How I grow out my eyebrows without looking completely crazy.

I've been shaping, plucking, and probably butchering waxing my eyebrows since my mom {finally} agreed to let me wear makeup ohhh, 20 years or so ago.  I miss my full, plush, youthful brows.  So I'm growing them out.  Unfortunately, I can't exactly hide my face while my brows take their sweet time growing all over my forehead.  In the mean time, I need to put my best face forward.

I watch a lot of YouTube videos to keep my beauty regimen fresh, and nothing makes me feel fresher than a set of plush, perfectly shaped eyebrows to frame my face.  Honestly, I don't wear makeup most days.  If I'm heading out and have less than five minutes to get ready, shaping my brows (or getting them on fleek) is top priority.

I could spend nearly a whole paycheck in Sephora, Ulta, or the beauty section at Target, but since I haven't gotten one of those (a paycheck, that is) in about six months now, I'm gonna have to beat this face on a budget.

There are probably a million and one tutorials on shaping and filling your eyebrows, so I'll spare you the nitty gritty. 

I usually gently outline my brows, using small strokes, with a dark brown eyebrow pencil.  I then fill in the sparse areas with a NYX dark brown eyeshadow and an angled makeup brush.

I've watched some of my favorite YT beauty gurus use a brow pomade to shape and fill in their brows.  A popular product is Dipbrow pomade by Anastasia Beverly Hills.


Ain't nobody finna drop about a half a tank of gas' worth on {just} my eyebrows, no matter how long the product lasts.  After watching a couple of "dupe" videos, I decided to pick up a brown cream eyeliner by E.L.F. at Target for a few bucks.

I simply followed the natural curve of my brow using the angled brush, and gently filled in the sparse areas to create a nice, smooth shape.  To keep everything looking natural, I set the cream liner with my trusty dark brown eyeshadow.

To clean up any tiny straggling hairs, I use a bit of concealeR just beneath each brow, set with face powder, and blend. 

In the before pic, I finished one brow. 

These brows lasted me much longer than if I had just used a pencil, and if I use a primer underneath, they are less likely to melt right off my face.  TADA.

Want more tips on beauty on a budget?  Let me know!

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