Friday, April 9, 2021

Eyebrow or Eyeliner Stencils

One of my students has some of the most beautiful eyebrows. She uses an eyebrow stencil to get that look.  My eyebrows went up on that one because I didn’t know anyone who used them regularly.  Eyebrow stencils are defined as small stencils you place over your brow before you color them in so you “stay inside” the lines when using the pencil, powder, or gel. 

Eyebrow stencils come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on what you want.  Do you want thick and full or thin and narrow?  Once you’ve chosen the perfect brow, you place it over your brow, hold it in place with your thumb and index finger, and color.  Then repeat on the other side.

If you get stencils made out of plastic, you can clean them and then reuse them multiple times.  Some eyebrow stencil sets have handles so you don’t have to use your fingers to hold them in place while others have a gentle adhesive to hold them in place.  When you are done, you just peel the stencil off and clean them for reuse. In addition, pick up an eyebrow contour kit so you have everything you need to use the stencils properly.  

If you don’t have the money for a kit, there are instructions on how to make your own or print out free templates on the internet but when you consider it is possible to get a kit for around $4.00, I think I’d get the kit.

Now for those of us who struggle to put on eyeliner properly, there are eyeliner stencils available for our use.  I have so much trouble getting my eyeliner to look good.  Usually it looks like a 2nd grader drew it. In addition, there are eyeliner stamps one can use to apply a nice liner.

Eyeliner stamps come in a couple of versions. The first version is dual tipped with a stamp on one end and a felt tip on the other and both are self-inking.  One uses the stamp end first to put down the basic line and then fills it in with the felt tip. The stamp is used to start the line and the felt tip finishes the line. 

The other type of eyeliner stamp has two ends which are dipped in a pot of liquid.  One end is for the left eye while the other end is for the right side.  There is also a liner that has a wheel attached to it.  The liquid liner is rolled across the eyelid to produce a nice line. Then we have eyeliner stencils which stick to the eye and give you a line to follow. These tend to be really sticky so you don’t accidentally go under the edge thus they can take off eye makeup so it’s best to apply before the eye shadow and other eye makeup.

I like the idea of stencils but nothing that could make it harder to put on my regular makeup.  Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear.  Have a great day.

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