When a Redditor named Bikinipiglet recently posted a rose-gold eye shadow look she created on the MakeupAddiction subreddit, more people were amazed by her brows than her seamlessly blended shimmery shadow. She later shared exactly how she transforms her thin, overplucked brows into full, sculpted arches in another post, and her before-and-after photos ended up going viral.
“I have had real problems with my eyebrows from overplucking at an early age, so I’m really surprised so many people picked up on them,” Bikinipiglet shared in the original makeup post. Many people even mistook her precise-looking brows for being freshly microbladed. Others thought they were progress shots of growing out her brows because they look incredibly natural. Some even asked how she keeps them so trimmed and combed.
No trimming or combing is to be had, though. Her brows aren’t naturally full so she can’t do so. Instead, Bikinipiglet fills in her brows by carefully drawing on all the tiny hair-like strokes by hand every day. All without a stencil, by the way. (You can find tips on how to shape your brows here or you can download this app.) Her weapons of choice are an angled brush, the M.A.C. 266 Small Angle Brush to be exact, and the Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow, an intensely pigmented gel that comes in a squeezable tube. “It’s a thin, easy-to-work-with formula,” she explained.
You can see what her brows look like before she fills them in below.
Here’s what her overplucked brows look like with the help of the Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow and a steady hand.
Bikinipiglet’s tutorial was enough to convince one Redditor who goes by PrincessPoutine to consider picking those two products up after work this week. She listed off popular brow fillers she’s used in the past that have failed her. “I have used [Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade], Ardell’s Brow Pomade, a Nyx Brow Pencil, and a Gosh Copenhagen Brow Pen,” she wrote, “but I’m never able to get those extremely thin, precise hair strokes.”
One major step Bikinipiglet pointed out for keeping the natural look of her brows was she always fills in the inner corners of her brows last. She doesn’t add more product to her brush before doing so, though. Instead, she uses whatever is left on it, so the strokes appear lighter than the others to ensure her brows look softer and less bold than the classic Instagram brow. (Let’s be real, the inner corners of that look can be harsh at times.)
Shop the Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow here, so you can try out Bikinipiglet’s brow tutorial out for yourself.
More on brow fillers:
- 17 Awesome Brow Products Allure Editors Swear By
- This Woman’s Trick for Using Dried-Out Eyeliner Is Absolutely Genius
- Maybelline’s Newest Brow Product Is Designed To Last For Days
Now, learn about Barbie Ferreira’s drugstore hack for perfect brows:
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