Create professional-looking brows and a slightly smoky natural eye

While you may not be ready to take the permanent makeup plunge, you may want to up your brow game to look like you did. Microblading deposits permanent ink into the brow area to simulate the look of individual hairs. This tutorial will show you how to recreate that effect at home with makeup instead.
Since full brows draw attention to the eyes, combining this brow technique with slightly smoky eye makeup just makes sense. Natural hues, including cream, beige, copper and reddish brown give traditional black matte shadow an updated look.
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Watch the following video to learn how to "carve out" your brows like a professional. Full coverage makeup is featured here as well, so you'll have a complete look once you're done.
Materials
- Eyebrow powder (Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo)
- Angled eyebrow brush
- Brow pomade (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, Ebony)
- Light-colored cream foundation (Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Cream Foundation Palette)
- Concealer brush
- Yellow-beige cream eye shadow (MAC Paint Pot, Soft Ochre)
- Buffing brush
- Copper gel eyeliner (Colourpop Crème Gel Liner, Show Me)
- Fluffy blending brush
- Peachy pink shimmer eye shadow (Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette, Lulu)
- Tapered eye shadow brush
- Black eye pencil (NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean)
- Flat eye shadow brush
- Reddish brown matte eye shadow (Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette, Katsina)
- Black matte eye shadow (Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette, Chat)
- Small detail brush
- Champagne gold highlighting powder (MAC Hyper Real Glow Palette, Gold Coasting)
- Small eye shadow brush
- Black mascara (Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara)
- False eye lashes
- Tweezers
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Moisturizer (Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream)
- Makeup primer (Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer)
- Liquid foundation (Cover FX Power Play Foundation)
- Foundation brush
- Damp beauty sponge
- Liquid concealer (Fenty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer)
- Finishing powder (Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder)
- Fluffy powder brush
- Tan setting powder (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Give Me Sun!)
- Cheek brush
- Peachy nude blush (Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, Feisty)
- Peachy gold highlighting powder (MAC Hyper Real Glow Palette (Get It Glowin’)
- Highlighting brush
- Setting spray (Caudalie Beauty Elixir)
- Dusty rose lip pencil (Morphe Color Pencil, Coffee & Kissy)
- Rosy brown lipstick (MAC Matte Lipstick, Whirl)
- Lip brush
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Instructions
1. Fill in the sparse areas of your brows with eyebrow powder that matches your hair color. Use an angled eyebrow brush to outline the shape and to fill in the brows.
2. Dip the angled eyebrow brush into the pomade, then wipe the excess product off on the product lid. Position the brush head vertically at the inner corner of your brows, then press the brush against your skin and drag it upward slightly to create a sharp, straight line. Repeat this step as needed to simulate the look of individual hairs, angling the brush slightly to match the direction of your brow hair.
3. Conceal stray brow hairs and clean up the brow outline by applying light-colored cream foundation with a concealer brush. Slowly drag the brush under the brow bone, then sweep the brush above the brows as well, pressing the product in as you go.
4. Create a base for your eye shadow by applying yellow-beige cream eye shadow onto the eye area from the lash line up to the brows using the concealer brush. Buff the product in fully using the buffing brush. Tip: If the under-eye area is discolored, you can also apply cream shadow here to conceal the darkness.
5. Hold the skin near the outer corner of your eye taut, then apply copper gel eyeliner along the lash line. Before the product sets, blend it with a fluffy blending brush to diffuse the pigment.
6. Sweep peachy pink shimmer eye shadow onto the lid and below the lower lashes with a tapered eye shadow brush.
7. Line the outer two-thirds of the upper lid as well as the upper waterline with black eye pencil. Smudge and diffuse the product with a flat eye shadow brush.
8. Use the remaining product on the brush to smoke out the under-eye area.
9. Sweep reddish brown matte eye shadow onto the crease with the fluffy blending brush.
10. Increase the smoky intensity by layering black matte eye shadow on top of the black eye pencil with a small detail brush.
11. Bring light to the inner corners of your eyes by sweeping champagne gold highlighting powder onto the inner third of the lid with a small eye shadow brush.
12. Apply one or two coats of black mascara to your upper and lower lashes.
13. Hold the false lashes with your fingers or a pair of tweezers, then apply a small amount of lash glue onto the lash band. Let the glue set for 10 seconds, then apply the lashes just above your upper lash line.
14. Prepare your skin for makeup by applying moisturizer all over your face. Wait a few minutes for the product to sink in, then proceed with the remaining steps.
15. Apply makeup primer to your face with your fingertips to ensure your foundation lasts all day.
16. Apply liquid foundation to your face, then stipple it into place with a foundation brush. Pat and press the brush against your skin in a downward motion instead of swirling it. This will ensure a flawless finish and prevent facial hair from sticking up. Next, press the damp beauty blender against your skin to absorb the excess foundation.
17. Use liquid concealer to bring light to the center of your face by applying it with the applicator wand. Sweep it onto the center of your forehead, down the center of your nose, below your eyes, above your mouth and onto your chin. Press the product into your skin with the damp beauty sponge.
18. Tap a small amount of loose finishing powder into the lid of the jar. Dip the damp beauty sponge into the powder, then press it against the concealed areas on your face to set the concealer. Sweep away excess powder with the fluffy powder brush.
19. Warm up your complexion by brushing tan setting powder along the tops of the cheekbones and upper corners of the forehead with the cheek brush.
20. Perk up your complexion by swirling peachy nude blush onto the apples of the cheeks with a cheek brush. Extend the blush in a diagonal line upward toward the top of the ear and continue to blend the product until there are no discernible edges.
21. Combine peachy gold and champagne gold highlighting powder on a highlighting brush, then sweep it along the tops of your cheekbones as well as your forehead, nose and chin.
22. Eliminate any powdery residue and set your makeup at the same time by spritzing setting spray on your face. Keep the bottle at least 6 inches away from your face to prevent wet droplets from ruining your foundation.
23. Line and fill in your lips with dusty rose lip pencil. This will create a long-lasting base for lipstick.
24. Fill in your lips with rosy brown lipstick using a lip brush. The brush gives you better control and will also ensure the lipstick doesn’t “skip” across lip lines.
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