How To Fake Bold Lily Collins Brows

For babely, big brows are the best brows.
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For babely, big brows are the best brows.

I haven't always loved a bold brow. I mean, being a teen in the early 2000s was not a great time for eyebrows. I envy the teens now who can look to Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins and even our own Annie for full, beautiful brow inspiration.

Those face framing brows.

Those face framing brows.

Nope, Tweezerman in hand, I idolized the Drew Barrymores, Gwen Stefanis and Kate Mosses of the world. Not that these ladies aren't majorly babe-a-licious, but they were also victims of '90s thin brow syndrome.

As I got to my later teen years, I graduated to threading, and got them threaded by the same woman who did all the high school girls' eyebrows at eight bucks a pop. She was good; I mean, my brows were groomed and arched at the right place, but they were thin.

Sadly, my eyebrows never quite regained their eighth grade fullness, but that doesn't mean I won't try to fake 'em once in a while. Especially after seeing the autumn-perfect look on the gorgeous Lily Collins, above.

The half-browed woman. Photography shot with the Canon SL1.

The half-browed woman. Photography shot with the Canon SL1.

Using my Anastasia Beauty Express for Brow and Eyes, I outlined the shape of my new eyebrow. You can use an angled brush and any matte dark brown powder, depending on your hair colour. I like this kit because it comes with two shades of brown.

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Then I filled it all in.

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Using an angled brush dipped in MAC Brow Set in Beguiling, I began to randomly stroke in fake brows. Then I used the spoolie brush to brush the eyebrows down, instead of up, to make them look thicker than they actually are.

With my finger, I coated my upper eyelid in Bobbi Brown's Stone up to the crease. 

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I lined my eyes with black pencil liner and used some fake outer lashes.

To me, a bold brow deserves a bold lip, so I went with a mixture of various lipsticks to create a dark wine colour--not unlike this one, but minus the gloss.

I think this look is pretty wintery, so perfect with a beanie.

Whoa flash alert, sorry. More accurate skin representation below.

Whoa flash alert, sorry. More accurate skin representation below.

...and serious face.

...and serious face.

Gothic clown?

Gothic clown?

It is a bit intense, but good when you want to switch it up a bit. 

What do you think? Bit much? Do you bulk up your brows on the regular? I can never wear this with glasses, otherwise it all goes very Bert and Ernie chic.