eyebrow more definition. Additionally it can be used to highlight your eyelid although for me it only serves to make my lid appear puffy. However if your lids are small or a little recessed brushing some highlighter across them is a useful trick to make them stand out.

Here are my Perfect Eyebrows!

But wait there’s more! Beautiful Brows powder is smudge proof, sweat proof & water resistant! Yes it is indeed. I actually tested it by removing all of my make-up apart from my brows & showering. Naturally I didn’t put my face directly in the water but there was plenty of steam & moisture that’s for sure. I have also slept in the brows – That sounds funny Heehee

They claim to last 24 hours however I can attest to longer than that if I don’t touch them. If you accidentally rub an area off it is simply a matter of filling in & you’re good to go.

How to do perfect brows in 1 step using just a stencil and powder tutorial make up over 40

My Outfit of the Day

Dressing up a basic denim skirt is super easy with a simple black top & matching high heel pumps. My top is very old from AllSaints (worn another way here) & my skirt is from River Island (worn another way here) I’ve added my sequins clutch for extra pizazz because The Sequinist reminded me how fabulous sequins are in her post this week. Can you ever say SEQUINS too often? Hahahaha

AllSaints black sleeveless top with denim pencil skirt and black high heel pumps | Fashion over 40

Black high heel pumps elevate a simple denim pencil skirt

dressing up a denim skirt with black top black shoes and sequins clutch

how to dress up a simple denim skirt with black top black shoes and sequins clutch


What do you think of the result of my quick & easy eyebrow kit? This isn’t a sponsored post but if you’d like to buy a kit from Beautiful Brows you can go to their website here.

Mx

  • Comments ( 28 )

  • avatar
    Fernanda Nauana

    Looks very easy indeed. I hope they have my skin tone Eyebrow kit. I am heading there now πŸ˜‰πŸ˜šthank you for sharing beautiful Michelle

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Aha yes indeed they do Fernanda! I’ll be keeping my eyes open for your IG brow post lovely xxx

  • avatar
    downssideup

    Gorgeous! I have that eyebrow stencil and it works a treat!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Yay! And thank you πŸ˜‰

  • avatar
    themotherhubblog

    This looks great – Im 37 and have never touched my brows once…am tempted now. Love your look by the way! #brillblogposts

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Blimey really? Well this is pretty simple to use of all the techniques. Might be fun to try on special occasions?

  • avatar
    Emma Plus Three

    This looks great, really easy to use x #Brilliantblogposts

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Yep super easy even for someone as blind as a bat like me! πŸ˜‰

  • avatar
    Wendy Kate

    You know what? I dye my brows myself with a home kit and it makes them look fuller and thicker and i think the result is quite natural. Saves time in the morning!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Wendy, Yes you’re absolutely correct that is a fantastic solution. I used to brush on a little of my leftover hair dye (using an eyebrow brush) when I coloured my hair. Unfortunately as my eyebrows are now so sparse even this isn’t good enough to achieve a fuller brow πŸ™
      You’re lucky to be able to get a good result dying your brows, I wish I could still although at least I’ve found something of an alternative.
      Thanks for popping by, hope to see you again! xxx

  • avatar
    cheriejamesp

    Wow, thank you Michelle for the great tutorial. Eyebrows are so important to how you look and I love the idea of using the stencil – so easy! And, boy are those chin hairs a constant battle!! Love the denim skirt look – denim and black so chic!!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      You’re welcome Cherie, I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for popping by xxx

  • avatar
    What Lizzy Loves (@whatlizzyloves)

    Having a 15 year old daughter, eyebrows are a HUGE thing in our house and she has every kit going including this one. I might have to snake a try while she’s at school. I love these make-up tutorials Michelle. They’re so useful but your sense of humour makes them a pleasure to read too. Thank you xxxx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Excellent Liz, you’re all set to go!
      xxx

  • avatar
    FunkyForty

    Cool – thanks so much for posting. I bought one of those kits a while ago and then got nervous that it looked a bit much on me but your eyebrows look so fab that I’m going to start doing it again too!
    Here’s to fabulous eyebrows!!!

    Have a super week,
    Yvonne xo

    http://www.funkyforty.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Actually Yvonne I felt exactly the same at first because my brows felt quite dark & solid. However after only one day of wearing the new brows I was used to them & now I feel a bit bald without them Hahahaha!
      Let me know how you get on, I’m so keen to hear other opinions on this. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this comment xxx

  • avatar
    Northwest Mountain Living

    This is a great post! I have very blond brows and have never known what to do with them. I have to try this. Also, I love your outfit. Your blog is so fun and fabulous! Peace! Cheryl

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Aww thanks so much Cheryl that is such an amazing compliment! I’d be really interested in hearing how you get on with the kit.
      xxx

  • avatar
    Michelle

    Ah Michelle, you do make me laugh πŸ˜‚

    I’m pretty lucky in the brow department. I resisted the urge to pluck them to within an inch of their life when I was younger, so they’re pretty good. However, I’ve been using a brow definer for a year or so now and I can’t believe the difference it’s made to the shape of my brows.

    I’m loving that clutch, just perfect to catch the sunlight – if the sun ever shines again!

    Michelle xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      You’re so lucky to have kept your brows Michelle. I was always a fairly hairless individual but as I’ve aged it has definitely become worse.
      As for my sparkly sequinned clutch, it’s the best Β£15 I ever spent!
      X

  • avatar
    Nancy Baten

    Those eyebrows of you are fabulous! They are so important for our face!
    http://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Sing it Sista! The eyebrows really are a frame for your eyes & done well will transform your entire make-up. It’s that simple πŸ˜‰

  • avatar
    sequinist

    Your brows look AMAZING here. I still cannot believe that you and I are the same colour in this Beautiful Brows powder :-D. Thank you for the mention, and might I say that your sparkly sequin clutch looks beautiful, glittering in the bright sunshine?

    PS your hair is so pretty up!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Lisa, I am too! You saw how gobsmacked I was when the sales lady demonstrated these brows on me. That’s why I wrote this post, Beautiful Brows has truly transformed my make-up routine so I had to spread the word.
      X

  • avatar
    Rozanne Swift

    Can relate on the chin hair invasion… Sadly not yet mitigated by any lessening of the leg hairs for me;) Never knew brow kits existed, definitely worth a try. Love the denim skirt, heels and draped top look, simple perfection x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      You know what Rozanne I was pretty ignorant about brow kits too until I happened onto this one. As a make up artist they were never on my radar – Bit of an embarrassment having to use a stencil I would imagine? Besides this recent trend of made-up solid brows as opposed to naturally bushy (think young Brooke Shields) is a new thing. I guess it’s the old “needs must”?
      X

  • avatar
    Suzy Turner

    This really made me chuckle and I can totally understand. I have had the same thick chin hairs lol! So not cool πŸ˜‰
    The eyebrow shaper sounds fabulous!
    Suzy x
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Yep I don’t think I’m alone in this Suzy. It’s just such a shock when it happens, you know? Like when you get your first grey pube Hahahahaha!
      xxx

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