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BN Beauty: Achieve Flawless Natural Looking Eyebrows in 4 Easy Steps with Joy Adenuga



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The eyebrows are the frame of the face – they add beauty and serve as an anchor for creating a makeup look. However, it can be quite difficult to get your eyebrows looking its best.

So, talented UK-based makeup artist Joy Adenuga is here to show you how to get flawless natural looking eyebrows in 4 easy steps.

What You Need
– An eyebrow pencil in dark brown
– A concealer a shade or 2 lighter than your skin tone and a concealer the same shade as your skin tone.
– A concealer brush
– A clean mascara brush or spoolie
– A dark brown eyeshadow

Here’s How!

1. Start by making sure your brows are professionally groomed.

2. Using a brow pencil like MAC pencil in Spiked or Stud, trace the shape you want to achieve.

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Be sure the beginning of your brow is aligned with the inner corner of your eye, and the end of the brow is aligned with the outer corner of your eye. You can achieve this by placing a pencil along the side of your nose and tracing it to determine he beginning and end of your brow.

3. Using a stiff brush, fill in your brow with a dark eyeshadow. I tend to mix a bit of MAC’s eyeshadow in Embark and Swiss chocolate.

Then using a clean mascara wand or spoolie, brush through to blend. To keep brows in place, brush through with a clear brow gel.

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4. Finish off by using a concealer 1 to 2 shades lighter than your skin shade/tone to define under the brows, and a concealer the same shade as your skin to define the top of the brows. Don’t forget to blend the concealer into your forehead and eyelid for a seamless finish.

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And viola! Your brows are on ‘fleek’.

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If you have special tips and tricks that you use to get flawless brows be sure to share them with us!

Photo Credits
Photography: Abi Oshodi (Website: | Instagram: @AS-Photography)
Makeup: Joy Adenuga (Website: | Instagram: @joyadenugamua)
Model: Vintynellie (Instagram: @Vintynellie)

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  1. Tosin

    May 15, 2015 at 7:59 am

    before or after makeup?

    • S!

      May 15, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Makeup is one funny thing!
      You use makeup up to achieve a “natural looking” eyebrow?

  2. omel

    May 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Awwww! I like!! I like!!! I like!!!! Beautiful girl with light makeup.

  3. Viv

    May 15, 2015 at 8:11 am

    She looks better without makeup

    • Joy Adenuga

      May 15, 2015 at 11:12 am

      She’s wearing a foundation base in every picture including the before

  4. Anon

    May 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

    The undone eyebrows are better. All she needed really was eyebrow powder to fill out the sparse areas.

  5. sharon

    May 15, 2015 at 9:14 am

    please is their any way i could get a complete make up box. i really need it cus i find it so hard to get everything myself.

  6. Chichi

    May 15, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I’m more interested in her daily beauty routine, see how flawless her skin is in the picture without foundation. BN please let her share her tips.

    • Joy Adenuga

      May 15, 2015 at 11:13 am

      She’s wearing a foundation base in every picture including the before

  7. MEE

    May 15, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Nice one..Fine pimples 🙂

  8. Vic

    May 15, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Where is my previous comment? I still say she looks better without the make up

    • Joy Adenuga

      May 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

      But she’s wearing makeup in the before picture, I hadn’t just concealed her under eyes 🙂

  9. Funmi

    May 15, 2015 at 10:25 am

    The brow filling is too much…. would have been better if the front of the brow was not filled it makes it look more natural

  10. Enn!

    May 15, 2015 at 10:26 am

    d way perception of beauty is going this days, real eye brows are gonna be rare like snow in April…I’m not hating o,just observing.

  11. Funmi

    May 15, 2015 at 10:28 am

    And i’m wondering why she went from light to dark skin its usually the opposite.

    • Joy Adenuga

      May 15, 2015 at 11:14 am

      It’s the light setting at the shoot 🙂

  12. paypay

    May 15, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Madam Vic how nau. Pls explain. U dey see kwa? Pls go and look for ur glasses. Biko.

  13. Joy Adenuga

    May 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for the lovely comments. Just wanted to add that the model has a foundation base in every single image including “The Before”. I only went back to add more coverage to her under eyes and the rest is down to Editing by the retoucher 🙂

  14. Beeeee

    May 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Now these are the best natural looking brows I have seen….a lot of people walk around with ayamatanga brows these days…I love and the steps seem easy enough. I fill with the brow pencil, maybe thats why mine always comes out looking like i used a black permanent marker…..i will definitely try this method

  15. Beeeee

    May 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    * oops, remove the ” pen”

  16. honeymix...

    May 15, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    @BN, please could you update us on Adams Oshiomole’s wedding and pictures. Thank you. The site that provides enough and good amebo.

  17. su

    May 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Her make up is beautiful and flawless ! Everyone with any critic here especially @Funmi is talking absolute thrash and im sure knows nothing about beautiful make up. Haters, Im sure your hating has cause blindness

  18. gb

    May 18, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Wow!! This is so lovely. End of story.Say no more guys

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