Creating that Unique Brow

Hi loves,

Biccam’s here for you again… I must tell you dears, this is a typical scenario of when a hobby becomes a job; that point when your boss tell you “hey Biccam, hope you remember tomorrow’s due-date”. Yes, one of those days!

Enough of me. How has your week been? Are you having due-dates too? Or was it just a hectic week? Oh yeah, feel free to keep that reply in your thoughts, although I wont mind you sharing your thoughts as comments below… Anyways, as cliché as this may sound, I just have to tell you “those challenges won’t last”, but if they do, just know; YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME…

And as your buddy, I’m here as promised to share some tips with you on how to make a unique eye-brow just for you.

Now let’s take a good look at the picture below:

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Here are random pictures of ladies wearing pretty brows which you can easily come across on the web, instagram, facebook or any other social network. So, if you are wondering what a penguin, snow-men and Santa have to do with drawing a brow, my reply is “nothing really”. They are just there as a comic-relief so you don’t think drawing a brow is like a JAMB exam.

You have to realize that with drawing a brow; PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. You have to keep practicing and practicing on that curve you want. Also, the thickness of a brow gives the face a character of its own. The thicker brows give a character of confidence, pride, attitude and dominance. While the slimmer (note, slimmer, but not thin) brows give the impression of submission, moderation, approachability and normalcy. Hence, the thickness of the brow or how slim it is gives different characters to your face and may give the wrong impression of who you are on first sight.

The steps to getting a unique brow:

  1. You need to first practice the kind of curve you want on paper. So get a piece of paper, an HB-pencil and an eraser and get to work. Keep trying to draw your brows the way you will like to wear it (on your face) on the paper till you are sure you’ve gotten it. (about 20 times)
  2. Then you need to carve your brow to that shape you drew. If you don’t know how to carve your brows, then I suggest you get help from a make-up artist. The Carve could be done by threading or by the shaving of a razor or by the plucking of tweezers. But it should be to the shape you want. If you can carve your brows then you must have realized that the emphasis of the carving is on outer bridges of your brows.
  3. This is where your utensils come out to play. 1st you need to have the basic brow-pencil which is best used in a brown or black depending on your complexion. The darker you are the darker the brow- pencil required. 2nd you need to get your concealer, though a foundation could do similar, yet most times it is too light to give a proper definition; however, the concealer or foundation must be that for your complexion. 3rd you need a pencil-mouthed brush (which could be on a concealer or just on its own in a make-up brush set), this brush is called a defining brush. 4th you need a brow-comb to comb out the brows before applying the pencil to it.
  4. Comb out the brows with the brow-comb or brow brush. People with scanty brows are better-off using a brow-brush, while those with bushy brows are better using a brow-comb.
  5. Apply the brow-pencil on the brows to the shape you want. In applying the pencil, this should be done lightly; like you are trying to make a shade to the brows. This means, for no reason should you press the pencil to the brows; to press the pencil to the brow will give an artificial texture to the drawing of the brow
  6. This is the most difficult stage; the point of definition. Defining a brow is the real work in drawing a brow. This where the defining-brush and concealer must work hand in hand. Now, press out some of the concealer or foundation to a smooth surface. Then lightly apply the defining brush to the concealer. Dab into the concealer so lightly that only a minute amount is on the tip of the defining brush.
  7. Draw a tiny line around the edges of the brows, such that it appears that the brows are being defined. Then blend out the marks made by the concealer (at the edges of the drawn brows) into the skins around the fore-head and upper-eye-lid.

And after that you have a unique brow!

It is however ironic that I’m not telling you this face-to-face. Thus, it might be confusing at first. But if you need any clarity, please feel enthusiastic to add me up at www.facebook.com/BICCAM by liking my page and dropping a comment and you are sure to get a quick response. However, always remember YOUR STYLE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT.

Bola Ukeh [Biccam]

Bola Ukeh [Biccam]

He is a young Nigerian who is passionate about positive social change, youth leadership development, and the growth of SMEs in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Maple is the Principal Consultant of Mapemond Resources, a Brand Development and Idea Management Firm. He is the Founder of Fayples Nigeria, an online clothing store. He is also the initiator of the Southern Brands Project, an initiative aimed at inspiring creative enterprise among young Nigerians in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

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