As you’re reading this, Wai and I are on our way to Amsterdam! We’re having a maternity photo shoot today! We’ve deciced to take one as we want to look back on our precious memories when we’re older. We hope the results turn out well! Anyway, let’s get back to business.
Have you heard of the Korean eyebrow trend yet? The so called Korean straight-across eyebrows have been a huge trend in Korea and Asia Pacific region for a long time now. Straight-across eyebrows make you look innocent and younger. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to look younger? The first time when I got my à la Korean eyebrows done was when I was in Hong Kong last year. I met a makeup artist who was responsible for my look for the pre-wedding photo shoot. I was literally blown away by her makeup skills! I absolutely loved the shape she drew on me. It was full, straight and so natural, just like the ‘original’ K-brows! I’ve never seen myself with Korean eyebrows before and I wished they could stay with me forever. Let me tell you a secret, I’ve overplucked my eyebrows when I was a teenager (I know, it was in at that time). However, some of my eyebrow areas never grew back since. So if you have full, thick eyebrows, don’t pluck your eyebrows too thin, you’ll regret that for the rest of your life!
But hey, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world if you’ve already done that. You can still have those straight-across eyebrows thanks to eyebrow makeup! :) I’ve been practicing K-brows a lot and it took me a lifetime in order to get some à la Korean brows. I’ve asked my friend for advice, watched a lot of YouTube tutorials, used eyebrow stencils and I’ve even tried a lot of different eyebrow pencils/powders in several colours. So here’s my version on how to get the K-brows without trimming. Before I start this tutorial, let me get something straight. One side of my face is lower than the other (if you look closely, you can see that my left eyebrow is a little higher than my right). So you might see a slight difference between those eyebrows. But they don’t have to look exactly the same, they’re sisters, not twins :)
First of all, it’s important to determine where your brows should begin and end. As you can see in the pictures above, I wasn’t overreacting. I barely have any eyebrows left which means I won’t leave the house without having my eyebrows fixed (even when I’m going into labor in April)!
Use an eyebrow pencil (I’m using a grey/brown one here) to outline the shape of your brow. I’ve drawn a slight, soft arch for a more natural look.
When it comes to filling in the brows, my friend suggested me to choose 1 or 2 shades lighter than my hair colour. My hair colour is black, so I’ve used a light brown pencil to fill in my brows combined with the grey/brown one. Make sure to fill in the direction of your hair growth. Also, apply it carefully and lightly as dark eyebrows make you look harsh.
Clean up any eyebrow mistakes with a Q-tip. My eyebrows were a little too dark here. So I’ve used a Q-tip and brushed it lightly over my brows. Also, if you’re not satisfied with the shape yet, apply some concealer directly above and under your eyebrow. You can use your fingertips or a concealer brush for this.
Tadaaa..one side is done :)
Now repeat on the other side. Follow steps 1-4.
..and your K-brows are done! Remember: it’s alright if the results don’t turn out as expected. Practice makes perfect! Just don’t give up!
Would you try this K-brow trend too?