Are you a fan of neatly drawn eyebrows? Do slippery brow pencils often cause you grief? Sorry to sound like an infomercial but these are in fact very pressing questions we need answered. Eyebrow pencils are one of the most commonly used makeup items to shape, fill-in and draw on brows. They also, unfortunately, can be tricky to use.
This is especially true when you just get done doing your skincare and need to start with your makeup. All your lotions and potions can make your brows pretty slick and shiny. And if your brows are all moist from product, no matter how expensive your pencil is, the pigment wont get on properly. Just imagine trying to write on butter paper with a pencil or crayon… cringe, amirite?
Fortunately, there is a simple hack that can make your eyebrow pencil perform its best, without repeating the strokes multiple times.
After you’re done applying skincare AND right before you get to brows, follow these steps to prep them better:
Step 01: Spritz some Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner on a cotton pad and wipe your brow with it. This will remove any moisturiser or foundation residue you have on the brows
Step 02: Use a beauty blender to press some translucent powder onto your brows to mattify it. Use a lightweight and mineral formula like the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder. For the hack to work, you will have to press the powder below the brow hair. Go from the outer corner to the inner arch, in the direction opposite to the hair growth.
Step 03: Brush away the excess powder. Now, go over with your eyebrow pencil to draw and fill in your brows. We recommend using a waterproof formula like the Lakme Black EyeBrow Pencil to get a bold and well-defined look
Pro tip: Wipe away excess powder completely if you are using an eyebrow gel after you draw the brows with a pencil. Powder and gel can end up in a tacky goo so don't tell us we didn’t warn y'all!